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How actionable is the ACSM course content?

It is very actionable.

The Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) course is designed to help you make the transition from apprentice Scrum Master to advanced Scrum Master by providing you with the insights, tools, techniques, and actionable practices required to practice successfully within a working environment.

To become an Advanced Certified Scrum Master, you need to have a Certified Scrum Master credential and at least a years’ worth of working experience in the field.

The working experience is essential because it provides a context for the conversations, practices, and simulations that you will be a part of in the ACSM course.

You need to have experienced the challenges of being a scrum master in a working environment to fully grasp the concepts that are presented in the ACSM course and you need to have worked with teams to fully understand how the team dynamics, coaching, and facilitation elements work.

As a Scrum Master, you will find that you have been incorporating elements of coaching and facilitation in your daily role but may not have the formal coaching and facilitation tools, techniques and practices to help you.

The ACSM course focuses on helping you bridge the gap between Scrum Master and Agile coach by dedicating a full section to coaching and facilitation. A section where you will explore coaching and facilitation tools, techniques, theory, and practices that will actively help you become more effective as both a Scrum Master and a coach.

The ACSM course attracts people with a wide variety of experience as Scrum Masters. Some may have a years’ worth of experience whilst others may have a decades’ experience practicing as a Scrum Master.

In the conversations, simulations and group exercises, many of these delegates will raise questions around the challenges they face or will share experiences that helped them overcome those specific challenges in the field.

These stories and questions are absolute gold for apprenticing Scrum Masters.

Your Certified Scrum Trainer is an expert in the field of Scrum Mastery and likely has over a decade of experience working in the trenches as a Scrum Master and Agile coach.

They will be answering questions from the perspective of a master practitioner and will provide you with insights, theory and recommendations on how to actively overcome the challenges you face.

These insights, recommendations and practices are immediately actionable.

Many people come back to us after a day or two of attending the ACSM course to let us know that they have actioned much of the learning in the course and are starting to see positive results.

We also provide delegates with a recommended reading list of books and resources that are appropriate for an advanced Scrum Master. In those books and resources you will find knowledge, tools, techniques and resources that will actively help you in your journey.

In applying everything that you have learned from the course, you will also start to learn what does and doesn’t work for you. Some elements may need a tweak here and there whilst in other situations, you may actively want to make them your own through trial and error.

In short, you will find all of the content in the ACSM course is relevant and actionable.

It is designed to help you become a more effective practitioner and to progress within your career as a professional Scrum Master.

If you want to progress as a Scrum Master, visit our Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) course page.

For an idea of progression after your ACSM course, visit our Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master course page.

If you like the idea of mentored, coach-driven skills development, visit our Agile Coach Academy course page.

Coaching is an important part of a Scrum Master’s arsenal. If you want to start your journey in the world of agile coaching, visit our on-demand Introduction to Coaching course.