"An effective Scrum Master must have the trust of others and the courage of herself to speak truth to power, as a medieval court jester was wont to do, often to the dismay of other advisors. Speaking truth will not make you popular." — from The Scrum Master Journey
If you're looking for a two-day training class to receive the Advanced Scrum Master certification, you're looking in the wrong place. Please try again here.
This page describes an ongoing program of self-learning, mentorship, community interaction and multiple facilitated workshops over a period of 3-12 months. Participants can join the program at any time, and will work at their own pace.
This Advanced CSM is part of the larger Scrum Master journey, which includes the CSP-SM. Full details of the program can be seen here: Scrum Master Academy. It is recommended that applicants for the ACSM read the details of the program in full.
ACSM Program Outline
The participant must be able to prove one year's work experience as a Scrum Master to achieve the ACSM designation. It is recommended the work experience is gained in parallel with this course of study.
Identify someone to mentor you. Ideally this will be someone who is a little further on their Scrum Master journey than you, but it is equally effective to work with someone who is also undertaking the ACSM in parallel with you. A list of willing mentors can be found here. Your mentor's job is to guide you through the ACSM learning objectives. That's all. He or she is not a personal coach.
Written work will be reviewed by the CST and/or the student's own mentor. Students are free to publish the work on their blog, the Scrum Alliance website, or elsewhere to receive wider feedback from the community. If preferred a student may make a video or podcast to express the same intent.
The full cost of the ACSM is £500-£1,400. This is paid in instalments:
Workshop places are priced on a sliding scale according to income.
To learn more, and find out whether this program is right for you please get in touch with Tobias Mayer to set up a time to talk.
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Last updated: 20/09/2021