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Scrum Alliance: Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

Grow agility and get one step closer to your Certified Scrum Professional CSM (CSP-CSM) with this advanced session

Grow agility and get closer to your Certified Scrum Professional CSM (CSP-CSM) with this advanced session

You are a Certified Scrum Master® (CSM), from the Scrum Alliance, and you have real world experience applying agile.You want to take it to the next step, take the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster.

Via the CSM you were introduced to Scrum values, roles, ceremonies and artifacts. Through your life and work experience you have learned that making agile work effectively is not easy. This session will expedite your journey to true agility.

We briefly review the basics, then go deeper into agile at scale, empiricism, coaching (active listening, facilitating, powerful questions, handling impediments, root cause analysis, open space, introspection), Extreme Programming (XP) Engineering while also exploring the Product Owner role in detail so you can better support them.

After the session you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance. You will need to enter information about your work experience. If you have more than one year of agile work experience, have the CSM Certification, and complete this session, you will achieve the A-CSM designation, and be one step away from CSP-SM.

If you are coming up on your two year renewal from your CSM, you will also save yourself a $100 renewal fee and accrue 14 to 16 of the SEUs you need to keep your certifications active.


Don't waste your money or get scammed, choose a reputable, approved, training provider

  • Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider, meaning we can help you on the path to CSP-SM.
  • Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REPs), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).
  • We receive near perfect feedback forms when we deliver the A-CSM. This is especially important for this new session, as many trainers either don't have enough experience with the content, or delivering it, and the quality varies widely.

Advanced Certified Scrum Master Sessions

List of Currently Scheduled Public Advanced Certified Scrum Master Sessions

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REGISTER Discount DATE LOCATION FEES EARLY BIRD
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 1/7 - Tue 1/8 Edison, NJ $1,495 $1,295 ends on 12/17
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/2 - Sun 2/3 Edison, NJ $1,495 $1,195 ends on 12/28
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 2/11 - Tue 2/12 King of Prussia, PA $1,495 $1,195 ends on 1/7
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 3/21 - Fri 3/22 Edison, NJ $1,495 $1,195 ends on 2/13
REGISTER REQUEST Wed 4/10 - Thu 4/11 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,495 $1,195 ends on 3/5
REGISTER REQUEST Fri 5/10 - Sat 5/11 Sterling (Fri/Sat), VA $1,495 $1,195 ends on 4/4
REGISTER REQUEST Wed 5/22 - Thu 5/23 Edison, NJ $1,495 $1,195 ends on 4/16
REGISTER REQUEST Wed 6/19 - Thu 6/20 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,495 $1,195 ends on 5/14
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 7/1 - Tue 7/2 Edison, NJ $1,495 $1,195 ends on 5/27

Public Training Discounts

You may be able to save money if you register early, are an alumni, are attending with a group, or if you are in need

There are number of discounts available for you. Alumni (those that have attended prior Grow-Lean training) can get the best prices. Other discounts are available for those registering early, groups (three or more registrants), hardship, etc.

You can request a discount directly from the class list.

Early-Bird
Register early to save money. The best rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to a session.
  • Early-bird can be combined with an alumni discount, but does not combine with any other discount.
  • You do not have to request an early-bird, but, if you are alumni please request that discount (it will be combined).
  • Early-bird discounts expire, so use them while they are available.
Alumni Discount
Prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training Certified Training can get a discounted price that can be combined with the early-bird.
  • Available to prior attendees of Grow-Lean Certified Training.
  • Cannot be combined with discounts other than early-bird.
  • Can be combined with early-bird, so it benefits you to register in advance.
Group
Coming with three or more people to one session, then request a group discount.
  • Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees. More attendees results in larger discounts.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Request and use early as based on room sizes, these discounts are not always available.
Self-Pay
Working for a company that won't pay for training, request a self-pay discount, worth up to $200 off, of regular rate.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • For use by those that work for an employer that does not reimburse for training.
  • Early-bird rate is usually lower, so check that first.
Hardship
If you are collecting unemployment benefits, and have a state unemployment document, then request a hardship discount.
  • Not combinable with any other discount.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as supplies are limited and discount is based off of current price which goes up.

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There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

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  • If you want a discount, other than early-bird, click the "REQUEST" button for the class you are interested in.
  • Review the discounts for the session.
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  • Provide the data required for the discount.
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Please use the online interface for requesting as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us. After entering your request you may email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can provide you additional help as you request a discount.

