Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

This internationally accredited course takes you deeper into the topics of Agile coaching and facilitation.

Live online events

2 days, 08:30 AM CAT - 04:30 PM CAT


  • R14,750.00 incl. VAT

2 days, 08:30 AM CAT - 04:30 PM CAT


  • R14,750.00 incl. VAT

2 days, 08:30 AM CAT - 04:30 PM CAT


  • R14,750.00 incl. VAT


A good Scrum Master must know the Scrum Framework thoroughly. But the understanding of the framework, its events and artefacts will not be enough to solve more difficult challenges that your team and organisation might experience. You will need tools from the advanced toolbox. You will need to learn coaching and facilitation techniques. This course will equip you with techniques to take your team and organisation to the next level of Agility.


International Certification through Scrum Alliance

Course Objectives

  • Recognise and learn how to deal with the most common challenges when implementing Scrum
  • Learn how to coach your product owner, development team, and stakeholders
  • Increase engagement and motivation in your team
  • Learn how to facilitate an effective conversation 


2 full days


Must be a Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Topics Covered

  • Empirical process control
  • Advanced facilitation
  • Advanced coaching
  • Self-organization
  • Team dynamics
  • Definition of done
  • Value of engineering practices
  • Coaching the product owner
  • Resolving impediments
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Dealing with organizational change
  • Personal development
  • Servant leadership 


How long is the course?

The course is two full days. We start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. on each day. 

How big is a class?

The maximum number of delegates is 25. It allows for focused learning and in-depth discussions.

How have you prepared your training rooms in light of COVID-19?

Please watch our safety video showing how we have set up the training room for optimal safety

Can this course be done virtually?

Yes, we have virtual options available. Please refer to the location of the course to find available virtual and classroom dates.

Does the course include certification?

The course includes internationally recognized certification from Scrum Alliance.

Is this certification internationally recognized?

Yes. Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) is recognized everywhere around the world, including the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. It is also a highly valued certification that can make you stand out from the rest of the field.

Can I earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs)? 

Yes. You can earn 14 SEUs by attending this course. Please check guidance provided by the PMI on which elements of the course can be claimed for PDUs. 

Is this an A-CSM course?

Yes. Our certification is done in association with Scrum Alliance.

Does the certification expire?

Scrum Alliance requires for your membership to be renewed every two years. Renewal costs are USD 175.

Are there more levels?

Yes, the next level is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

Is there an exam?

There is no exam for the course – you receive your certification upon the completion of the training.

Is the certification included in the price?

Yes. Lunch, snacks, stationery, training manual, and Value Added Tax (VAT) are also included in our classroom classes. Virtual classes include certification and VAT.

Does price include VAT?

Yes. The price includes Value Added Tax. The price you see on the website is the price you will pay.

How can I pay?

You can pay via EFT or credit card. After you register and make your reservation, you will receive a quote/invoice with the banking details and credit card link.

Can my company pay for my training?

Absolutely. Connect us with your HR or Learning and Development department. If you see your company name in our “clients” section, it is excellent news – Think Agile is on your approved vendor list.

Can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel or reschedule for free up to 10 days before the course. After that, an additional R1500 fee is applicable. The reason is simple – we have already incurred costs (advertising, catering, venue hire). Also, you might be taking a spot from someone else.