Advanced Certified Scrum Master Training (2 days)

The Advanced Certified Scrum Master is for those practicing Scrum Masters looking to move to the next level in their journeyl

Course Overview

This two-day virtual training class allows Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs) to reach the next step in their learning journey.

The Advanced-CSM (A-CSM) training is the second step of the Scrum Alliance Path to CSP program. By drawing on their knowledge and previous experience, it allows them to strengthen their skills in facilitation, coaching, scaling and help them become real leaders in the service of their Team, their Product Owner and their Organization.

Each training is unique and adapted to the context and profile of the participants.It meets the learning objectives defined by the Scrum Alliance while providing the latitude for deep discussions and questions.

Lead by a Certified Scrum Trainer (since 2011) who was taught by Ken Schwaber in 2002, and co-facilitated by an experienced Agile practitioner, this training workshop leverages the latest in virtual training tools, a unique visual style, and extensive hands-on experience to create an engaging class for anyone interested in Scrum and looking to prepare themselves for working in Agile organizations & teams.

Who Should Attend

The Advanced Scrum Master A-CSM training is intended for ScrumMasters with at least one year of experience as a ScrumMaster. It allows them to continue to develop their knowledge of the principles and practices of Scrum and to understand the different postures of an advanced Scrum Master.

Engaging & Interactive

All of our training classes are live (virtual or in-person) for the full duration.

We strongly believe that rolling out slides during training is not the best way to communicate knowledge. On the contrary, we want to make you an participant in your own learning. 

Instead, our training classes are punctuated by group discussions, practical exercises, games, simulations, videos and feedback, during which participants will learn from each other in a positive learning environment.

The training is also a very good opportunity to exchange with other participants and share your different experiences with Scrum and Agility.


To obtain your A-CSM Certification you must:

  • Hold the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance.
  • Accept the A-CSM license agreement and complete your profile on the Scrum Alliance website.
  • Provide evidence of at least 12 months of professional experience as a Scrum Master in the last 5 years.
  • For more information, please visit here

Note: You can attend A-CSM training any time after obtaining your CSM certification, even if you do not yet have the required 12 months of work experience. You will then obtain your certification when you have reached these 12 months and completed your profile on the Scrum Alliance website.

Testimonials from Recent Online Classes

Course Outline: Day 1

  • Agile, Lean & Scrum
  • The Different Postures of the Scrum Master
  • The Facilitator Posture
  • Coach Posture
  • Team Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution

Course Outline: Day 2

  • The Definition of Done
  • Engineering Practices
  • Organizational Changes
  • Servant Leadership
  • Personal Development as a Scrum Master
Petra Skapa

Trainer Profiles

For classes being delivered in the virtual world, having two facilitators ensures a smooth delivery of the course as well as better discussions and more insight for participants.

Petra Skapa

Agile Transformation Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer (2011)

Petra has been leading Agile transformations for over 15 years across North America, Europe, the UK and India. As Gap Inc’s Chief Agilist, and as a Scrum Master, Iteration Manager, Agile Project Manager, and Senior Consultant for a variety of global organizations, Petra brings an invaluable breadth of real-world experience to her work.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Petra has taught thousands of students in Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes. She has helped teams and executives leverage Agile and Scrum at companies across multiple industries, including aviation, retail, medical, leasing, insurance, telecom, government and Ivy League universities.

Thanks to her background as a social worker, Petra understands that all change—especially at the organizational level—comes directly from individuals; people’s choices are directly influenced by their motivations, be they external or internal. Hence, Petra is widely respected for being able to quickly build trust with a team by seeking to understand each individual’s perspective and leading them in a direction where they see value for themselves, their product and their organization.

Petra is also a regular keynote speaker at global conferences, including Agile Central Europe, Agile Eastern Europe, Better Software Conference, Dev Chicks, XP Suisse and Global Scrum Gathering Paris 2013, and leads the Scrum Breakfast Club in Victoria, BC.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Development from the University of Victoria, and a post graduate diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from Saint Mary’s University.

Petra’s key values are integrity and respect for people

Advanced Certified Scrum Master