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Phase 2: The Scrum Master as Court Jester or Prophet

"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

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Phase 2 of the Scrum Master Journey consists of a 4-day intensive workshop session in London, and an ongoing programme of self-learning, mentorship and community interaction. It may take up to one year to complete.

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. Your mentor's job is to guide you through the ACSM learning objectives. That's all. Your mentor is not your personal coach.

Individual Study

Interactive Work

Note: if you have already covered some of these interactive requirements you are strongly encouraged to repeat them alongside your cohort. Cost will be adjusted proportionally.


The learning objectives will be validated by the mentor. Written/recorded work will be reviewed by the CST and/or the mentor. Students are free to publish the work on their blog, the Scrum Alliance website, or elsewhere to receive wider feedback from the community.

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Date & Time

Workshop dates to be determined. Watch this space.
Self-study can begin immediately.


  • £1,200 Corporate Rate
  • £800 Personal Rate
  • £500 Subsidised Rate *

* For self-payers earning under £25,000 pa. Requires agreement with the organiser.


The location will be in London, close to a tube station in zone 1 or 2. Details closer to the date.

Getting Started

1. Click the blue button to register.
2. Read the ACSM Learning Objectives, and start working towards meeting the objectives.

More Information

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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