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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

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SparkPlug Agility offers popular agile training courses from Scrum Alliance, including Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster (CSP-SM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). Visit our training page for a full list of offerings.

June 22, 2020

Far too often an organization misjudges the amount of time someone spends while functioning as a Scrum Master, either too much OR too little. In response to many student requests, I developed a blog post a while back, breaking down how a Scrum Master would spend their time during a two-week Sprint:

https://www.sparkplugagility.com/single-post/2018/10/06/It%E2%80%99s-a-Full-Time-Job-Scrum-Master-by-the-Numbers

Of course, the foll...

March 22, 2019

Have you ever gotten that request, fly-by your desk, stopped in the hallway, email, or chat, that looked something like this?

"I need to know how many points that one team is getting done, by the end of the day.”

or

"Can you tell me how many story points each team member is signing up for each sprint?"

All too often the focus in Scrum turns to METRICS.  Everyone seemingly loves to talk about metrics.  I always find it fascinating...

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Joe Marshall

Since taking the Certified Scrum Product Owner class, I've been able to influence various team members and institute the practices and principles learned. In fact, my CTO even texted me a photo of our Agile Board with everything in the "done" column. The team loves it.

Furthermore, our Marketing team has been so curious about our progress and productivity, that they want to adopt the methodology. Without the training I received and certifications I've earned, neither myself, nor our team, would not be able to accomplish nearly this much in such a short period of time.

John Deady

Thank you for doing a fantastic  job training me for the Certified Scrum Master Test. Your approach kept me engaged and the repetition you provided throughout the course, help me tremendously to recall what I needed to pass the CSM Test with a 97.1% score! 

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