"An effective Scrum Master must have the trust of others and the courage of herself to speak truth to power, as a medieval court jester was wont to do, often to the dismay of other advisors. Speaking truth will not make you popular." — from The Scrum Master Journey
Phase 2 of the Scrum Master Journey is a 3-6 month programme of self-study, mentorship, work experience and community interaction, tailored for the individual learner.
The Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) certificate is awarded at the end of this phase.
Phase 2 Requirements
The participant must be able to prove one year's work experience as a scrum master to achieve the ACSM designation. It is recommended the work experience is gained in parallel with this course of study.
Successfully completed Phase 1 of the Scrum Master Journey.
Identify someone to mentor you. Ideally this will be someone who is a little further on their Scrum Master journey than you, but it is equally effective to work with someone who is also undertaking phase 2 in parallel with you. You may haver more than one mentor.
The job of the mentor is to guide you through the ACSM learning objectives and other personal study requirements. This guidance will include two or more visits (in-person or online) to your organisation to observe you in practice. You and your mentor will work out the most suitable times and situations for these visits.
The learning objectives will be validated by your mentor. Written/recorded work will be reviewed by the CST. Students are free to publish the work on their blog, the Scrum Alliance website, or elsewhere to receive wider feedback from the community.
Workshops & Community Interaction
Assist on two of Tobias Mayer's online CSM classes in the role of scrum master to one or two teams. In this capacity you will practice your scrum master skills in a supportive environment, working with other learners. More details of the role on application.
Click workshop links for dates. Self-study and mentorship can begin immediately.
Cost & Registration
For direct corporate registrations or those who can claim the cost from their employer.
Register for corporate place
This minimal fee covers the cost of the Scrum Alliance ACSM certificate. All tuition and mentorship is offered to you as a gift.
Register for personal place
All work will be done online, or locally within your own community.
1. Click one of the links above to register.
2. Read the ACSM Learning Objectives, and start working towards meeting the objectives.
To learn more, and find out whether this program is right for you please get in touch with Tobias Mayer to set up a time to talk.
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