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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®


Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (2018)

All Advanced CSM courses are taught by Educators approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking an Advanced CSM course, meeting the learning objectives, and accepting the license agreement designates you as an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster. Please review your trainer's course description below to determine which learning objectives this course satisfies.

"Scrum is simple, but Scrum is hard."

The Advanced CSM is to grow experienced Scrum Masters to a higher level of effectiveness.

This program is designed to help move beyond using Scrum merely as process, and address the most common issues that arise in an Agile environment.

In this interactive workshop participants will acquire tools and knowledge in: the principles of Agile facilitation, coaching fundamentals, self-organization, service to the team, resolving impediments, scaling scrum, organizational change, and servant leadership. This training is led by Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs).


You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply the underlying theory that links Agile principles and Scrum mechanics
  • Overcome the impediments that impede agility
  • Serve the Development Team, the Product Owner, and the Organization
  • Recognize organizational elements that impact Agile maturity

Important Course Information

Additional benefits:

  • This program is the next step towards achieving the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification, recognizing your professional experience and deep education in agile methods.
  • The program will also qualify for 16 PMI PDUs and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs

19-20 Aug 2019


Herndon, VA, United States of America


Herndon Education Center
13650 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA, United States of America 20171


$1495 USD

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum

Agile and Lean values, principles, and worldview

  • Leveraging other Agile frameworks, and how they related to Scrum
  • Practical experience rectifying common pitfalls

Empirical process control

  • Function of inspect-and-adapt in each meeting
  • Triage situations when transparency, inspection, and adaption need improvement
  • See the linkage between the mechanics of Scrum and the underlying theory of Empirical Process Control
  • Agile Facilitation and Coaching

Basic facilitation

  • Overcoming challenges of integrating multiples frames of reference
  • Understanding when not to act as the facilitator, and let a group self-organize
  • Planning collaborative meetings
  • Demonstrate facilitation of a meeting, opening
  • Integrating different perspectives
  • Coming to a group decision

Coaching fundamentals

  • Understanding the ScrumMaster’s many “stances”
  • Gain a basic toolkit of coaching techniques
  • Service to the Team
  • Identify the common issues the undermine Self-Organization
  • Definition of Done
  • Value of Engineering Practices
  • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization
  • Resolving Impediments
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Organizational Change
  • Scrum Mastery
  • Personal Development
  • Servant Leadership


  • To participate in the ACSM event, you must already hold the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential with the Scrum Alliance.
  • To qualify for the ACSM designation, you must attend this event, and also demonstrate 12 months of collective experience using agile methods.

Pre-course preparation:

  • Pre-course preparation is required to gain the most from the program. This will include reading materials and a personal review of your own experience using Scrum.
  • Clear your schedule to be fully present during the training hours; if a participant misses more than 30 minutes of the class, they will not be eligible to be certified. Should your schedule prevent you from attending the entire class, our team will work with you to schedule another class on a different date.

Exam information:

  • Taking an Advanced CSM course, meeting the 7 learning objectives, and accepting the license agreement designates you as an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster. There is no exam.
  • The Certified Scrum Trainer, leading your class, will register your attendance with the Scrum Alliance, after which you will receive an email from them with your certification.

Certification FAQs

  • How to do I receive my ACSM® certificate after the training is complete?
    • Your Certified Scrum Trainer (instructor) will register you for certification after you have fully participated in the 2-day training. Be certain that you provide your instructor with the same email address used for your Scrum Alliance account, so that the prerequisites are all together in the system. Please confirm your Scrum Alliance login information is working before class begins.
  • How do I “demonstrate 12 months of experience” to qualify for the ACSM®?
    • You will need to log your hours in to your Scrum Alliance account (likely set up when you received your CSM® certification). To do this, go to your “Certification Dashboard” under “Settings” at the top right of the screen. Under the profile picture, select to “Edit” your certification profile. Scroll down to “Add/edit” your work experience.
  • What if I now have two certification profiles with Scrum Alliance (I used two different log ins for different certification trainings, and ended up with a profile split in to two accounts)?
    • Please submit a “Membership Account Questions” inquiry online and provide them with the following information:
      1. Email address for both profiles
      2. Usernames for both profiles
      3. The email address that you would like to use for both profiles
      Once they have all this information they will be able to combine your profiles and send you the correct, updated login information.
  • For further certification details, please see common questions and answers here.