This two-day immersion into the world of the ScrumMaster role explores Agile Facilitation and Agile Coaching, and how the ScrumMaster uses these skills to support the team, the Product Owner, and the Organization.


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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) is an in-depth two-day immersion into the world of the ScrumMaster role. The class explores Agile Facilitation and Agile Coaching and how the ScrumMaster uses these skills to support the team, the Product Owner and the Organization. The class is full of real-world examples from the attendees’ experiences and coaches attendees through practical tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace.

The class is a deep dive into your role as a ScrumMaster and the hands-on activities and exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the next level of Scrum firsthand.

  • The Agile values in your organization
  • How to best facilitate and coach team members, customers, executives and stakeholders
  • Techniques to help your team on their journey to self-organization
  • Expanding the impact of Scrum in your organization
  • Identify ways to scale Scrum and Agile beyond your team

A. Prerequisites

Anyone is welcome to take this course, however, to receive your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM™) you need to:

  • Have a current Certified ScrumMaster Certification (CSM)
  • Complete the two-day Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) 
  • Have at least 12 months of experience within the last 5 years that you demonstrate by updating the experience on your Scrum Alliance Profile

B. Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who have been in the ScrumMaster role for at least 12 months
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Project Managers

C. Learning Objectives

As an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) class participant, I want to learn…

  1. To explain Agile and Lean Values and Principles, so that I can better appreciate Scrum
  2. To understand Agile Facilitation, so that I can better support my team
  3. To understand Agile Coaching, so that I can coach my Team, Product Owner and Organization
  4. To explore self-organization, so that I can support my Development Team in becoming Self Organized
  5. To explore team dynamics, so that I can help my team work together better
  6. To explore Definition of Done, so that I facilitate my team creating one
  7. To understand the Value of Engineering Practices, so that I coach my team on how to incorporate them
  8. To understand Service to the Product Owner, so that I can effectively support my Product Owner
  9. To explore resolving impediments, so that I can effectively support my team
  10. To understand Scaling Scrum, so that I can understand the pros and cons of scaling
  11. To explore Organizational Change, so that I can effectively support my organization
  12. To explore Scrum Mastery, so that I can expand my personal ScrumMaster skills

D. Benefits

The Braintrust Consulting Group is one of the leading Agile trainers in the U.S. Utilizing the latest brain science research, Braintrust uniquely facilitates this advanced course as a deeper, more intensive ScrumMaster program developed specifically for practicing ScrumMasters.

We help you translate Scrum and Agile theory into application. Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) picks up where Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) left off in your journey to becoming a Certified Scrum Professional. In Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), you are introduced to the roles, the events, the artifacts, and the basics of Scrum. In the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), you’ll be focused on applying that knowledge to achieve true mastery of Scrum.

  • Learn while not being bored and having fun
  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Scrum Education Units®(SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

E. Takeaways

  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Copy of the Braintrust book Scrum for the Rest of Us
  • 16 SEUs/16 PDUs
  • Fulfill one of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Professional®-ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM)

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