Scrum Master Advanced

Become a better Scrum Master!

The Scrum Master Advanced course is a one-day event that expands on relevant Scrum Master-related topics, equipping Scrum Masters to handle the inherent challenges and diverse tasks of the important Scrum Master role.

It adds to the original Scrum Master course with advanced theory, practice reflection, and opportunities for discussion and problem-solving.

It is primarily for Scrum Masters with some experience, who have challenges they would like to receive help to resolve and a desire to help their teams, even more, to grow to their maximum potential.

Sign up for this course to take your Scrum Master skills to the next level!

Course Content

  • Startup Reflection on Scrum Masterism
  • Keeping the PO, Team, and Stakeholders on the same page

Serving the Team

  • The Shu-Ha-Ri of Scrumasterism, intro to Psychological Safety
  • Include one-to-one conversations with Team Members
  • Overcoming non-engaged people, especially Team Members
  • Getting OKR, PDSA and OODA feedback loops to work

Serving the Product Owner

  • Supporting the Product Owner’s objectives
    • Sensemaking of Stakeholder’s requests and needs
    • Understanding Team capabilities and constraints
    • Not to forget the Product Owner’s own need for psychological safety
    • Working with appropriate process and workflow for Requirements handling
  • Acting as deputy to the Product Owner
  • Getting PDSA and OODA feedback loops to work with the Stakeholders


Serving the Organization

  • Working with the Organization to create clarity of goals, objectives, risks and roadmap.
  • Working with the Organization to create transparency around progress, impediments, artifacts and meetings.
  • Working with the Organization to create clarity around the working agreements between the different parts of the Organization: Delegations, escalations and sponsorship
  • Getting PDSA and OODA feedback loops to work with the Organization

Advancing Psychological Safety and Trust

  • Starting with the Team, establish the agreed simple rules of conduct and interaction, including non-threatening signals to stop up and reflect.
  • Improving predictability and honoring commitments increases trust in the organization
  • Establish clear and simple working agreements with the surrounding organization
  • Dealing with a crisis:
    • Necessary endings. Sometimes a situation has to find an ending for the Team to move on
  • Do not forget the Scrum Master’s own psychological safety (Exercise )

Advancing Transparency and Common Understanding

  • Working on the Artifacts. There may be extra ones that might be helpful for the Team or the Stakeholders.
  • Be aware of the interplay between trust and transparency without one the other cannot grow. What is holding transparency back?
  • Engage with managers to establish an understanding of the necessity of this clarity in the organization also in their work. Without it delegating responsibilities is impossible.
  • Techniques, templates and metrics for the toolbox.

Advancing Engagement, Learning and Growth  

  • Establish an Operational Resolution Circle (Scrum of Scrum Masters) to resolve issues that are out the reach for single teams/Circles
  • Establish Secondary Circles, communities of interest. Facilitate these in some detail, otherwise it might be abandoned easily.
  • Establish ways of understanding people’s desires and aspirations, how can we help them get there? Or are we growing apart?
  • Establish a forum for debating and clarifying leadership structures, mandates (who decides), how can people be involved for the benefit of all. It is so easy to fall back in the track of power and ruling by fear.

Physical courses start at 09:00 and end at approximately 17:00 and include meals and refreshments.

Participants in this advanced course can acquire certification by submitting a small Certification Write-up for review and approval by the course instructor and one independent instructor. The students will receive comments and a pass/fail note, grades are not given. The student will choose one of the headlines from the course agenda as the topic for the Write-up. A set of instructions and a template is provided.

You can sign up by writing to

Prices and Conditions for Courses

  • Each public Agile Lean Leadership one-day course is offered at an Early-Bird price of EUR 680, NOK/SEK 7,100, or DKK 5,100 when registering more than a month before the course date, after that the prices are EUR 760, NOK/SEK 7,900 or DKK 5,700.
  • Each public Agile Lean Leadership two-day Course (ALLSM or ALLPO) is offered at an Early-Bird price of EUR 1,300, NOK/SEK  14,300, or DKK 9,700 when registering more than a month before the course date, after that the price is EUR 1,460, NOK/SEK 15,900 or DKK 10,800.
  • All Prices are excl. VAT.
  • Courses are delivered in Danish in Denmark and Norwegian in Norway unless there are participants that require English, then we will switch to English, which is the default language in all other territories.
  • Courses include meals, course materials, a certificate of participation, access to online resources, a free online Retrospective 2-3 weeks after the course and free participation in follow-up events for two years.
  • Participants can choose to sit an extra examination after each course. This consists of handing in a written assignment for review and assessment by the instructor and an independent instructor. The students will receive comments and a passed/failed note, grades are not given. The examination costs EUR 180, NOK/SEK 1.900 or DKK 1,350.
  • Registration is via email at and invoices are sent out from the organization arranging the training course. Payment has to be received before the start of the course.
  • Cancellation policy: Registration can be canceled up until one month before the start of the course without any fees. Cancellation between one month and two weeks before the course starts is charged with 50% of the course fee. Cancellation within the last two weeks before the course starts will be charged fully. Transfer to a later course can be negotiated, in case unforeseen circumstances appear.
  • For free events, we kindly ask participants to register via email at Registration can be canceled up to 24 hours before the event FOC. After that, a no-show fee of EUR 60, NOK/SEK 650 or DKK 450 will be invoiced.
  • The courses are also offered as internal, on-site courses for organizations and companies. A minimum of 10 participants are normally required. If you are interested, please contact us for further information, via email here… or find the right contact person here…

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