The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation

Customers, we are carefully monitoring the situation around the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are taking reasonable precautions. Please note:

  • We have not cancelled any courses as a result of the virus. If courses have to be cancelled due to further preventive measures, we will inform you in time.
  • If you wish to postpone your registration for health reasons, please contact us at If you have travelled to the current risk areas in the last 14 days before the start of the course, or who have had contact with people who are ill with Covid-19 or who are in quarantine, are asked to postpone their participation accordingly.
  • We have modified the exercises in our courses to avoid student-to-student contact or sharing pens, markers, lego bricks, etc. 

If you are interested in the OnDemand version of the A-CSM, click here.

Length: 2 Days  

Led by expert, experienced Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST)  

Average Class Size: 20 Students

Artisan Approach: We show you how to provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. Our course includes: 


  • self-study time with recommended reading, videos, quizzes, and forum discussions with other students and the instructor. 
  • classroom time which includes hands-on simulations where you and your team have to solve common problems and learn from the other teams in the class.
  • face-to-face time (including by Skype, Zoom, or phone) with the instructor where we explore your motivation behind team leadership as a ScrumMaster. 

Attendees: We're looking for serious leaders and Certified ScrumMaster with one or more years of work experience in that role. The classroom portion of the A-CSM follows one month of self-study using our Artisan Online Academy. You should enroll four to six weeks before the classroom course in order to complete the self-study portion of the program.

Certification: Yes 

Maintain Your Scrum Alliance® Certification ??

To maintain your certification, you are required to earn Scrum Education Units® (SEUs). SEUs are credits earned by completing an educational training or learning opportunity. It’s easy to do and will help you stay relevant (and competitive) in the market. Learn more at

Ready for the A-CSM?

WAIT! Before you dive into this intense course, you first need to complete our four-week self study at: 

Artisan Online Academy 

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What Will I Learn?

  •  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.

Serious Leaders Only

The A-CSM is not for everyone because it takes diligence and patience. 

However, when students leave our course, their understanding of leadership and the power they posses is forever changed. 

course overview


Advanced Certified Scrum Master Student Handbook (pdf)


Training Dates and Registration Links

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Creating a LEAN Team

Advanced Means Advanced: If you’ve been a ScrumMaster for at least nine or ten months, you’ve got the Scrum events working perfectly, your development team has gone through a few problems which you’ve worked your way through. They’ve even gotten a little better at what they do (in other words, their effectiveness has increased). Learn how Jim Schiel’s 'next steps' apply lean concepts to your team and ramp up their ability to get stuff done! 


DISCLAIMER: All of the items above CAN be difficult to do, BUT each one of them will create better performance on your team.    

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