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Advanced Agile CSM with Alistair Cockburn


This course will be organised and run by our partner TRIFORK.

Modern "expert" agile practitioners know the practices, but not why they work, how to adjust them, how to approach new and surprising situations. This advanced course from industry guru Dr. Alistair Cockburn teaches you that.

In this special edition of the Masterclass, you can also back-fill your Certified ScrumMaster Certificate. Not a beginner CSM course, we will examine the current version of Scrum through the lens of advanced agile, to understand why it is written the way it is, what is obligatory, what not, and how to discuss with your fresh CSM colleagues. At the end of the course, you will be able to take the ScrumAlliance CSM exam to receive your CSM status and you will receive two years of registration with the ScrumAlliance. If you already have your CSM, don't worry, you will learn plenty that you didn't already know from our discussion.

To get the most from the course, it is a good idea to prepare yourself by reading from Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game and "The Seven Properties of Highly Successful Projects" from Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams.


Trainer: Alistair Cockburn 

Dr. Alistair Cockburn, coauthor of the Agile Manifesto, author of Agile Software Development and Writing Effective Use Cases. Alistair Cockburn was voted one of the “The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes” in 2007, for his pioneering work in use cases and agile software development. 

An internationally renowned IT strategist and author of the Jolt award-winning books “Agile Software Development” and “Writing Effective Use Cases”, he is an expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. In 2001 he co-authored the Agile Manifesto, in 2003 he created the Agile Development Conference, in 2005 he co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, in 2010 he co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. Many of his articles, talks, poems and blog are online at

Alistair has for many years been an agile trainer and speaker and has now trained in many countries with his Advanced Agile class. He is now world-renowned and in very high demand within the agile field.


In this 2-day, activity- and discovery-filled course, come away with

  • how to apply agile techniques to non-software projects,
  • how to get early results with Test-Driven Carpaccio,
  • how to reduce risk and maximize effectiveness,
  • why the ScrumGuide is written as it is, plus your CSM exam entry

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