I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team. As an agile consultant and instructor, I am often asked, “I just received my Scrum Master certification, now what do I do?”.

Earning Leadership PDUs for PMIs Certification

iZenBridge

Leadership PDUs are a valuable asset to embrace your leadership skills. Once you earn these leadership PDUs, you can apply them to PMP® certification or any other PMIs certification renewal. Leadership PDUs are one of the categories of the Talent Triangle.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

Which Agile Certification program should you follow? Classifying the Agile Certification Providers. To make this guide easier to read, I have divided the providers of Agile qualifications into three categories: Agile Certification Your Guide to the Bewildering Array of Agile Qualifications. Major Project Management organizations with Agile Certification programs These include the PMI and other national and international project management professional associations.

Which SAFe® Certification Course is the Best Pick for You?

Agilemania

Scrum Master. To gain understanding of the role of Scrum Master in SAFe ecosystem. SAFe Scrum Master. – Role of Scrum Master. You have gained experience as an Agile developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner or an Agile Leader. – Lean -Agile Leadership.

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CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained

Moira Alexander

What is the CSM certification? Agile practices are being rapidly adopted in project and product management across many industries, and the Scrum master is an important leadership role in agile development. Becoming a CSM offers individuals with valuable benefits, including increased recognition and credibility as a leader, additional opportunities within organizations with agile practices, and a demonstrated knowledge of Scrum.

CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained

Moira Alexander

What is the CSM certification? Agile practices are being rapidly adopted in project and product management across many industries, and the Scrum master is an important leadership role in agile development. Becoming a CSM offers individuals with valuable benefits, including increased recognition and credibility as a leader, additional opportunities within organizations with agile practices, and a demonstrated knowledge of Scrum.

How to build a career in agile and scrum post certified scrum master 

iZenBridge

Now, you have successfully completed Certified Scrum master classroom training. Two days of classroom training is sufficient to become familiar with Scrum and Agile framework. This blog is in the context of the prospects after the Certified Scrum Master. I am a Scrum Master.

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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Leading Answers

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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How to Start a Career in Project Management: Answers to FAQ

Epicflow Blog

Hybrid, Critical Chain, Critical Path, Kanban, Scrum, Six Sigma, Waterfall [3]. As for soft skills, leadership, decision-making and communication skills are an absolute requirement for project managers given their responsibilities. Leadership skills.

The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute for Learning

We know that servant leadership is an excellent match for Agile methods. For example, in Scrum, the Scrum Master is a servant leader of the Scrum Team. What other leadership styles have a home in the Agile approach? Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership ).

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

Brilliant leadership skills. Certification. It’s a great plus for a project manager to have a formal qualification and receive a certificate demonstrating their proficiency. Project Management Institute suggests the following variants of certifications for PMs: .

9 Ways to Identify the “Perfect” Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Is there such a thing as a perfect Scrum Master? However, we can make a case for skills that contribute to becoming a perfect Scrum Master. In 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland updated the Scrum Values document, and in a video that same year discussed the changes they were making. They talked at length about the Scrum Master role. In short, the Scrum Master (SM) serves the Product Owner, the Development Team, and the Organization. Preamble.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager vs Product Owner and More

PM Basics

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager vs. Product Owner? However, in real life, project managers lead scrum teams. Scrum Masters do need project management tools and techniques. But I would also add: Leadership. Who is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master is a specific role prescribed in one framework – Scrum. In terms of the knowledge areas that Scrum framework describes , a Scrum Master covers a little fraction of knowledge areas of project management.

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The Roles & Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Please stick with us to learn more about Scrum Master JD and for more details related to it. . What is Scrum? Scrum is a framework that generates value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. Have you ever wondered what its name is SCRUM? Who is a Scrum Master?

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The Roles & Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Please stick with us to learn more about Scrum Master JD and for more details related to it. . What is Scrum? Scrum is a framework that generates value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. Have you ever wondered what its name is SCRUM? Who is a Scrum Master?

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The Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered. The Scrum Guide Reordered 2020 is based on about 95 percent of the text of the Scrum Guide 2020, extending its original structure by adding additional categories, for example, on self-management, commitments, or accountability. Leadership.

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Scrum Master or The Scrum Master

Scrum.org

If you are new to Scrum Framework or would like to visit Scrum quickly, here is 3 minutes watch for you to get an idea about essential elements of Scrum. . . . What do we want to see our Scrum Masters doing most of the time? . .

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What Is a Scrum Master? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

A Scrum Master might sound like a character in a role-playing game, but it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring a true Scrum process over the course of a project. They hold together the Scrum framework, facilitating the process for the organization, product owner and Scrum team. Thanks to its many benefits, Scrum continues to grow in popularity. What Is a Scrum Master?

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Hiring a Professional Scrum Master

Scrum.org

One of my customers is hiring for the Scrum Master Role and asked if I had a handy-dandy Scrum Master Job Spec that they could use. Here is my best effort to use the existing job postings, and combine them with the latest version of the Scrum Guide. Professional Scrum Master. .

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Five Things Every Starting Scrum Master Should Know

Scrum.org

When I started as a Scrum Master, the thing that scared me the most was how to translate those lofty ideals into actual down-to-earth behavior. Was it okay to skip a Daily Scrum every now and then? as the Scrum Master?—?always always lead the Scrum events, and how ?

