Scrum Alliance

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Certified ScrumMasters® help project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project’s overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as “servant leaders,” helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions. Read more about the ScrumMaster role and see an example of a ScrumMaster’s checklist.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Certified Scrum Product Owners® have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the “business side” of the project. They are charged by the organization to “get the product out” and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. CSPOs maintain the product backlog and ensure that everyone knows the priorities.

Taking the CSPO course is the first step on your path of becoming more Agile. To truly master Scrum, experience and continuing education are necessary.

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

Certified Scrum Professionals have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum. CSPs challenge their Scrum teams to improve the way Scrum and other Agile methods are implemented for every project.

If you are an active CSM, CSPO, or CSD who has reached that next level of experience and expertise in the art of Scrum, elevate your career even further by earning the CSP credential.

Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)

Certified Scrum Coaches are experts in Scrum — in both theory and practice. They have in-depth understanding of the practices and principles of Scrum and real-world experience on actual Scrum projects. CSCs successfully guide organizations through the challenges of Scrum adoption.

CSCs are Certified Scrum Professionals who have helped one or more organizations effectively apply Scrum. They have diverse experience across multiple organizational systems, such as multiple teams, products, project cycles, environments, or technologies.

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