Advanced Scrum Master

Agile Living Movement is one of the first group coaching & mentoring programs in the world to be certified by the Scrum Alliance for their "Path to CSP" program. You can experience the program fully on-the-job and live-online.

Agile Living Movement supports the "Path to CSP" program in the form of coaching and mentoring to become an Advanced Scrum Master (A-CSM) and Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM).

Other Scrum Alliance offerings help in the development to Certified Team Coach (CTC) and Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC).


On your journey to become an A-CSM, you will work on the Scrum Alliance learning objectives over 20 weeks, self-organized in a stable group with 4-8 peers.

Bettina Ruggeri (CTC & Path2CSPEducator) and Sven Schnee (Agile Coach) accompany you on this journey with live coaching and 1:1 mentoring.

The strength of the program lies in collaborative learning over a longer period of time in a stable group. The participants learn with and from each other, which deepens and expands the content in the long term.

The transfer into the daily work routine is reflected together from the beginning and accompanied over 20 weeks, so that the effectiveness in your work becomes visible from the beginning.

Unlike training and video courses, you can build relationships with your peers and coaches who can guide, support and encourage you for at least 20 weeks.

Agile Living Movement and all programs like A-CSM, A-CSPO, CSP-SM and CSP-PO can be done live and remote and are NOT affected by the current developments around Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and can take place.

These difficult times also offer opportunities: in a remote setting we offer many possibilities and examples of remote collaboration in teams. This supports with additional know-how for the coming months.

The Agile Living Movement A-CSM can start if at least 4 participants can be found who are willing to walk this path together.

They will work together and self-organized weekly on the learning objectives of the Scrum Alliance. Your results, experiences and experiments will be shared and reflected in the regular coaching sessions.

To consolidate your work, you will receive a student workbook in which you can document your learning journey and discuss it with your mentor.


This is the first value of the agile manifesto.

And that is why we offer supervision and coaching dojo in addition to the Scrum content. With impulses from Nonviolent Communication and Clean Language, you will receive tools and practices to sustainably develop your personal growth and that of your company.

We offer 18 hours of live online sessions for the group and five 1:1 mentoring sessions for each participant. In addition, you'll spend at least 2 hours each week working with your peers to discuss what you've learned and share your experiences.

Your invested time amounts to at least 64 hours of collaborative learning, reflection, and mentoring.


We speak German, English and Bavarian.
In mixed groups, we will speak English during the group coaching sessions.
In the 1:1 mentoring sessions, we will speak the language you feel comfortable with.


We work with Zoom, Miro and the Agile Living Movement Slack community. With this, we expand the know-how around facilitation in a remote environment, for working with small and large groups.


You can participate if a suitable group is formed and you confirm your participation in writing.
After payment of the invoice your place is bindingly booked.


To participate in Agile Living Movement A-CSM, you need a valid CSM certificate. If you are taking the program, you must have one year of work experience. For more information, click here.

We address Scrum Masters with Agile Living Movement....

  • who like to learn in community
  • who want to anchor the contents sustainably
  • who enjoy personal development
  • who want individual support
  • who want to benefit from the experience of their peers and coaches
  • who know what they are talking about on the day of certification

Participants from the same organization have the additional advantage of being able to work on common challenges and live the learning community beyond the A-CSM journey in the company.



Unlike training and video courses, you can build relationships with your peers and coaches who will guide, support and encourage you for at least 20 weeks. We benefit from the expertise of all participants.


In addition to the coaching sessions with your learning group, you will have 1:1 mentoring with one of the coaches throughout the learning journey. This is about reflection, support with the learning content and the challenges in daily activities.


We offer supervision and coaching dojo. With impulses from Nonviolent Communication, Clean Language you will receive tools and practices to deepen your personal growth and develop that of your company in a sustainable way.



We start with a joint kickoff.
One coaching session and one 1:1 mentoring session take place each month.
You work with your peers for 2 hours each week.
We do supervision and coaching dojo.
We do a retrospective - for the best development of your learning journey.
In your last mentoring and coaching session, we reflect on your journey based on the notes.


Together with your peers, you will develop the Learning Objectives of the Scrum Alliance and the content you need for certification. Together with the coaches, you will reflect on the learning and the challenges you experience in your working life.
Working with the Students Workbook deepens the learning and reflection of the journey.
At the end, we can certify you as an A-CSM from the Scrum Alliance.


Working as a Scrum Master is not always just about Scrum.
Dealing with colleagues, teams and interaction play a big role.
With Nonviolent Communication and Clean Language, Supervision and Coaching Dojo, you will receive impulses to make your interactions lively, authentic and effective.
They build bridges and promote cooperation in the company.


Bettina Ruggeri is a Certified Team Coach (CTC) and Path-to-CSP Educator, Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Scrum Developer. She is a systemic coach, mediator, team coach and trainer for non-violent communication with more than 20 years of professional experience in software development and has more than 15 years of practical experience in using Scrum and agile methods. Bettina works at agile-living in Munich as an agile coach and trainer and has accompanied numerous agile software development projects in the finance, insurance and entertainment industries.
All trainings are interactive and dynamic and based on the principles of "Training from the Back of the Room" and currently also on "Remote-First".

Sven Schnee works as an Agile Coach and is a Certified Scrum Professional. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in software development and has more than 13 years of hands-on experience in using agile frameworks and working practices. He has successfully guided teams and organizations on their journey to becoming agile organizations as a Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach using frameworks such as Scrum, LeSS and SAFe.

Peter Müller


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    "Scrum not only learned in half a year but also used, lived and applied. We do what we live and experience." Laura Fritzsche (Scrum Master)

    "One of the best growth programs I know. This is learning as it should be. Personal, individual and fruitful - through the intense contact with the people in it and behind it. Thank you for no "assembly line" statements and reactions. Thank you for controversial thoughts and conversations." Daniel Seinsche (Product Owner)


    To enhance the implementation of Scrum and Agile in the workplace, Scrum Alliance will provide both an accessible platform and encouragement for members to participate in ongoing professional development, including deeper levels of education.

    The new Path to CSP program will provide more credibility, rigor, clarity, guidance and engagement for members and organizations alike.



    "The Apprentice Program at ProSiebenSat.1 is truly a success story. It is the basis for becoming a truly "learning organization"... in many respects. Many thanks to Bettina Ruggeri, Peter Mueller, Sven Schnee for building it up like this." Dr. Christoph Fuchs (CIO PTS-Tech Solutions GmbH)

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