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How does the ACSM course prepare you to be a better Scrum Master?

The ACSM course was created by the Scrum Alliance to be a bridge between the Certified and the Certified Scrum Professional certifications.

It was designed to provide Certified s with a year’s worth of experience with an opportunity to upskill and grow their knowledge and skills base after having real world experience as a .

The course itself is an opportunity to learn.

You’re going to be in an intimate cohort of 12 or so people and will be learning from each other as well as from your trainer.

We will be covering new topics like causal loops and impact mapping to understand how different elements of the environment impact different people and in what ways specifically it impacts them.

We will be covering elements like systems modelling and systems thinking to help you understand how the big picture integrates into each of the local interventions you make. A way of thinking that allows you to optimise for the whole system when making decisions or interventions.

A lot of your learning is going to come from the discussions and conversations we have around the challenges that some of you are facing in your working environments.

Some people have a couple of years’ experience whilst others have a significant amount of experience. Those stories and the learning experiences that come from answering questions or providing insights into how they can effectively overcome those challenges will help you a great deal.

In many ways, your own stories will help others too. What you’ve learned in the trenches will provide insights to others in how to overcome their own challenges or what interventions they could try to solve the problems they face.

The ACSM course is highly actionable.

We often get stories where people come back after day 1 or 2 of the course and have had success because of something they have learned in the course and implemented in their working environment.

Sometimes those are new tools and techniques, at other times they are simply new approaches that have provided breakthroughs.

So, in summary. An Advanced Certified course is going to help you become a better by providing you with the tools and techniques necessary to overcome the challenges you currently face, and it will help you by tapping into the collective experiences and stories that are shared throughout the course.

You will walk away from the course with new tools, techniques and approaches that you implement immediately and start to see early successes.

Visit our Advanced Certified course page if you are interested in taking your career to the next level. Also visit our Certified Scrum Professional course page for an idea of where you can grow after completing the ACSM course.

If you’re looking for mentorship and coaching experiences to help you grow, visit our ing Academy page.

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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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