Advanced - Certified ScrumMaster™

As a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), you’ve been introduced to Scrum values, practices, and applications. You now understand how to provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers.

Becoming Agile is a lifelong journey. Incorporating Scrum values and Agile principles into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

To further enhance your knowledge and skills, the next step is achieving an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (A-CSM™) certification from Scrum Alliance®.

Our advanced offering is ideal for a Certified ScrumMaster who has several months of experience working as a Scrum Master in a Scrum Team.

Take the next step in your Agile journey

Through the A-CSM programme, you’ll 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.
  • Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert in your company.
Most importantly, by receiving the A-CSM certification, you will improve your implementation of Scrum in the workplace and keep your team on the right track.

Additional benefits of A-CSM certification?

A focus on implementation - The A-CSM program is designed to build on your foundational knowledge with enhanced skills for the implementation of Scrum and Agile techniques within your company and teams.

Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace - Our Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches have trained and coached Scrum to over 600,000 people around the globe. The new A-CSM certification provides an opportunity to take the next step and stand out among the global Scrum community.

Stand out in your industry - As a member of the Scrum Alliance globally recognized community, you show your employer (or potential employer) your potential as a highly valued professional.

Requirements for attaining Advanced ScrumMaster Certification:

This certified educational offering is on the Path to CSP® programme, providing professionals with a set of techniques and skills that go beyond the basics and mechanics of Scrum, expanding into interaction, facilitation, coaching, and team dynamics.

How does Stuart lead this programme?

The programme is provided online.

You may start at any time and go at your own pace.

The programme is performed largely by self-directed learning. Download the learning objectives and, for each one, decide both whether you think you meet the objective and how you will demonstrate meeting the objective. A benefit of this approach is developing the ability to assess your own competence as well as assessing others.

The objectives are in the following groupings:

  1. Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  2. Agile Facilitation
  3. Agile Coaching
  4. Service to the Development Team
  5. Service to the Product Owner
  6. Service to the Organization
  7. Scrum Mastery

Wherever you need improvement, or you request help, we can work together with calls or other activities that will help you achieve the learning objectives. There are also videos and other reference materials suggested for particular learning activities. I will also have regular calls, probably bi-weekly, perhaps on a particular topic or an open clinic style.

You decide the order and the pace you take. I expect it will be most effective to perform incrementally. How long it takes will also depend where you’re starting and how much time you devote to it.

A major benefit of the If you use each learning objective to

Once you meet all learning objectives I submit your application for approval.

You will be invited to join a group forum, which will allow learning and supporting each other through the programme.

Pricing is SG$1,995 or US$1,495. We prefer payment via bank transfer but also accept alternative forms of payment. Please let us know your preference and we will send you details of how to make payment.