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Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

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What you will learn in the Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course?

Agile facilitation, training and coaching skills that expand Scrum Masters’ actions.

Techniques to build and improve robust Definitions of Done (DoD), increasing the quality and transparency of the Agile delivery process.

Understand different Agile scaling frameworks and the reasons why an organization might decide not to scale.

Recognize organizational impediments to Scrum and decide the best way to address them as an advanced Scrum Master.

A-CSM Program

1. Agile & Lean

You will be able to gain perspective into the historical evolution of Agility and understand it beyond Scrum. You will identify and transmit how this mindset gave rise to different frameworks considered practically complementary today.

2. Empirical Process Control

You will know why Scrum is the way it is. The purpose behind the existence of each artifact and event for empirical process control. You will be able to identify not only the most typical but also the least known antipatterns.

3. Facilitation Fundamentals

You will know how to facilitate any Scrum events and add some “salt and pepper” to them so that they are not dull or out of control. All Scrum teams will be grateful to you for efficiently facilitating your meetings.

4. Coaching & Training

You will discover the secret behind Coaching, and you will practice it with the highest international standards, which in itself will differentiate you from the rest. You will also practice training techniques, and you will be able to differentiate facilitation, coaching, and training, also learning when to use each one.

5. Developers Coaching

You will learn about the characteristics of high-performance teams, an actionable model for their development, the different stages that these teams usually go through, and how you should act in each of those stages. We will explore other minimum technical excellence practices that you must learn to succeed in your performance as a Scrum Master. For this reason, you will understand how to promote self-management within the Scrum Team and how to coach them to maximize their potential and effectiveness as a team.

6. Product Owner Coaching

You will learn how to support Product Owners in the effective execution of their roles. You will understand how to involve them in Product Backlogs refinement and create a compelling product vision. We will also discuss the implications of the latest modifications to the Scrum Guide regarding Product Goals and Sprint Goals.

7. Organizational Agility

You will develop a systemic view of Organizational Agility. You will know how to interpret organizational dynamics concerning the construction of products and the level of system adaptability. You will be able to identify local optimization patterns that prevent an organization from achieving higher levels of agility.

8. Leadership and Personal Development

You will understand the aspects that shape both servant leadership and conflict resolution. You will put into perspective all the topics learned, and you will be able to evaluate your level of expertise in each one of them. From there you will design a personal development plan that will guide you towards the path of continuous improvement.

How do I get certified as Advanced Scrum Master?

1. Register now

Register now for the next Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) training course.

2. Participate

Actively participate during the 8 weeks of the program.

3. Achieve the Goals

Achieve the program goals and earn the Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance.

What is the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course (A-CSM) about?

If you are reading this, it is very likely that you have already completed your certification as a Scrum Master (CSM) and are facing one or more of these scenarios:

1. As Scrum Master you are pursuing a professional career in Agile Coaching and would like to take a leap by incorporating more advanced approaches and techniques.

2. You serve as a Scrum Master, and you would like your interventions to be much more assertive and memorable for your clients.

3. You want to evaluate deeper solutions in your practice as a Scrum Master, such as the organizational view of the A-CSM.

Whatever the case, you are in the right place to start your path to advanced CSM.

In this online Advanced Scrum Master certification (A-CSM) course, you will find complete and deep content, which is kept up to date with the most modern approaches and techniques of team facilitation, coaching, scale agility, and support to Scrum Product Owners and Developers so that you can be that Scrum Master who leaves nothing to chance.

Unfortunately, many Scrum Masters do not have the opportunity to receive quality agile frameworks education and continue to manage teams based on deadlines and evaluations. They spend most of their time monitoring user stories' progress and positioning themselves as intermediaries between developers and customers with the best intentions. But, unfortunately, doing this is an absolute waste of time and effort.

You shouldn't be one of these Scrum Masters.

With this advanced certification course you will be part of a group of professionals that is taking their knowledge of Scrum Mastering to deeper dimensions.

Sign up for the Advanced Scrum Master (A-CSM) certification completely online and take off your career with all the new tools you will learn from the role of Advanced Scrum Master.

What do you get when you register for the Advanced Scrum Master Certification?

A Step-by-step Plan

A complete step-by-step learning plan that will show you how to build your Advanced Scrum Master profile.

Course Recording

Access to the course recording 🎥 after each meeting, so you can have it for consultation and reference

✅ Yes, you read that right: we record the course and make it available so you can replay it as many times as you want!

Online Campus

A learning platform with material that you can consult without a time limit.

3 Digital Books

The 'Scrum and Something More', 'Agile Team Facilitator' and 'Agile Coach Professional' books to use as a reference during the course and after finishing it 📚.

International Recognition

The most recognized Scrum Master certification in industry companies 🥇 (after passing the corresponding exam).

24 Miles & PDUs

Miles that you can later exchange for discounts in other of our courses and PDUs to accredit in the PMI (Project Management Institute) and maintain your certifications.

Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

A 2-month online certification program that will turn you into an Advanced Scrum Master

8 weeks of study with 3-hour weekly meetings with Martin Alaimo

2 webinar facilitations

10 Scrum Master Intervention Practices

Workload: 48 hours (6 hours per week, including weekly meetings)

Upcoming Dates

🌐 Virtual 🇪🇸 in Spanish
3 MAY - 28 JUN 2023
Every Wenesday
9:00 am Miami // 2023-05-03T13:00:00+00:00

USD 890.-

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Upon successful completion of this two-month A-CSM program

You will understand in detail Agility and its different frameworks. We will explore the historical evolution of Scrum and Agile. From other Agile frameworks (e.g., XP, Kanban, Lean Software Development, Heart Of Agile, Modern Agile, Software Craftsmanship, etc.), all the way to the most common failures within Scrum contexts.
You will be able to identify and describe the different empirical process control patterns behind Scrum and understand how an advanced CSM acts in typical situations where the framework's efficiency is degraded.
You will learn facilitation fundamentals, and you will put into practice the techniques that an Advanced Scrum Master must develop to make team meetings as productive as possible, introducing you to the Agile Facilitator role.
You will learn in detail what coaching and agile coaching is and how it differs from training, mentoring and facilitation (instead of trying to understand their differences).
You will explore different coaching models and put them into practice with other professionals and teams, generating a more significant impact.
You will look at the fundamental aspects of Team Dynamics, what lies behind their capacity for self-organization, and you will develop skills to bring teams closer to their point of high performance.
You will learn technical practices that contribute to coordination in contexts of multiple teams and Agility at Scale.
You will incorporate techniques to visualize, manage and reduce dependencies between agile teams from your Scrum Master POV.
You will be an Advanced Scrum Master able to identify the characteristics of Servant Leadership and how to approach the team and organizational problems from this leadership perspective.
You will incorporate key elements to facilitate conversations that will allow you to go from a Product Vision to a Product Backlog and the necessary techniques to promote practical Backlog Refinements.
You will become aware of your current state, namely, strengths and opportunities for improvement as an Advanced Scrum Master.
You will have worked on your purpose and how it aligns with your career as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach.

4 advantages to taking this course with Martin Alaimo

You'll learn from a renowned author of 5 books on Agility and 100+ Google Scholar citations who has trained over 6,000 professionals since 2012.

Martin Alaimo holds four of the industry's most prestigious certifications: Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2012, Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) since 2010, Certified Team Coach (CTC) since 2010, Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CAL Educator) since 2015, and Path to CSP Educator since 2017, which grants you an expert trainer in Agility.

His thinking is situational and pragmatic, based on over 15 years of experience leading organizational evolutions.

His teaching style is immersive, with a fresh content approach that promotes quick learning.

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I take with me a lot of knowledge. I loved the dynamics of the course, the techniques to assimilate knowledge, and the group/collaborative meetings. A very rewarding experience!
Fernando Diaz , Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
I was looking for a certification course that would allow me not just to earn a certification, but would open the door to a wide range of tools, techniques, knowledge and experiences, that would lead me beyond my comfort zone. The course met my expectations and made me go beyond what I expected...experience is not gained by reading books alone, rather by "rolling up your sleeves," and this is what I was looking for.
Mauricio Rodriguez Cascante
This course allows you to delve into framework topics and provides you with a broader vision of what a Scrum Master should know. All these while being coached by Martin who is an excellent and true expert. Step by Step learning and also learning how to unlearn old biases.
Fernando Alayo Vásquez , Lima
I learned a lot in this course, by truly delving into topics of the framework, facilitation techniques, and coaching tools. They will undoubtedly be of great help when working with agile teams.
Maximiliano Eliseo Solís Paz , Santiago
Very complete and covering up-to-date topics. Throughout the course, I was able to learn by doing and putting new concepts to the test. All the supporting material is excellent and I am committed to continuing to deepen my knowledge. Thank you!
Claudia Ruiz
Very well structured and designed to promote both the teaching and learning process. As always, Martín delights us with his great knowledge, experience, and ability to teach.
David Ernesto Bernal Garcia , Santiago de Chile

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Frequently Asqued Questions about the A-CSM Program

What are the prerequisites?

It is necessary that you have basic knowledge of Scrum when entering the program.

ATTENTION: In order to be certified as A-CSM at the end of the program, it is necessary that 1) have an active Scrum Alliance CSM certification and 2) that you have at least one year of experience working as a Scrum Master in the last five years.

Who grants the certification?

Certification is awarded by the Scrum Alliance.
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What if I can't participate in one of the classes?

We record the live classes, so you can watch them later in case of not being able to participate. Anyway, to achieve the certification, you must meet 75% attendance at online classes.

How long is the program?

Two months (8 modules of one week each).

What happens if I don't complete the program within 2 months of starting the program?

You will need to re-enroll and start a new program from scratch.

What are the payment methods for the courses?

You can pay them online with a credit card or Bank Transfer.

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