Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

Follow the Scrum Alliance's "Path To CSP" program with this Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) class that will take your knowledge of Scrum and the ScrumMaster role to the next level.

Once you successfully complete this class, you will be able to demonstrate that you can work with and facilitate dialogue within teams. You will learn how to become a truly effective coach for your team, your product owner and your organisation.


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Next session:
Starts: December 8 at 9:00 am
Ends: December 9 at 5:00 pm
45 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DG, UK

Join me and Paul Goddard on our unique two-day Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training course. We will help you take your Scrum Mastery skills from good to great as you learn what it takes to create a self-organising team, embed Scrum within your organisation and become a better ScrumMaster.

Paul & I are two of the leading Scrum thinkers in the world. Having started our agile journeys helping lead one of the biggest agile transformations at British Telecom back in 2001, we have since helped companies across the world get the most out of Scrum. Between us we have authored four books, keynoted at conferences in 3 continents and recorded almost 100 pubcasts! As well as our obvious agile backgrounds, we also have other skills such as professional coaching, improvisational theatre and sports coaching that we weave into our work to help teams and organisations grow and develop.


The course 

By building upon the core Scrum framework, we will help you move towards a professional and practitioner ScrumMaster level, allowing you to realise more of the untapped potential of you and your team. I have drawn on all of my experience coaching teams and mentoring ScrumMasters to create a highly interactive learning experience that promises to share best practice, explore real life problems, and practical techniques to take away and apply immediately.




What you will learn

  • How to build the engagement, motivation and productivity of your agile team.
  • How to coach product owners, project managers and others for buy-in.
  • Techniques to energise your sprint planning sessions and retrospectives.
  • How to deal with difficult situations as a ScrumMaster.
  • How to increase the creative capacity of your Scrum team.
  • Strategies to help you enable change within your organisation.
  • PLUS we always encourage our attendees to tailor the agenda to meet their needs.

There will be plenty of time for discussions and specific questions too.

The delegate

This A-CSM course is aimed at people already experienced with Scrum and the ScrumMaster role. To be eligible for the A-CSM accreditation, attendees must have undertaken CSM training and have a CSM certification. The class is kept small – no more than 15 people. You are encouraged to co-own and mould the agenda by bringing your own challenges, questions and areas of interest to the group to make the learning as personal as possible.

“The ACSM course is amazing. I really enjoyed the collaborative approach and versatility. It’s bonkers how a two day session has boosted my confidence as a Scrum Master. I’ve already applied my coaching learns with a few of the teams.” – Samantha Brownless


The duration

This is a two-day course starting at 9am on both days and aiming to finish at 5pm on day one and 4.30pm on day two. Lunch is included on-site [you can choose from a great menu!] for both days and tea and coffee is provided too.

The A-CSM perks

By attending this Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® course you will:

  • Become a more effective ScrumMaster
  • Learn from the experiences of other practicing ScrumMasters
  • Expand your career opportunities by standing out from the crowd of Certified ScrumMasters
  • Demonstrate to employers your attainment of advanced Scrum knowledge.
  • Be able to upgrade your CSM certification to A-CSM and be eligible for the CSP-SM certification.
  • Have fun!



You can claim 16 SEUs/PDUs by attending our two-day A-CSM course which you can use towards further Scrum adventures.


What’s included

  • Two days with two of the UK’s leading Scrum coaches exploring your specific challenges and questions.
  • A stellar lunch each day and free flowing tea and coffee.
  • An A-CSM certification that very few people in the world hold.*
  • A free pack of coaching cards.

* Please note to be eligible for the A-CSM certification you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be an existing CSM
  • Complete the pre-class assessment
  • Be prepared to share your experiences of being in a Scrum team
  • Attend the full two-day class
  • Complete a short post-class questionnaire


*I now offer a more flexible distance learning option for achieving your A-CSM – find the details here.

Geoff Watts

About Geoff Watts

I am the founder of Inspect & Adapt Ltd, an inspirational thought leader and one of the most experienced and respected agile and leadership coaches in the world.

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Dave Peacock

Anyone who plans to follow a long-term career as a ScrumMaster or a coach should not miss the Advanced ScrumMaster course. The material, exercises, feedback, insight and structure were outstanding!

Upcoming Sessions

Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2020
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster – December 2020 – London
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