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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM®)

This program is conducted in association with Agilemania.

Course Description:

It is developed to help Certified ScrumMasters to hone their skills in enabling communication between the Product Owner, Development Team, customers, stakeholders, and executives.

It provides the necessary competency to handle stiff resistance to change and zero engagement from the individuals mentioned above.

An experienced Certified Advanced Scrum Trainer conducts this 2-day A-CSM training and classroom workshop to build expertise and understanding in Lean, Agile, and Scrum. It will also make you proficient in scaling Scrum and Agile, thereby polishing your coaching abilities.

In addition, this certification course will teach you to scale Agile and Scrum for multiple teams and establish yourself as an Agile expert.

Course Objectives:

➜   Improve your Scrum application skills to enable transparency in communication between stakeholders
➜   Develop Agile and Scrum knowledge to become a better coach
➜   Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team and become Agile expert
➜   Learn Scrum Master core competencies and master Scrum
➜   Imbibe skills to serve Product Owner, organization

Who Should Attend?

There are no criteria to attend the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM®) Training course. Scrum Masters, Team Leaders, Development Managers, Delivery Managers, Project Managers, and Agile Coaches can attend the A-CSM certification training.

Course Topics:

Lean, Agile, and Scrum

Agile and Lean Values, Principles, and Worldview

  • Demonstrate how scrum is aligned with the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
  • Outline the historical development of Scrum and Agile.
  • Describe at least two other Lean/Agile development approaches outside of Scrum and explain their value.
  • Demonstrate how you resolved or addressed
  • Empirical Process Control evaluate three situations when transparency, inspection, and adaptation are not working Effectively.


  • Describe how a self-organizing team approaches at least three challenges.
  • Apply a countermeasure to reduce the impact of at least one challenge facing a self-organizing team.


Team Dynamics

  • Explain the difference between a working group and a team.
  • Discuss at least three attributes of effective teams.
  • Apply at least two methods for improving team performance.
  • Describe at least one multi-stage model for team formation and development.


Definition of “Done”

  • Organize and facilitate the creation or improvement of a strong Definition of “Done.”
  • Describe how a Definition of “Done” could be formulated for a non-software product.


Value of Development Practices

  • Explain at least two ways development practices may impact the Development Team’s ability to deliver an increment each Sprint.
  • Describe how development practices are highly beneficial in a multiple team environment.

Resolving Impediments

  • Analyze at least one impediment and identify a root cause and/or underlying issue(s).
  • Practice resolving an organizational impediment.


Scaling Scrum

  • Recognize at least two approaches to scaling Scrum.
  • Describe at least two reasons why an organization might decide not to scale.
  • Identify at least two techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies.
  • Describe at least three benefits and drawbacks of feature teams and component teams.

Organizational Change

  • Describe the nature of complex systems.
  • Describe at least two frameworks for catalyzing organizational change.
  • Facilitation identifies at least three indicators when a group is engaged in divergent thinking and at least three indicators when a group is engaged in convergent thinking.
  • Identify at least three challenges of integrating multiple frames of reference.
  • Apply at least two facilitative listening techniques for effective meetings/events.
  • Demonstrate at least two alternatives to open discussion.
  • Describe two examples when the Scrum Master should not act as the facilitator for the Scrum Team.
  • Practice creating an agenda for and facilitating at least two collaborative events.
  • Analyze at least three obstacles to clear communication and their impacts on both the sender and the receiver.
  • Create at least three working agreements to foster clear communication for a meeting.
  • Coaching describe at least three elements of a coaching stance.
  • Apply an appropriate coaching technique for two interventions.
  • Analyze an intervention to identify at least two improvements.
  • Training explain Scrum and its benefits to a business stakeholder.

Coaching the Product Owner

  • Practice creating or refining the product vision with the Product Owner and Development Team.
  • Explain at least two techniques for moving from a product vision to a Product Backlog.
  • Practice refining the Product Backlog with stakeholders and/or team members.
  • Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation

Personal Development

  • Analyze your fulfillment of the Scrum values and how you could improve.
  • Analyze your own fundamental driving factors.
  • Recognize when a constructive interaction moves to destructive conflict.
  • Compare your default pattern for responding to conflict with at least two alternatives.



  • Express at least three attributes of an effective servant-leader.
  • Demonstrate one or more attributes of a servant-leader.



What is the duration and timings of this course?

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No. We do not provide any tools with this course.

Yes this certification is valid for lifetime.

No, we do not provide placement.

The maximum batch size is 20 members in one batch.

Yes post training support will be provided, you can contact the trainers for any queries which you may have.

No, coding is not a prerequisite.

We strongly recommend that the participants attend the batch which they have specifically registered for. There can be exceptions in case of emergencies but the difference in fee(if any) will have to be borne by the participant.

No we do not provide refunds upon cancellation.

Yes we can arrange for an in-house batch for your company given there are a minimum of 10 participants per batch.

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® A CSM® Certification


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