Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) in Toronto

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Workshop in Toronto

April 14-15, 2020

Certified Scrum Trainer® Mark Levison leads an intensive, two-day Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) course, which will advance your skills and improve your implementation of Scrum in the workplace.

"The best two days of training I ever had."
"A perfect insight into the Agile world." —Smita
In response to the current situation, Scrum Alliance® has temporarily authorized us to deliver Certified Scrum training virtually to protect attendees if needed.
  • Virtual workshop attendees may attend a future in-person workshop for the same course at no extra cost.
  • April & May workshops will be virtual.
  • June workshops and beyond will be virtual if needed.
As decisions and details become available, they will be shared directly with course registrants.


Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Workshop VIRTUAL formerly Toronto—April 14-15, 2020 (EDT Timezone)

$1695.00 (CAD)
$220.35 HST
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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Workshop in Toronto


In this two-day course, you will learn how to advance your skills and knowledge while gaining hands-on practice and insight into handling the complex challenges faced by Scrum teams and organizations. Drawing from extensive experience and study, as well as that of the thousands of ScrumMasters we’ve trained, we discuss how to strengthen your team and address the most common questions that typically start with, “Yeah, but in the real world…?” In addition to the exercises, the course itself is conducted using a Scrum-like process to provide advanced insight into Scrum concepts and techniques and instill students with a Scrum mindset. Practical examples demonstrate how to handle changing requirements using Scrum to facilitate communication, overcome conflicts and impediments, and increase team engagement and performance.

This is one of the few A-CSM courses in the world where the applications of neuroscience and psychology of teams are discussed and you can use them to better organize Scrum and build effective teams.

Counts as 14 Project Management Institute(PMI) Professional Development Units(PDU). This is the second step on the path to becoming a Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster®.

"Great actionable content."—Jason

Key Concepts

This course covers the following, through a mix of in-class lectures and practical exercises designed to introduce and expand on the following concepts, practices, and methods:

  • Learn how to improve the flow of development, from Vision to Completed Product
  • Practice solving the most common challenges that teams experience and how to avoid them
  • Explore the challenge of collaboration across multiple teams
  • Practice facilitating more effective meetings, from Daily Scrums to Retrospectives
  • Improve your effectiveness with various Agile tools commonly used in the practice of Scrum
  • Complete the education requirements to become a Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®

The Agile Pain Relief Advantage

Small Class-size in Your City

Agile Pain Relief limits class sizes to ensure a high quality learning environment with more opportunities to address your questions and concerns. Local training classes mean you meet and network with other professionals near you. On-site, private training also available.

In-person and Interactive

Direct learning tailored to each class and student. No canned PowerPoint presentations or webinars. Live instruction from Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and group exercises modelled on Agile methods.

Hands-on Applications of Scrum Methods with Agile Theory

Practical examples and exercises use Scrum and Agile principles teach you how to adapt and practice Agile methods in your projects.

Online Course Materials and Support

Course attendees receive electronic copies of all seminar materials (including free updates to course materials as they become available). Attendees also receive a free e-book gift of The Human Side of Agile: How to Help Your Team Deliver by Gil Broza.
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Workshop in Toronto
April 14-15, 2020
Cancellation policy


Day 1 April 14
8:59 — 5:01

  • Opening and Introduction
  • Scrum Events – How to Explain Them in a Business Setting
  • Daily Scrum Gone Wrong (You Practice Facilitating to Refocus)
  • Why High-Performance Teams are Magical
  • Coaching vs. Facilitation – When Does the Difference Matter?
  • You Design a Retrospective For a Struggling Team

Coffee and refreshments provided for breaks
Day 2 April 15
8:59 — 5:01

  • Backlog Refinement – What to Do When You Don’t Have a Great Vision
  • The Use of Tools – From Vision to Product Backlog
  • How to Solve Impediments
  • Achieving a Better Definition of “Done”
  • Teams and Multi-Team Scrum – How to Scale without Additional Bureaucracy
  • Effective Facilitation Tools and Practice
  • Becoming a Better ScrumMaster – Playing the Role Well

Coffee and refreshments provided for breaks


  • Mark Levison
    Certified Scrum Trainer®

    Mark is an independent Certified Scrum Trainer® since 2011 and Agile coach. Mark brings over 10 years of Agile experience with an emphasis on Certified ScrumMaster Training, Agile Coaching, Project Assessments, and Team Launch Workshops and was one of the earliest adopters of Scrum in Canada.

    In 2009, Mark founded Agile Pain Relief with the mission of providing consulting and training for organizations seeking the benefits of Agile methods. As its principal, Mark has introduced and mentored developers, managers, and executives in organizations throughout the US and Canada on Scrum, Lean, and Agile methods through hands-on training.

    Mark is active in the Agile community and participates as Agile Editor at InfoQ and writes extensively on Agile topics in his blog Notes from a Tool User.

    "Fantastic. Very personable and great delivery."—Jennifer


"Wonderful course. Delivering both 'How to do it' and 'Why it works' in a fun and enlightened way."
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Workshop in Toronto
April 14-15, 2020
Cancellation & Refund Requests

If request for registration cancellation is received at least 10 business days prior to course start date, 100% of your registration will be refunded.
Registration is non-refundable less than 10 business days prior to course start.
If you absolutely can no longer attend, we strongly encourage you to transfer your registration rather than cancel, as outlined below.

Registration Transfers

Transferring a registration to a different person for the same course date can be done at any time, at no additional cost.
Transferring a registration to an alternate course date can be done up to 10 business days prior to the start date of the original course. Requests received less than 10 business days prior are not possible. We allow one change in date for free; additional changes will incur a 20% fee.


If you do not attend the course and do not notify us in advance to discuss, registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
In the case of unforeseeable events such as medical emergencies, please contact us and provide as much detail and documentation as possible, and we will work together to find an appropriate solution.

Course location to be confirmed and may be subject to change.

We make every effort to guarantee our course dates, however some things are beyond our control. In the event that we are forced to cancel a course for reasons including, but not limited to, trainer illness or weather-restricted travel, we will offer your choice of full refund or credit toward a future course.

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