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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM)



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"Scrum is simple, but Scrum is hard."

The Advanced CSM is to grow experienced Scrum Masters to a higher level of effectiveness.

This program is designed to help move beyond using Scrum merely as process, and address the most common issues that arise in an Agile environment.

In this interactive workshop participants will acquire tools and knowledge in: the principles of Agile facilitation, coaching fundamentals, self-organization, service to the team, resolving impediments, scaling scrum, organizational change, and servant leadership. This training is led by Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs).

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply the underlying theory that links Agile principles and Scrum mechanics
  • Overcome the impediments that impede agility
  • Serve the Development Team, the Product Owner, and the Organization
  • Recognize organizational elements that impact Agile maturity

Important Course Information

Additional benefits:

  • This programme is the next step towards achieving the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification, recognising your professional experience and deep education in agile methods.
  • The programme will also qualify for 16 PMI PDUs and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs


  • To participate in the ACSM event, you must already hold the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential with the Scrum Alliance.
  • To qualify for the ACSM designation, you must attend this event, and also demonstrate 12 months of collective experience using agile methods.

Pre-course preparation:

  • Pre-course preparation is required to gain the most from the programme. This will include reading materials and a personal review of your own experience using Scrum.
  • Clear your schedule to be fully present during the training hours; if a participant misses more than 30 minutes of the class, they will not be eligible to be certified. Should your schedule prevent you from attending the entire class, our team will work with you to schedule another class on a different date.

Exam information:

  • Taking an Advanced CSM course, meeting the 7 learning objectives, and accepting the license agreement designates you as an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster. There is no exam.
  • The Certified Scrum Trainer, leading your class, will register your attendance with the Scrum Alliance, after which you will receive an email from them with your certification.

Certification FAQs

  • For further certification details, please see common questions and answers here.

Your Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)

  • Alan O’Callaghan
  • Matt Roadnight
  • Mark Summers

Course Outline

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum

Agile and Lean values, principles, and worldview

  • Leveraging other Agile frameworks, and how they related to Scrum
  • Practical experience rectifying common pitfalls

Empirical process control

  • Function of inspect-and-adapt in each meeting
  • Triage situations when transparency, inspection, and adaption need improvement
  • See the linkage between the mechanics of Scrum and the underlying theory of Empirical Process Control
  • Agile Facilitation and Coaching

Basic facilitation

  • Overcoming challenges of integrating multiples frames of reference
  • Understanding when not to act as the facilitator, and let a group self-organize
  • Planning collaborative meetings
  • Demonstrate facilitation of a meeting, opening
  • Integrating different perspectives
  • Coming to a group decision

Coaching fundamentals

  • Understanding the ScrumMaster’s many “stances”
  • Gain a basic toolkit of coaching techniques
  • Service to the Team
  • Identify the common issues the undermine Self-Organization
  • Definition of Done
  • Value of Engineering Practices
  • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization
  • Resolving Impediments
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Organizational Change
  • Scrum Mastery
  • Personal Development
  • Servant Leadership
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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