This morning I woke up to the email I've copied below. I'm wondering if anyone has more info. I derived enormous value from the 2 days of training I received as part of the CSM certification process. It was a great help to me. I'm wondering if this has a similar flavour.
Does anyone know anything? Likely cost, amount of training required and even their thoughts on the value of the course. I agree with many that the CSM is a fantastic primer to Scrum, but the real world is much more complex than the 2 day course can cover. Will this help fill the gap or are there better training programs that others would recommend?
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Within the next few weeks, we'll be launching an advanced level Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM™) certification program. This program, designed with current certificant input, is the next progression in your career. The A-CSM™ will be available globally, and we're actively approving educators in preparation for the launch.
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Why the A-CSM™ Matters.
It's not uncommon for people to earn the CSM® certification, only to take their new knowledge back to the workplace and find that Scrum is harder to implement than originally anticipated. The A-CSM™ builds on your foundational knowledge with the specific goal of improving your effective implementation of Scrum in your workplace. As an A-CSM™, you'll learn:
Communication facilitation techniques to use with product owners, team members, customers, and executives, both in and out of Scrum ceremonies.
How to confidently respond to resistance to organizational change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.
How to overcome challenges that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices throughout your business.
How to explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics, from customers to executives.
How to increase developer engagement and achieve greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in across the team.
How to extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization with training, coaching, and mentoring.
How to amplify the contributions of team members beyond the confines of a single team.
The A-CSM™ will be available in-person, on-demand, live virtual, or as a blended combination of these formats to create a personalized experience that best fits your learning style. All offerings will only be available through Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches who have already taught Scrum to more than 600,000 people around the globe.