Learning Objectives

Go deeper into the agile philosophy and acquire skills you will need to grow a team towards true agility

Our course is compliant with the Scrum Alliance learning objectives and per the Scrum Alliance you will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas.

  • Facilitate dialog between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.
  • Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.
  • Help your company adopt Scrum and support executives committed to Agile values.
  • Remove impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.
  • Explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics.
  • Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.
  • Extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.
  • Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert in your company.

Exercises, real-world discussions, simulations, games, case studies, examples and fun, are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles in an immersive, engaging manner so that you learn, while enjoying yourself.

A-CSM Certification

Get recognized as an A-CSM and advance towards CSP-SM

The A-CSM is a step on the path to great agility and towards the Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM). There is no test for this class, but you do have to have a year of agile work experience and you must hold the Certified Scrum Master (CSM)® certification.

If you meet the criteria above and participate actively in the session, missing no more than 30 minutes of class time, you will become a A-CSM after the session.

Course Benefits

Takeaways that will help you post class

  • Certification as a A-CSM with the Scrum Alliance, after meeting requirements
  • Two year membership in the Scrum Alliance
  • High quality, color, printed manual
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Scrum Cheat Sheet, key concepts on one page
  • Free follow up discussion with instructor if you need assistance
  • 16 PDUs towards PMI® continuing certification requirements
  • 16 SEUs towards Scrum Alliance® continuing certification requirements

Agenda

Advance Your Team

Day One

  • Review the Basics
  • Be Lean, Be Agile
  • Listen Actively & Facilitate Wisely
  • Be Empirical
  • Create a Cross-functional Agile Team
  • Coach towards Agility
  • Define Done
  • Gain Engineering Excellence with XP

Day Two

  • Flow Continuously with Kanban
  • Get to the Root of Impediments
  • Help your Product Owner be Great
  • Apply Agile@Scale
  • Grow Yourself
  • Go Deeper with Open Space
  • Make Real Change
  • Closing

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions

  • What are the prerequisites for attending?
    Anyone with agile experience can attend, but in order to progress towards the Certified Scrum Professional-Scrum Master (CSP-SM) you must have the CSM Certification and have one year of agile experience.
  • Is there pre-work for the session?
    This is an advanced session, so there is pre-work. We recognize that not everyone will have time for the pre-work but we also recognize that if you do, it will improve your learning outcome.
  • How do I get the Certified Scrum Professional-Scrum Master (CSP-SM) Certification?
    To achieve the CSP-SM you need the CSM, one year of agile work experience, the A-CSM, and then you can take a CSP-SM session.
  • How does the progression from CSM, to A-CSM, to CSP-SM correlate to work competencies?
    The CSM is the start of your journey and allows you to execute Scrum effectively. The A-CSM will help you better facilitate and grow team based Scrum, and the CSP-SM will help you as you assist your organization in the use of Scrum and agile.
  • Is there a test?
    No, there is no test! But, you do have to participate in the session, stay engaged, and you can't miss more than 45 minutes of class time.
  • Why would I take Grow-Lean Training
    Our training is based on real world, actionable, experience. We keep the class fun and engaging, and our trainers have many years of hands on experience as a practitioner as well as a trainer.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend a Grow-Lean Training

Before, during and after the class, choose Grow-Lean so...



  1. Don't go with a safe choice as Grow-Lean is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider and Path to CSP Educator with Certified Scrum Trainers on staff (no rent a trainer).
  2. You won't get canceled on at the last minute (choose your training company wisely). Over 99% of our attendees for Certified ScrumMaster Sessions (CSM, A-CSM, CSPO) get to attend the class they register for (i.e. except for extreme situations, like snowstorms, cancellations are rare and when they happen we give lots of notice).
  3. Get trained by a Scrum Alliance® approved, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
  4. Gain an understanding of the agile philosophy with principles you can apply immediately.
  5. Gain practical skills you can apply in your workplace.
  6. Have fun while learning. Yes, serious fun, don't go to a boring training!
  7. You get high quality food and all day beverages.
  8. You are trained in a high quality venue.
  9. You have a trainer with significant real world experience, who also has a decade plus of training experience.
  10. Get increased retention via hands-on simulations, frequent quizzing, discussions and multiple mechanisms.

Prereads

Prepare in advance to maximize course value

If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by reviewing review material. Check out free material by clicking here.

Testimonials

What our clients say about us

Grow-Lean takes pride in delivering the highest quality training experience. We have included a small set of feedback comments from private and public clients.

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  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
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