Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) Training

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Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) Training

Importance of Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training         

In today’s challenging business environment, achieving enterprise agility is a critical factor to stay relevant and ahead of the competition. With widespread digital transformation across industry sectors, it is imperative for organizations to embrace Agile holistically to fully reach their potential. A Scrum Master is one such role within the organization that blends coaching and training by deep diving into Agile and Scrum practices to take the organization to the next level.

 

Advanced CertifiedScrumMaster(A-CSM)isaglobally-recognizedcredentialforprofessionalswhoarealreadyCertified ScrumMaster(CSM®). This is the next logical stepforprofessionalsinAgilejourneythatfocusesontheroleofScrumMaster with regards to the development team and covers a wide range of topics that include facilitation, coaching, team dynamics, and addressing internal and external impediments.

 

 

    Get Dinak Consulting Advantage

  • Interactive instructor-led A-CSM training
  • Expert trainer, interactive sessions with case studies and role plays
  • Classes across 108+ locations worldwide
  • Instructor-led training that is always on schedule
  • A-CSM study guide prepared by subject matter experts
  • Interact with co-participants from a diverse background
  • Achieve 16 PDUs/16SEUs
  • Convenient 2-day training on weekends/weekdays

 

    About A-CSM Training

This2-day Advanced Certified Scrum Master(A-CSM)certificationTrainingisanadvanced-levelcertificationprovidedby Scrum Alliance that is ideal for active CSMs whohaveayear’sexperienceandarereadytotaketheircareertothenextlevel in the world of Scrum.

 

The key take aways upon completion of this A-CSM training are gaining a comprehensive understanding of working in a Scrum environment, building on strong Agile and Scrum concepts for enterprise teams, official designation as “Advanced Certified ScrumMaster,” and two-year membership from Scrum Alliance.

 

This A-CSM training will be delivered by an expert Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). These CSTs have extensive experience of using Scrum techniques in real-world scenarios, and they achieve the status of CST only after rigorous evaluation process from Scrum Alliance.

 

    Benefits of A-CSM Training

  • A-CSM certified professional demonstrates skills, knowledge, and principles of Scrum
  • Ingrains a new Agile mind-set to execute the framework at all levels in an enterprise
  • A-CSM certified individuals stay relevant, more marketable, and expand their career opportunities across industry sectors
  • BepartofAgiletransformationwithinyourenterprisebymanagingriskswhileimplementingtheframework
  • Get closer to your CSP-SM certification journey
  • Get a 2-year free membership with Scrum Alliance

 

    About Dinak Strategy Consulting Ltd

Dinak Strategy Consulting Limited is a highly respected strategic process management firm operating in the knowledge industry and dedicated to building excellent delivery capacity in clients and organizations across Africa and beyond. Our goal is to detect, capture,, and develop ideas from within and beyond business with the potential to impact how our clients think about strategy and competitive advantage.

We offer courses in various categories such as Project Management, Business Analysis, IT Service Management, Agile Project Management, IT Security Management and Marketing. We have trained over 5,000+ professionals across Nigeria and are a trusted partner for large companies, small and medium businesses, and government organizations to deliver globally-recognized training and certification programs Dinak Consulting certification training programs are adhered to global standards such as ISACA, PMI, TUV SUD, AXELOS and CIM.

 

 

    Who’ll benefit from A-CSM Training?

Job roles that can benefit from A-CSM training include, but are not limited to:

  • Team Leads
  • Development Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Anyone who wants to learn Scrum and be part of the next transformation

 

    Prerequisites to take up A-CSM Training

  • Participant should hold an active CSM certification from Scrum Alliance
  • AttendacertifiedA-CSMeducationalofferingtogettechniquesandskillsthatgobeyondthebasicsandmechanicsof Scrum, expanding into interaction, facilitation, coaching, and team
  • Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational This may include pre or post course work as deemed necessary by your approved educator to complete the learning objectives.
  • Accept the A-CSM License Agreement and complete our Scrum Alliance membership profile
  • Validate at least one year of ScrumMaster work experience (within the past five years)

 

NOTE: You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, and must have at least 12 months of Scrum Master experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you are eligible to receive your A-CSM certification.

 

 

    Maintaining A-CSM Credential

One has to maintain their A-CSM credential by renewing it every two years by obtaining 30 SEUs.

 

    A-CSM Training Course Overview

 

1.  Lean, Agile, and Scrum

Agile and Lean Values, Principles, and Worldview

  • 1 Demonstrate how the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto are present in Scrum.
  • 2 Outline the historical development of Scrum and Agile.
  • 3 Describe at least two other Lean/Agile development frameworks outside of Scrum and explain their value.

