If you’re a Certified ScrumMaster® with 12 months of experience, take this next stage of training and deepen your facilitation and coaching skills as a ScrumMaster with this advanced certification. 

With this course you can

  • Use advanced facilitation skills to improve communication between the team, product owner, and stakeholders
  • Overcome resistance and skepticism with practical coaching techniques
  • Motivate a team so that members actually want to achieve goals together
  • Stand out from other Scrum Masters and showcase your value as a specialist. 

"I just want to say to all that I am learning so much by just listening to your experiences and solutions - it is a good melding of the course and actual experience" - Roberta Pettit, trained for her Advanced Certified ScrumMaster with Brian Milner. 

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PDUs, SEUs, & Certification

ScrumAlliance Badge

On completion of the prerecorded videos, live sessions, and proof of a CSM certification and 12 months relevant experience, you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as an Advanced-Certified ScrumMaster

16 PDUs

This course earns you 16 PDUs within the PMI.

16 SEUs

This course earns you 16 SEUs towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

Additionally, if you currently hold a certification with the Scrum Alliance, attending this course will automatically advance your previous certification expiration date to the new certification expiration date.

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About The Course

This 2-day course is delivered live and online by experienced CST Brian Milner. 

You’ll dive deep into the advanced skills you need to be a valuable Scrum Master including coaching, facilitation, and the day-to-day techniques that build strong teams. This goes beyond foundational learning and gives you much more nuanced skills that you’ll come to rely on in real life.

It includes pre-workshop video lessons to complete before the live class. You'll then have two days of live, online lessons and group discussions as well as breakout group exercises and individual exercises. You will be expected to participate in all exercises, as well as be prepared to do research and present your thoughts and findings to the class. 

Once you have completed the course, and can prove 12 months experience specific to the role of Scrum Master, you will be an Advanced-Certified ScrumMaster.

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Why Train with Mountain Goat Software?

Since virtual classes were introduced in 2020, Mountain Goat Software has trained more than 2,000 agile professionals in live, online Scrum Certification Classes. 

We continue to research and invest in what makes the best online experience. When you train with us, you get: 

  • Instructors personally approved and trained by Mike, with minimum 10 years  of experience coaching and leading agile teams
  • Instructors who continue to work in the industry and can share relevant, up-to-date advice about what is and isn't working
  • An online experience so good, you'll forget it's virtual—with live assistants on hand should you need anything
  • Interactive software so that exercises are fun to do (see the video at the top of this page)
  • 12 months of access to the Agile Mentors Community

If you're ready to improve your skills as a Scrum Master, we'd love to see you in this course. 

What's Included

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2 day online couse via Zoom

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Lifetime access to all prerecorded videos and recorded live sessions

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Access everything from your online course dashboard

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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification on completion of the course

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Two year’s membership to the Scrum Alliance

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12 months of live group Q&A after the course

About the Instructors

Brian Milner

Brian Milner

Brian Milner is a Certified Scrum Trainer that brings over 20 years of software development experience to his classes. Over half that time Brian spent working exclusively with organizations as they transitioned to Agile practices. Beginning as a developer, he worked up through management layers and eventually transitioned to life as a Scrum Master and then as a Coach. Having been in both Waterfall and Agile organizations, Brian brings the practical experience of having seen what works and what doesn’t in the real world. Brian has a heart for the Scrum Master role having been one for many years and worked with them in multiple organizations.

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Lance Dacy

Lance Dacy

Lance Dacy is a dynamic, experienced management and technical professional with the proven ability to energize teams, plan with vision, and establish results in a fast paced, customer-focused environment. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with the Scrum Alliance and has trained and coached many successful Scrum implementations from Fortune 20 companies to small start-ups over the last eight years. Lance comes equipped with a great personality and servant heart that truly helps build cross-functional teams. Given his fun personality, overall size and appearance, he has come to be known as BiG Agile.

Course Outline

Agile and Scrum

A deep dive into understanding the development of agile, different agile frameworks, and recognizing violations. 

The Scrum Master Role

Know what traits are essential to be a truly great Scrum Master

Facilitation This key module walks you through many advanced facilitation techniques that you can apply whenever you’re working with a team—from understanding what it means to facilitate and how to guide a team through successful discussions to knowing when not to facilitate. This module alone can help transform the communication of any agile team.
Coaching You’ll understand the difference between being a consultant and a coach, plus learn how to intervene as a coach, and deal effectively with conflict.
High-Performing Teams This module shows you how to implement practices that take a team from good to great. This includes how to form an effective team, development practices, how to serve product owners, Story Mapping & Impact Mapping as well as backlog refinement.
Agile Organizations Know how to serve the organization with your team, how to execute root cause analysis, how to scale scrum and understand complex systems.
Scrum Mastery In this final module, you’ll have a chance to do some private, individual evaluation on how you are currently performing as a Scrum Master, including your strengths and the areas you’d like to continue developing.

Eligibility

  • You have completed and have a Certified ScrumMaster Certification
  • You have at least 12 months of work experience specific to the role of Scrum Master within the last five years

Risk-Free Guarantee 

We want you to feel confident about enrolling in our live, online courses. If after watching the pre-course videos and participating in the live sessions you don’t find the course valuable, email us within 7 days for a full refund.

Got a Question?

Do I have to be a CSM to take this class?

Yes. The Scrum Alliance requires this.

Is there a test?

No! You must simply complete the pre-work, attend the live sessions, and enter your 12-months of experience in the Scrum Alliance dashboard to become certified.

Can I take the CSM and A-CSM back-to-back?

Yes. You must have the CSM first but there's no waiting period before you can take the A-CSM class.

I'm close to having 12-months experience. Can I take the class while I'm working towards the experience requirement?

Yes. You can take the class even if you do not yet have 12 months of Scrum Master experience. You will not be able to be certified until you enter the required experience in the Scrum Alliance dashboard but you can fulfill the class requirement at any time.

What is your refund policy?

If you cancel or reschedule more than 7 days before the first day of the class you will receive a full refund. If you cancel or reschedule within 7 business days of the first day of class, a 50% fee will be charged, and the remaining 50% can be used as a credit toward a class to be taken within 6 months from the date of the canceled class. All cancellation requests must be made via email to [email protected] Refunds or credits will not be issued for no shows, partial attendance or cancellations within 24 hours.

We want you to feel confident about enrolling in our live, online courses. If after watching the pre-course videos and participating in the live sessions you don’t find the course valuable, email us within 7 days for a full refund.

What payment methods do you accept?

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.