Advanced Certified ScrumMaster

Washington DC, Columbus, Dallas - Build your toolkit of coaching games, exercises and tools

Advanced ScrumMaster (Scrum Alliance A-CSM Certified) gives you a practical set of tools, feedback on your communication and facilitation skills and techniques for guiding and evolving your Agile teams. You will be practicing a host of advanced personal and group facilitation skills and exercises that will reinvigorate your leadership approach and take your team’s performance to the next level.

  • Deal with common agile problems
  • Dive into team and relationship dynamics
  • Learn how to keep things fresh for your teams
  • Help your teams understand how to deal with different people & motivations 
  • Walk away with a ready-to-use toolkit of coaching games, exercises and tools

To earn an Advanced CSM, you first must have an active CSM® certification with Scrum Alliance®, as well as at least one-year work experience specific to the role of ScrumMaster. For more details on Scrum Alliance requirements, visit the Scrum Alliance website. 

Professional Benefits  

  • Earn 16 PMI PDUs & 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs
  • Merit recognition as a A-CSM on the Scrum Alliance Website
  • Extension of ScrumMaster certification for 2 years

Who Should Attend

  • Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Development Managers
  • Delivery Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Agile Coaches

The LitheSpeed Experience

  • Digital copies of all training materials
  • Catered breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Access to our free retrospective tool Sensei

What You'll Learn

In the A-CSM training, we address real-world scenarios in a highly interactive format. Going beyond theory, we share personal stories and provide practical, useful tools.

This course applies a unique blend of proven agile coaching techniques, applied improvisation and other experiential techniques to improve your skills in mentoring, teaching and facilitating in a coach’s many stances while remaining flexible, and confident.  We’ll cover:

  • Process Improvement
  • Driving Change
  • Active Listening
  • Self-Awareness
  • Building Agreement
  • Giving Feedback
  • Effective External communication with stakeholders
  • Facilitating Meetings and Ceremonies that stick

You will learn to:

  • 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.

Sample Agenda

  • State of Lean & Agile
  • Facilitation: Done Well and with Agility
  • Coaching Individuals: Nurturing Personal Agility
  • Coaching Teams: Nurturing Group Agility
  • Assessing the Team
  • Coaching the Agile Organization: Beyond the Team
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Developing Yourself: Honing your ScrumMastering Skills
  • Exercises and Games for Local & Remote teams
  • Interactive Facilitation Techniques