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The best order to get all Scrum.org certifications

Scrum.org

Questions about agile certifications (especially those from Scrum.org) are an integral part of my routine. People always come to me saying that they are going to act as a Scrum Master / Product Owner / Developer on an agile project and they want to know what to study and what`s the best first certification. Each certification is part of one of the three possible difficulty tiers: beginner, intermediate and mastery.

Taking the First Step toward Scrum

Scrum.org

Agile frameworks such as Scrum have continued to gain traction because of their ability to vastly improve business outcomes and employee engagement. Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.

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What is an agile coach? A valuable role for organizational change

Agilemania

Agile coaching is an essential skill for scrum masters, agile coaches, and leadership coaches to support self-managed teams. Blogs agile assessment Agile Certification agile coaching Professional Agile CoachingAgile coaching skills is one of the most in-demand skills nowadays.

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Guide to Building a Career as a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

Are you interested in becoming a Scrum Master, but you are yet to have any experience? In the last seven years, I have assisted several interested and enthusiastic professionals to become Scrum Masters. I gradually elevated to the role of a Scrum Master. . .

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The Scrum Guide Reordered

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered. The Scrum Guide Reordered is based on about 90 percent of the text of the 2017 Scrum Guide, extending its original structure by adding additional categories. For example, you will find all quotes that can be attributed to the role of the Scrum Master in one place. The Scrum Guide–Reordered allows you to get a first understanding of Scrum-related questions quickly. The Origin of the Scrum Guide Reordered.

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Taking the first step towards Scrum

Scrum.org

Agile frameworks such as Scrum have continued to gain traction because of their ability to vastly improve business outcomes and employee engagement. Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.

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Scrum Master Interview Questions (3): Daily Scrum and Sprint Retrospective

Scrum.org

Last week, someone on Reddit asked whether there would be any other profession that requires attending a 2-day training class and would then pay as well as a Scrum Master job. So far, this Scrum Master interview guide has been downloaded more than 17,000 times. Daily Scrum.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Scrum is not a methodology but a framework.

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7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO

LiquidPlanner

Ensure PMO support from your organizational leadership. Senior leadership buy-in is essential to the long-term success of any PMO. PMP certification, while definitely good to have, is not real-world project management. Put the right leadership in place.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. Many organizations take CSM training and certifying their skills in practicing Scrum. This page is a comparison between Agile and Scrum and outlines the main difference between them. Leadership in agile methodologies encourages collaborative culture, face to face communication and accountability. What is Scrum?

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Why should I attend a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Foundation course?

Scrum.org

Some may confuse the word “Foundation” in the name of the Professional Scrum Foundation course to mean simple or basic. But in truth this means it is a course for everybody to build a solid base of knowledge, understanding and practical application of Professional Scrum.

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Why Should I Attend a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Foundations Course?

Scrum.org

Some may confuse the word “Foundation” in the name of the Professional Scrum Foundation course to mean simple or basic. But in truth this means it is a course for everybody to build a solid base of knowledge, understanding and practical application of Professional Scrum.

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The Audio Version of the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered Is Available

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Download the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered Audiobook. The audiobook of the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered is a 22-minute long MP3 file. The Background of the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered. Leadership. Scaling Scrum. Scrum Adoption. Scrum Theory.

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Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

Perhaps, like 500,000+ other people, you have some form of Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credential and are looking to distinguish yourself and continue your learning journey. Of course, learning is not tied to credentials, many people are anti-certification and that is an understandable choice. I want to disclose upfront that I have been involved with the development of ICAgile, PMI-ACP, and DSDM Leadership credentials so I likely have some bias and preferences.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Anything that has a start and a finish, resulting in a product, is a project and its life cycle requires the oversight and leadership of a project manager. How to Become a Project Manager: Education and Certification. Project Management Certifications. Leadership skills.

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Project Manager Career Path vs Scrum Master Career Path

PM Basics

The Scrum Master career path is easier to enter. Let’s review the pros and cons of Project Manager vs Scrum Master. You get experience in project management and leadership. There, you already have some relationships with your leadership. Therefore, even an entry-level project manager might need some level of experience and certifications. Moreover, you won’t waste time getting all the certifications and extensive experience.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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What Salary Do Project Managers Get Across Frontiers?

Epicflow Blog

Their skillset usually involves basic knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodologies, Scrum and Kanban, risk management, minimum B2 level of English, as well as knowledge and experience in project scope management. Money issues often lack transparency, especially when it concerns salaries.

Scrum Master Anti-Patterns — 20 Signs Your Scrum Master Needs Help

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns. Scrum Master anti-patterns: The reasons why Scrum Masters violate the spirit of the Scrum Guide are multi-faceted. The Scrum Master According to the Scrum Guide. The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team.

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Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

Perhaps, like 500,000+ other people, you have some form of Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credential and are looking to distinguish yourself and continue your learning journey. Of course, learning is not tied to credentials, many people are anti-certification and that is an understandable choice. I want to disclose upfront that I have been involved with the development of ICAgile, PMI-ACP, and DSDM Leadership credentials so I likely have some bias and preferences.

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