Anyone working in the ScrumMaster role quickly realizes that there’s more to it than what’s covered in CSM class, articles, or videos. Working to be the best ScrumMaster for Scrum teams means acquiring skills and techniques necessary to get the day-to-day done and done well.
Investing in practical training is a critical first step. The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster is a 2-day training that focuses on improving a core set of skills and tools to help ScrumMasters deliver more value, improve the performance of teams, and elevate their overall Agile knowledge.
Here’s what some of our Advanced ScrumMaster alumni have said:
“I found this very valuable, even more so than the CSM training. Super useful because of the knowledge share and the small class that allows for good dialogue.”
“Good to have people with all levels of experience in the class. Lots of real-life war stories to help.”
“I was looking to gain more practical deeper knowledge of Scrum and Agile and that is what I got. Makes me want to learn more.”
“This course was exactly what I was looking for! David far exceeded my expectations. I’ve spent hundreds of hours in training courses of some kind and I always left with more questions. This course changed that as I have items I can take back to my organization.”
What You Can Expect to Learn At Advanced CSM Class
Focus On Improving Facilitation
Facilitation is a skill that takes constant practice to master. In this course, participants will gain new tools and practice different techniques that will prepare ScrumMasters for tasks before, during, and post Scrum event. Students will also learn the importance of following-up–an art for making Scrum events truly actionable and helpful.
Servant Leadership At All Levels
Servant Leadership is key to the role and it manifests differently depending on who the ScrumMaster is working with.
- ScrumMaster – Product Owner – It is important for ScrumMasters and Product Owners to work together. This module focuses on how ScrumMasters can help Product Owners stay true, and accomplish product vision
- ScrumMaster – Development Team – In this module, participants will explore what a Servant Leader should do to nurture a high-performing team. Activities include describing and sharing ideas for improving team performance, self-organization coaching techniques, and learning how to encourage ownership
How To Gain Agile Buy-in
Change is difficult, particularly one as big as the decision to be agile. ScrumMasters should expect others in the organization to question and even challenge the initiative. This module will prepare Agile champions with techniques for getting Agile buy-in, resolving impediments, and different ways to diffuse tension.
Creation And Interpretation of Value Stream Maps
Here, students will learn how to create and interpret value stream maps. They will learn the different forms waste can take and how they manifest in a value stream map.
- Explain activity versus waste
- Define the forms of waste and how they appear in the VSM
- Create a Value Stream Map
Training is just one stage of organizational change or digital transformation. Attendants will learn a proven transformational framework, the Path to Agility®, which covers all stages of organizational change and their role for making the initiative into a permanent part of the way they work. Participants will also get an overview of different techniques that will help them form and execute an Agile scaling strategy like SAFe® and LeSS.