1.4   Discuss a scenario, based upon your personal experience, where  there has been a violation of Agile principles, and demonstrate how it may be rectified and/or addressed by the Scrum Master.

  • 5 Debate at least five personality traits of an excellent Scrum Master.

Empirical Process Control

  • 6 Give at least two examples of inspect and adapt for each of the Scrum events.
  • 7 Evaluate at least three situations when transparency, inspection, and adaptation are not working effectively.

 

2.  Scrum Master Core Competencies

Facilitation

  • 1 Identify at least three indicators for a group engaged in divergent thinking and at least three indicators for a group engaged in convergent thinking.
  • 2 Identify at least three challenges of integrating multiple frames of reference.
  • 3 Describe at least five facilitative listening techniques for effective meetings/events and apply at least two of them.

2.4 Describe, using at least two concrete examples, when the Scrum Master should not act as the facilitator for the Scrum Team.

 

  • 5 Plan the contents and an agenda for at least two collaborative meetings and demonstrate the facilitation of these meetings.
  • 6 Outline at least  three  obstacles  to clear communication and debate their impacts on both the sender and receiver.

2.7 Create at least three working agreements to foster clear communication in a collaborative meeting and describe how the working agreements impacted the interaction.

Coaching

2.8 Demonstrate at least one coaching stance  in an interaction with one or more individuals and describe how that coaching stance impacted the interaction.

2.9 Apply at least three coaching techniques with team members, Product Owners and/or stakeholder, and describe how the    coaching technique impacted each interaction.

Training

2.10    Explain Scrum and its benefits to a business stakeholder.

 

3.  Service to the Development Team

Self-Organization

  • 1 Apply at least two techniques to foster greater self-organization within teams.
  • 2 Describe how a self-organizing team approaches at least three challenges.
  • 3 Applyacountermeasuretoreducetheimpactofatleastonechallengefacingaself-organizingteam.

Team Dynamics

  • 4 Explain the difference between a working group and a team.
  • 5 Identify at least three attributes of effective Agile teams and identify at least two pitfalls  of  a homogeneous team.
  • 6 Apply at least two methods for improving team performance.

 

  • 7 Describe at least one multi-stage model for team formation and development.

Definition of “Done”

  • 8 Organize and facilitate the creation of a definition of “Done” with the Product Owner and Development Team.
  • 9 ApplyatleasttwotechniquesthatcouldbeemployedtoencouragetheScrumTeamtoimprovehowtheydescribe “Done.”

3.10 Describe how a Definition of Done could be formulated or a non-software product(e.g.,insurance tariff, hardware, event).

Value of Development Practices

3.11 Identify at least three development practices that are highly beneficial in a multiple team environment.

3.12  Explain at least three ways development practices may impact the Development Team’s ability to diver a potentially releasable Increment each Sprint.

 

4.  Service to the Product Owner

Coaching the Product Owner

  • 1 Practice facilitating the creation or refinement of the product vision between the Product Owner and the Development Team.
  • 2 Explain at least two techniques for moving from a product vision to a Product Backlog.
  • 3 OrganizeandfacilitateaProductBacklogrefinementsessionwithstakeholdersand/orteammembers.
  • 4 ExplainatleasttwotechniquesthatcouldbeusedtocreateProductBacklogitemsthatare“ready”forSprintPlanning.
  • 5 List at least three benefits that arise if a Product Owner participates in the Retrospective.

 

5.  Service to the Organization

Resolving Impediments

  • 1 IdentifyatleastthreetypicalimpedimentsforaScrumTeamanddescribeatleastonewaytoaddressoneofthem.
  • 2 Listatleastthreetechniquestoevaluateimpedimentsindepthanddescribewhentheymightnotbeworking.
  • 3 Analyze at least one impediment and identify a root cause(s) and/or underlying issue(s).

Scaling Scrum

  • 4 Recognize at least two different scaling frameworks or approaches.
  • 5 Describe at least two reasons why an organization might decide not to scale.
  • 6 Identify at least three techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies.

Organizational Change

  • 7 Apply at least two techniques to help Scrum Teams be more productive.

 

6.  Scrum Mastery

Personal Development

  • 1 Evaluate your personal fulfillment of the five Scrum values and identify how you  could improve  upon at least  two of  them.
  • 2 Analyze your own fundamental driving factors.
  • 3 Describe at least three characteristics of destructive conflict.
  • 4 Compareatleastthreedifferentwaystorespondtoconflict,andreflectonyourdefaultpattern(s)forrespondingto conflict.

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