A-CSM in Dallas, TX on August 6-7, 2020 w/ Juan Banda, CST

Dallas, TX — August 06 - 07, 2020
This course is being offered virtually instead of in-person. Please contact the Agile Scrum Training Team if you have any questions on how the course will be organized.

E-mail us at scrumtraining@collab.net or call us at +1 (844) 301-1252
Virtual Learning

Course Information

August 06 - 07, 2020

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM / Central Time

Juan Banda
  Juan Banda, CST


Live Instructor Lead Interactive Training
(No pre-recorded materials)
Advanced Certified Scrum Master
$1495 $995 (USD) Early Bird Special
Act on or before July 30, 2020 to receive the discount.
  • Price includes 2-year membership with the Scrum Alliance
  • Re-take virtual or in-person course at no charge (within six months)

Re-take the course at no charge (within six months)
  • Get twice the value - attend again for more depth or different perspective

Group Enrollment and Private Course Requests:

Interested in registering a group of team members? Would you like to have a private onsite training session? Simply complete the registration form with the number of team members you'd like to send or host onsite and we will follow up with a pricing quote.

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Certified ScrumMaster Training Class

This Advanced Certified ScrumMaster training class is a highly interactive learning experience designed to turbo-charge your success in Scrum. Come to learn from one of today’s most experienced and sought-after Agile trainers – you will leave inspired and empowered to drive lasting improvements in the way your organization builds software.

Through your scrum training, you’ll learn to:

  • Facilitate better 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
  • Increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team
  • Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace. An A-CSM certification helps you stand out among the global Scrum community
All the rules, artifacts, meetings and processes for Scrum

Certified ScrumMaster training

Advanced Scrum Master Training Topics Include:

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Agile Facilitation
  • Agile Coaching
  • Service to the Development Team
  • Service to the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization
  • Scrum Mastery

On successful completion of the A-CSM course, you’ll receive

  • Qualification for Advanced ScrumMaster Certification (demonstration of at least one year of work experience specific to the role of ScrumMaster within the past five years is also a requirement for certification)
  • Payment of your first two year dues for the Scrum Alliance
  • 16 PDUs from the PMI (Project Management Institute) with review of CollabNet pre-course and post-course materials
  • 16 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance. Additional SEUs can be earned for review of pre-course and post-course materials
  • Membership in the CollabNet VersionOne Agile Community
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Scrum roles and responsibilities

Lean, Agile and Scrum

Learn the Agile and Lean Values, Principles, Worldview and Empirical Process Control. Values and principles of the Agile Manifesto in Scrum. Discuss at least two other Lean/Agile development frameworks (e.g., LSD, XP, Kanban). How ScrumMaster can rectify violation of Agile principles. Five personality traits of an excellent ScrumMaster. Describe the function of the inspect-and-adapt process in the Daily Scrum, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. Evaluate three situations when transparency, inspection, and adaption are not working.

Agile Facilitation

How to facilitate the Scrum Team. Three indicators when a group is engaged in divergent thinking and when a group is engaged in convergent thinking. Three challenges of integrating multiple frames of reference. the "Groan Zone"). Three ways to reach a final decision. Five facilitative listening techniques for effective meetings/events. When the Scrum Master should not act as facilitator for the Scrum Team. Contents and an agenda for at least two collaborative.

Sprint planning, execution, review, and retrospectives

Agile requirements analysis

Agile Coaching

Coaching Fundamentals. Coaching stance in an interaction with one or more people. Three coaching techniques with Product Owners and/or stakeholders.

Service to the Development Team

Self Organization, Team Dynamics, Definition of Done and Value of Engineering Practices. Two coaching techniques to foster greater self-organization within teams. A countermeasure to reduce the impact of challenges facing a self-organizing team. How a self-organizing team approaches challenges that may occur during a retrospective. The difference between a working group and a team. Three key attributes of effective Agile Teams. Two methods for improving team performance. Two pitfalls of a homogenous team. A multi-staged model for team formation and development. A strong definition of Done. Five technical practices that help Scrum Teams deliver a high-quality product increment and reduce technical debt each sprint. Three ways technical practices may impact the Development Team's ability to deliver a potentially releasable Increment each sprint. Three engineering practices that are essential when using Scrum at scale.

