• 18th Feb 20 - 19th Feb 20
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What is this course?

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (A-CSM™) course is part of the Scrum Alliances Agile Coaching Pathway; this step in the journey is a combination of workshop, applied learning on the job and reflection.

This programme is aimed at practicing ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches. Growing skills such as facilitation and coaching, and building knowledge to better serve Development Teams, Product Owners and the wider organisation.  This programmes focus is on growing you as team coaches and change agents.

The two-day workshop builds on a combination of interactive exercises, practical real-life examples, and lively discussion and will equip you with the knowledge required to be an effective ScrumMaster.  However real learning happens through application and reflection, so after the workshop in order to achieve the A-CSM™ there is the applied practice and reflection element.  There are two ways to complete the reflection:

  • •  Through 1 to 1 coaching up to 3 sessions usually lasting 45 minutes, over videoconference.
  • •  Through reflective writing you can submit written piece to reflect on your practice.

This is the most important part of the programme that allows for reflection on how you are applying your knowledge and skills, this is why it is a mandatory part of the A-CSM™.

On completion of the programme, you will become an A-CSM™, which will make you eligible to work towards the Certified Scrum Professional®.

What will you learn?

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ programme will help you take that next step in your growth as a ScrumMaster and Agile Coach. By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • •  Describe a wide range of Agile and Lean concepts and understand their context
  • •  Share understanding and examples of Empirical Process Control
  • •  Explore facilitation models
  • •  Share facilitation skills
  • •  Plan for collaborative meetings
  • •  Be able to demonstrate a coaching stance
  • •  Apply coaching techniques with team, Product Owners and stakeholders
  • •  Apply techniques to foster self-organisation
  • •  Understand team development models
  • •  Apply techniques for improving team performance
  • •  Facilitate the creation of a definition of Done
  • •  Describe a number engineering practices and how they affect a teams ability to deliver a potentially shippable product increment
  • •  Be able to facilitate the creation of a Vision and Product Backlog
  • •  Explain Scrum to the Business
  • •  Identify, analyze and resolve impediments
  • •  Compare and contrast different scaling options
  • •  Create self awareness of yourself as a ScrumMaster
  • •  Improve your ability to deal with conflict
  • •  Understand Servant Leadership
What will you receive?
  • •  2 days of high quality instruction from our Certified Scrum Trainers
  • •  3 coaching sessions to reflect on your practice
  • •  For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
  • •  Course materials
  • •  Advanced Certified Scrum Master certification on successful completion of the programme
What topics are covered?
  • •  Agile and Lean Values, Principles, and Worldview
  • •  Empirical Process Control
  • •  Basic Facilitation
  • •  Coaching Fundamentals
  • •  Self Organisation
  • •  Team Dynamics
  • •  Definition of Done
  • •  Value of Engineering Practices
  • •  Going from Vision to Ready
  • •  Coaching the Product Owner
  • •  Resolving Impediments
  • •  Scaling Scrum
  • •  Organisational Change
  • •  Developing Yourself
Who is this course suitable for?

This course is for ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches with at least a years experience in the role.  You must have Agile experience as the course will build on your experiences in order to deepen your understanding of Agile and yourself.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?
  • •   You will already be a Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM®)
  • •   At least 1 years experience working as a ScrumMaster
  • How should I prepare for this course?

    Attendees should re-familiarise themselves with the Scrum Guide

    What about exams and certifications?

    There are no exams for this course and on successful completion of the full programme you will be granted your Scrum Alliance Advanced ScrumMaster certification.

    Venue:   Cambridge - Hilton Cambridge City Centre

    • Trainer: Mark Summers


      Mark Summers is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach, helping individuals, teams and organisations with their Agile and Lean journey, since 2006. Mark is committed to help support the development of environments where people can take pleasure from their work, delighting customer with quality products.

      Within the Agile community Mark is a leader on Agile Coaching, facilitating coaching clinic’s at conferences, organising coaching retreats across Europe, and mentoring other coaches. Mark was a recent keynote speaker on the role of coaching in Agile organisations, at the Scrum Gathering in Munich.

      Mark is a professionally trained coach in business and personal coaching, accredited to Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.

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