ADVANCED Certified Scrum Master
By taking the A-CSM course, Scrum Masters can benefit from the extensive experience and real-world expertise of the trainers. The course equips Scrum Master’s with practical skills to guide their teams and organisations in utilising the full potential of the Scrum Framework and Agile practices.
Key takeaways from the A-CSM course include:
1. Maximising team effectiveness: Scrum Masters will learn world-class techniques to enhance the productivity and performance of Scrum teams, ultimately delivering greater value to the organization.2. Improving communication: Scrum Masters will gain insights into improving communication channels between the Scrum Team, stakeholders, and leadership. Effective communication is vital for successful collaboration and alignment within an Agile organisation.3. Dealing with challenges: With the A-CSM toolbox, Scrum Masters will be equipped to confidently address resistance to change, low team morale, and challenges posed by distributed teams. They will gain the skills necessary to overcome these obstacles and keep the team motivated and focused.4. Delivering high value: As an A-CSM, Scrum Masters will have the capacity to raise engagement levels and deliver the highest possible value to their organisation. They will possess the impact and credibility of a fully trained Scrum Professional, enabling them to make a significant positive impact on their teams and the overall organisation.
Overall, the A-CSM Certification course aims to empower Scrum Masters with advanced skills and knowledge to effectively lead and support Agile teams, enabling them to overcome obstacles, improve communication, and deliver high-value outcomes.
• Hold a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification issued by The Scrum Alliance, regardless of its current validity status (current or expired).• Have at least one year of work experience specifically in the role of a Scrum Master within the past five years. This experience can be acquired after attending the course, and upon completion, the full certification can be obtained.
If you do not meet the above qualifications, we recommend considering the entry-level Certified Scrum Master course, which has no prerequisites and serves as a preparatory step for this course.
Additionally, exploring opportunities to gain more experience as a Scrum Master would be beneficial.
What will you learn?
"The World of Agile and the Scrum Master" delves into the realm of Agile methodology and its evolution. Participants will explore the impact of recent global events on the Agile landscape and gain an understanding of the Scrum Master Eco System. They will learn about the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master and receive practical tips from experienced professionals. The course encourages self-reflection and guides participants in developing a ScrumMaster Learning Radar to continuously improve their skills.
In the "Alternative Agile Frameworks" section, participants will familiarise themselves with different Agile frameworks beyond Scrum. The course highlights the importance of learning alternative frameworks and provides an exploration of two frameworks: Kanban and DevOps / CI-CD. This section aims to broaden participants' understanding of Agile methodologies and equip them with additional tools for various contexts.
"The Great Events Game" section focuses on Scrum events and their significance within the Scrum framework. Participants will review each event and understand why they are crucial to Scrum. Through playing the Great Events game, they will learn about anti-patterns and "smells" that can hinder effective implementation. The course also features valuable tips from experienced Scrum Masters.
The "Coaching Scrum" module provides guidance on coaching different stakeholders in the Agile environment. Participants will learn how to coach the Product Owner, including understanding the relationship between a Product Vision and a Product Goal, creating a Product Goal, and developing a prioritised Product Backlog. They will also explore coaching strategies for the team, such as addressing conflict, understanding the stages of team development, and removing impediments. Coaching the organisation is another focus, with topics including transitioning from Waterfall to Agile, recognising antipatterns and smells, and learning from a case study. The section concludes with tips from experienced Scrum Masters and discussions on scaling and different team structures.
In the final module, "Coaching Skills and Practise," participants will learn about the various aspects of effective coaching. They will understand when and who to coach, the prerequisites for coaching, and a coaching model to follow. The course emphasises practical application and provides opportunities for participants to practice their coaching skills.
Overall, this training course covers advanced facilitation skills, explores the world of Agile and the role of the Scrum Master, introduces alternative Agile frameworks, focuses on Scrum events and anti-patterns, and provides coaching strategies for different stakeholders. Participants will gain practical knowledge and skills to enhance their facilitation and coaching abilities in Agile environments.