How actionable is the ACSM course content?

It is very actionable.

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

To become an Advanced Certified , you need to have a Certified 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 , 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 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 and a coach.

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

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 s.

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

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

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

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

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

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John McFadyen Managing Partner
John McFadyen is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience working on some of the UK and Europe’s largest, most complex Agile Transformations. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, John brings a wealth of experience as an Agile coach, Agile practitioner and software developer into each of the four core courses he provides. The war stories, the insights into successful Agile transformations and everything he has learned from coaching high-performance Agile teams combine to provide course delegates with a unique, compelling training experience that transforms as much as it empowers.

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