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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

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The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) course provides a deeper dive into the role of a scrum master, beyond what was learned in the introductory Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course. This highly interactive and learner-driven course guides participants to challenge what they think they know and expands their soft skills of facilitation, consensus-building and servant leadership. It also explores scrum in contexts beyond IT.

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Our immersive instructional techniques teach you Scrum by having you do Scrum – just as it is done in the real world. A small sampling of what you'll get:

  • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community, having certified nearly 1 million practitioners worldwide
  • A highly-interactive learning experience with examples and exercises that truly enable understanding of Scrum, by one of the few consulting firms solely focused on agile transformation for almost 20 years
  • Post-course registration of completed coursework towards A-CSM certification with Scrum Alliance
  • Sixteen (16) PDUs toward PMP® and PMI-ACP® certifications by a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Registered Education Provider (REP)
  • Two-year Scrum Alliance membership extension for current CSM holders, once certified as A-CSM. Platinum Edge will register participants as having completed the A-CSM course. Upon successfully documenting a minimum 12 months experience and completing this course, participants will be registered as Advanced Certified ScrumMasters (A-CSM)
  • All course materials and resources

This class is offered in partnership with PMI to support the local PM community.

Platinum Edge is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider 


Seminar Objectives

The Advanced Certified ScrumMasterSM (A-CSMSM) course provides a deeper dive into the role of a scrum master, beyond what was learned in the introductory Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course. This highly interactive and learner-driven course guides participants to challenge what they think they know and expands their soft skills of facilitation, consensus-building and servant leadership. It also explores scrum in contexts beyond IT.

Anyone who can benefit from this A-CSM course may attend, however to receive A-CSM certification, participants must also have an active Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Scrum Alliance certification and demonstrate at least 12 months experience as a scrum master, or similar experience.

This course also provides 16 PDUs toward PMP recertification and 16 PDUs toward PMI-ACP certification

Scrum masters are change agents who challenge the status quo to enable cross-functional and self-organizing teams to accomplish customer-driven goals and to deliver business value early and often for the customer’s competitive advantage. This course addresses the following common questions asked by people worldwide who are exploring the benefits of scrum:

  • Why do we need a dedicated scrum master?
  • What does a scrum master do all day?
  • How does scrum apply beyond software?

When this course has been completed, attendees will have gained in-depth practical knowledge of Scrum and its benefits.


Seminar Overview

The A-CSM course will provide instruction, exploration and practice to develop expanded knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate scrum mastery
    • Show you know the basics
    • Teach scrum to various audiences
    • Map scrum to agile values & principles
    • Understand scrum’s historical context
  • Dive deep into team dynamics
    • Understand teams vs working groups
    • Remove obstacles to communication
    • Navigate team development
  • Facilitation
    • Effectively define collaboration
    • Explore consensus-building techniques
    • Explore liberating structures
    • Deal appropriately with conflict
  • Practice scrum & common agile techniques
    • Establish team agreements
    • Practice establishing strategic direction
    • Run multiple sprint simulation
    • Apply simulation learnings to real world
  • Explore coaching as a skill
  • Address impediments at team member, scrum team and organization levels
  • Break down dependencies between teams
    • Evaluate the meaning of dependencies
    • Learn the first rule of scaling
    • Explore scaling techniques
  • Become a servant leader
    • Define servant leadership
    • Analyze your personal alignment
    • Discover your effectiveness
  • Create an action plan for improving yourself, your team & your organization

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Platinum Edge provides one of the best training programs in the industry. We have so much confidence that you will be satisfied with our training that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If by the end of the course you are not satisfied, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

Price Match Guarantee

We'll match any published price on identical classes offered by other providers in the same geographic area. Show us the lower published price and we will match it.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be provided for any reason prior to one week before the start of the class. If less than one week prior to class, you will be charged $100 if you cancel and do not transfer your registration to a future Platinum Edge class.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to other common questions.

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