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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (A-CSM) Sydney, 13 - 14 February 2020 | Sutherland Room | Thursday, 13. February 2020

Bookings for the A-CSM close one week prior to course commencement to allow for participants time to complete the pre-work required.
From your CSM you already know about the values, principles and practices of Scrum. Now it is time to extend your capability to overcome the challenges that you have been facing in implementing it at work.
Having practised Scrum or a Scrum-like Agile approach for 12 months or more, you know that the ScrumMaster role is a very challenging role to perform in an impactful way. It involves much more than being just a “team facilitator”. It requires development of a variety of skills from professional coaching to systems thinking to change and growth leadership whilst serving the Product Owner and broader organisation in addition to one or more development teams. It requires deep understanding of Scrum, Agile and Lean principles as well as the confidence to challenge both yourself and your colleagues to change their thinking and unwind their ingrained habits.
Learning outcomes
You will learn:

Personal Development – identify your drivers, strengths and weaknesses as a ScrumMaster.

Teaching Stakeholders – practice explaining Scrum to stakeholders who don’t share your frame of reference… including executives.

Violations of Agile principles – better recognise when people are ignoring Agile principles, when Scrum’s self-adjusting empirical control is compromised and what to do about it.

Team Dynamics – understand the attributes of effective teams, a rich team development model, be equipped with techniques for improving team performance and team development pitfalls to avoid.

Conflict Navigation – recognise different types of conflict and ways to respond to it effectively.

Facilitation – practice techniques for energising regular Scrum events and other meetings, getting past clashes of perspective to get the most out of groups and arrive at decisions that the group is committed to.

Coaching – understand how professional coaching differs from advising and practice coaching techniques that you can use every day.

Servant Leadership – learn about specific characteristics of a Servant-Leader and how to lead capability building from the stance of Servant-Leader.

Serving the Product Owner – practice techniques for moving from vision to product backlog and through to refined backlog with shared understanding.

Resolving Impediments – practice systems thinking techniques for revealing the dynamics causing impediments and where to best intervene to truly eliminate them.

Definition of Done – practice surfacing what is required to deepen your Definition of Done to Potentially Releasable every Sprint.

Complimentary frameworks – know when to leverage XP, Kanban and Lean Startup techniques in ways that compliment Scrum.

Engineering Practices – understand the various technical practices and how they improve the team’s ability to sustainably deliver potentially releasable increments and enable scaling.

Scaling Scrum – understand key differences between scaling frameworks, gain techniques for visualising, reducing and eliminating dependencies and well as for facilitating large-scale meetings.


Two full days training with a highly experienced agile practitioner.

A printed course workbook.

Full catering during the course including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Certification as an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) for participants who satisfy all coursework requirements to the satisfaction of the trainer.

A letter of course completion that may be submitted to your employer and/or a professional body (PMI, ACS or similar) for PDUs (available on request).

Support to have your post-course questions answered via the Scrum WithStyle Alumni network.

Guidance on continuing your professional development along the Path to CSP.

Accreditation & Certification
To achieve the certification, you must meet the prerequisites (as stated below), you must attend the full two day course, and complete all coursework, including all in class coursework and any pre, during and post training event coursework that we provide as part of the course. You will then be eligible to receive your certification. There is no test or exam component as part of this certification.
Attaining your A-CSM is the second of three substantial accreditation steps toward becoming a Certified Scrum Professional in the ScrumMaster track (CSP-**).
To obtain your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster accreditation, you must satisfy the following:

Hold a current ‘active’ Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) accreditation, noting that if you originally obtained your CSM more than two years ago and have not renewed this, then you are no longer a current CSM,

Have at least one year of work experience in the role of ScrumMaster, and

Actively participate in the full two-day course and complete all coursework to the satisfaction of the trainer.

Early bird price $1600 per person inc. GST unitl 3 weeks prior to event
Standard price $1900 per person inc. GST
Payment options:

Credit card – Mastercard, Visa, Amex

To register one or more participants for this course, simply select the “BOOK NOW” button at the top of this page.

Directions to Venue
Public Transport  - Catching the bus from Sydney CBD or  Sydney Central Station would be the closest public transport option available, the journey is about 15 – 20mins . Your delegates  would need to catches the buses that go down Parramatta Road, They will get out at the University of Sydney Footbridge Theatre and the walk up the stairs and through to  Science Road and the Holme Building will be on the right hand side. These are the buses that your delegates would catch,412, 413, 435, 438, 440, 461, 480, 483, 439, M10 
Driving away from the city on Parramatta Road
Turn left at Ross Street entrance

Take first left onto Science RoadDrive up Science Road and enter the Holme building via the Refectory

Driving towards the city
Enter via Ross StreetTake first left onto Science RoadDrive up Science Road and enter the Holme building via the Refectory

Walking on Parramatta Road or from Footbridge Bus Stop
Enter grounds via the Footbridge stairsTurn right onto Science RoadWalk down Science Road and enter the Holme building via the Refectory

Pay & Display parking is available at the University of Sydney at a flat rate.
Hourly parking is available after 3pm except at the Western Avenue and Shepherd Street Carparks.
Please read parking signs clearly and come prepared with change on the occasion a machine will not accept credit card.
Please display the parking ticket on your dashboard. Failure to do so may incur an infringement notice which the registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for.
Payment can only be made using $1 and $2 coins. Change machines for converting notes to coins are located:

On Manning Road in front of the Old Teachers’ College
Behind the Wentworth Building in Maze Crescent.
In the Shepherd Street Carpark.
On Western Ave near the entrance to the Western Avenue (underground) Carpark.

Further Information
If you have any questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions,Call us on 1300 1 SCRUM (1300 172786), orSend us a message