WHY Advanced Scrum Master?
Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM®) program is the next level in your Scrum Alliance Path. It takes your skills to a whole new level and goes beyond the basics and equips you with nuanced abilities that you can rely on in real-life scenarios.
the A-CSM certification represents a significant milestone on your journey to becoming a Certified Scrum Professional. By investing in your professional development and acquiring the A-CSM title, you position yourself as an invaluable asset to your organization and the broader agile community.
Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people. Increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in. Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.
Facilitate better dialogue between the Product Owner, Scrum Team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives
If you are...
...this course is for you!
What you will learn on this course
A-CSM® Learning OUTCOMES (Scrum Alliance®)
Lean, Agile, and Scrum
- how Scrum is aligned with the values and principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development
- the historical development of Scrum and agile
- value of Lean/agile development approaches outside of Scrum
- personality traits of an excellent Scrum Master
- situations when transparency, inspection, and adaptation are not working effectively
Scrum Master Core Competencies
- indicators when a group is engaged in divergent thinking and when a group is engaged in convergent thinking
- challenges of integrating multiple perspectives
- listening techniques for effective meetings/events
- alternatives to open discussion
- when the Scrum Master should not act as the facilitator for the Scrum Team
- collaborative events
- strategies to resolve obstacles to clear communication
- creating a working agreement to foster clear communication and teamwork
Coaching and Training
- elements of a coaching stance
- appropriate coaching technique for interventions and improvements
- Scrum and its benefits to a business stakeholder
- analyze your fulfillment of the Scrum values and how you could improve.
- recognize when a constructive interaction moves to destructive conflict.
- compare your default pattern for responding to conflict with at least two alternatives.
Scrum Master as a True Leader
- attributes of an effective leader.
- attributes of a leader.
Service to the Organization
- resolving the root cause of an organizational impediment.
- possible impacts to your Scrum Team or organization that could result if your Scrum Team adopted the latest definition of Scrum.
- approaches to scaling Scrum.
- reasons why an organization might decide not to scale.
- techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies.
- benefits and drawbacks of feature teams and component teams.
- the nature of complex systems.
- approaches for catalyzing organizational change.
Service to the Scrum Team
Self-Management and Team
- attributes of an effective self-managing team.
- technique to improve the team’s ability to manage themselves.
- the difference between a team and working group.
- at least one multi-stage model for team formation and development.
Definition of Done and Value of Development Practices
- the creation or improvement of a strong Definition of Done.
- how a Definition of Done could be formulated for a non-software product.
- how development practices may impact the Scrum Team’s ability to deliver valuable, usable Increments each Sprint.
- how development practices are highly beneficial in a multiple team environment.
Service to the Product Owner
- relationship between a product vision and a Product Goal.
- examine or refine a Product Goal with the Scrum Team and stakeholders.
- create a Product Backlog that supports achievement of a Product Goal.
- approach to refine the Product Backlog.
Why you should take this course?
Benefits of this A-CSM® certification
With nearly one million Certified Scrum Masters in the marketplace, differentiating yourself with the Advanced Certified Scrum Master title is a powerful way to showcase your expertise and stand out from the crowd.
how to get A-CSM® certificate
Find your date and register on time on Agile Serbia, a Global REA of Scrum Alliance (SA). You have to hold a CSM® certificate from Scrum Alliance®
Take the A-CSM® course, 14-16 hours of interactive instructions from verified trainer (CST), who have years of experience as active Scrum practitioners across domains.
Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering. This may include pre- or post-course work as deemed necessary by your approved educator to complete the learning objectives.
Accept the A-CSM License Agreement. Validate at least 12 months of work experience specific to the accountability of scrum master (within the past five years.) This can be met before or after attending the course. Work experience is entered and validated on your Scrum Alliance account.
Don't forget! Renew the certification once every two years. Advanced Scrum Master Certification Renewal Cost is 175$
What are the next steps AFTER A-CSM® certification?
Good Scrum Master enables others.Great Scrum Master inspires others.
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People Usually Ask Us These ... about A-CSM®
To earn the A-CSM℠ certification, you must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a CSM® from Scrum Alliance® (you may not substitute a certification from a different track (i.e. using a CSM for an A-CSPO course.)
- Attend a minimum 14-16-hour A-CSM course.
- Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering. This may include pre- or post-course work as deemed necessary by your approved educator to complete the learning objectives.
- Accept the A-CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.
- Validate at least 12 months of work experience specific to the accountability of scrum master (within the past five years.) This can be met before or after attending the course. Work experience is entered and validated on your Scrum Alliance account.
The 12 months of work experience specific to the role of scrum master can be met at any time once you’ve attended an A-CSM℠ course. Please note that the work experience must be within the past five years of today’s date.
Please ensure your work experience is entered on your Scrum Alliance® account in order for it to be validated. Once you’ve reached at least 12 months of counted work experience, you will receive a notification email from Scrum Alliance once it has been validated, and you will be able to claim your advanced certification.
Please follow these instructions to add work experience to your profile:
- Log in to your Scrum Alliance Dashboard
- Select Profile from the navigation bar on the left
- Scroll down to the Experience section and select +Add work history
- Complete the required fields in the Work Experience section
- Complete the required fields in the Experience in a specific Scrum accountability section
- Confirm that the information you entered is accurate and true by selecting the checkbox
- Select Submit to save and validate your information
Please make sure you complete the Experience in a specific Scrum accountability section at the bottom, and ensure your selected scrum role from the dropdown (i.e. ScrumMaster, product owner, etc.) that matches the advanced level certification that you’re earning.
It usually takes one day for work experience to be validated upon submission. If you still haven’t received your advanced level certification after submitting your work experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.