Estimating and prioritizing product backlogs

What does “done” mean?

Service to the Product Owner

Coaching the Product Owner. Facilitating the creation (or refinement) of the product vision between the Product Owner and the Development Team. Two techniques for moving from product vision to product backlog. Three benefits that arise if a Product Owner participates in the retrospective. Organize and facilitate a product backlog refinement session with stakeholders and/or team members and explain two techniques that could be used to create product backlog items that are ready to be taken into the next sprints. Explain Scrum to a business stakeholder.

Service to the Organization

Resolving Impediments, Scaling Scrum and Organizational Change. Three typical impediments for a Scrum Team and how to address them. Three techniques to evaluate impediments in depth. Identify a root cause(s) and/or underlying issue(s). Two reasons, why scaling might not be such a great idea. Three techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies between teams. Impact of feature teams versus component teams on the delivery of value. Three different scaling frameworks or approaches. Two techniques to effect change in an organization in order to help Scrum Teams be more productive.

Technical debt and other pitfalls

Small group dynamics

Scrum Mastery

Personal Development and Servant Leadership. How could improve upon at least two of the five Scrum Values. Analyze your own fundamental driving factors. Three characteristics of a destructive conflict. Three different ways to respond to conflict. Two goals of a servant leadership. Three attributes of an effective servant leader.

Scrum certification

Pass the certification examination. What is the Scrum Alliance Certification? What content is covered on the exam? What are the questions like? How should you prepare? What are the mechanics of the test? Are there good ways to increase your chances of passing? Can you take the test more than once? If you have any questions regarding certification, please contact us at scrumtraining@collab.net.

Scrum certification

CollabNet VersionOne Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training helps you take the next step in your Agile journey and confidently engage with a real-world Scrum team.

Why take training from CollabNet VersionOne?

  • Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Scrum Alliance
  • Re-take the course at no charge (within six months)
    Get twice the value - attend again for more depth or to get a different perspective
  • Use your trainer as your mentor
    Build a relationship with your CST and ask whatever you need to be successful in your job
  • Get your Advanced CSM Certification
    After successfully completing the course, your trainer is authorized to grant you A-CSM Certification from the Scrum Alliance

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The A-CSM certificate is granted by the Scrum Alliance to those who have successfully completed an A-CSM course from CollabNet VersionOne and:

  1. You are able to demonstrate at least one year of work experience specific to the role of ScrumMaster (within the past five years)
  2. You hold an active Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance

Full information on the Advanced ScrumMaster Certification is available from the Scrum Alliance here.

You will receive specific information on registering for the certification exam in the follow-up email after your course.

All students will benefit from preparing for the class. The more you prepare, the more you will take away. The instructor may provide some pre-class assignments to help you prepare, but you may find it useful to review the following material before attending class.

Please check our FAQ or contact scrumtraining@collab.net for questions or more information.

CollabNet VersionOne Scrum Training classes are two days, from 9 am to 5 pm local time each day. Lunch is included on both days.

We are committed to your success in Scrum. As part of this commitment, each of our trainers will share with you their contact information for the purpose of continuing assistance. You can communicate following the class, asking questions, and seeking their advice on specific situations that come up during your Scrum work.

Finally, as an added value to course participants, CollabNet VersionOne reserves two seats at each of its public courses for individuals who have already successfully completed a course from CollabNet VersionOne but would like to take it a second time at no cost. This allows participants to explore Scrum training more deeply or attend a session led by a different Certified Scrum Trainer. The offer is provided on a first-come, first served basis, and must be used for the same course as the original (i.e., an individual who completed a A-CSM course may enroll in another A-CSM course, but not a Product Owner course). This offer is available for six months following the original course, so please contact CollabNet VersionOne as early as possible to reserve your seat.

Full refunds are available up until 10 business days before the scheduled event date. Cancellations made within 10 business days of the event will be credited toward future events, however, no refunds will be issued. Rescheduling course attendance will be subject to a $150 transfer fee. Substitutions will be accepted at any time prior to the commencement of the course. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the course must be attended within 6 months of the participant 's ™ original sign-up date, and no refunds or credits will be available for participants who fail to attend a course within this six-month period. No refunds or credits will be available for participants who fail to attend both days of the course.