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Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

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

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This course is for those with agile experience, and specifically for those that have their Certified Scrum Master® (CSM), from the Scrum Alliance, and who have real world experience applying agile.

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 help you expedite your journey to true agility.

In this session we will 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.

Advanced Certified Scrum Master Sessions

List of Currently Scheduled Public Advanced Certified Scrum Master Sessions

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REGISTER REQUEST Mon 8/27 - Tue 8/28 Sterling, VA $1,495 $1,295 ends on 8/23
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 9/6 - Fri 9/7 King of Prussia, PA $1,495 $1,295 ends on 8/24
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 10/15 - Tue 10/16 Edison, NJ $1,495 $1,195 ends on 9/10
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 10/18 - Fri 10/19 Sterling, VA $1,495 $1,195 ends on 9/12
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 11/27 - Wed 11/28 King of Prussia, PA $1,495 $1,195 ends on 10/22

Public Training Discounts

Reduced price for early registrations, groups, and individuals in need

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.

Make your request early as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session. We will respond to your request in 24 hours. You can request a discount directly from the class list.

Discount Types

Early-Bird Save money by registering early, with great rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to the 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.
  • Early-bird discounts expire, so use them while they are available.
Alumni Previous 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 A group discount is available for three or more people registering together for the session.
  • Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees.
  • The more attendees, the larger the discount.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Self-Pay A limited number of self-pay discounts, worth up to $200 off, of regular reigstration rate (I.E. full price).
  • 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 Up to 40% off, of regular registration price, for those collecting unemployment benefits.
  • Not combinable with any other discount.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as supplies are limited.

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Learning Objectives

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

This course is for those who have agile experienc and who also have their Certified Scrum Master® (CSM), from the Scrum Alliance.

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 dialogue 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.
  • Facilitate dialogue 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 prequisites 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 ther 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 prework 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.

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