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. The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) qualification, available through the Scrum Alliance, is an entry-level certification aimed at providing professionals with an awareness of the methodologies and values of Scrum, including team performance, accountability, and iterative progress.

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. Major Project Management organizations with Agile Certification programs These include the PMI and other national and international project management professional associations.

SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

One of the more popular methods used by some of the fastest growing startups as well as large corporations is the Scrum methodology. Scrum has become one of the most widely used project management methodologies in business today. A Quick Explanation of Scrum. Scrum in Action.

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Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

Don’t even get me started on Agile certifications which have splintered and multiplied faster than the brooms in Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Becoming a Certified Scrum Master might sound impressive, but for many people, it merely required attending a two-day class.

Everything You Need to Know About the PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

With that information in hand, if you were to ask us how important the majority professional certifications are today, we’d have to say: Not very. An exception to that rule would be Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. PRINCE2 Certification. How much does the PRINCE2 certification cost in the UK?

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. What Is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master Role.

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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. Scrum: An iterative software model that follows a set of roles, responsibilities, and meetings that do not change with time. What is Scrum?

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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. Who is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master is a specific role prescribed in one framework – Scrum.

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Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Become A Great Project Manager!

The Lazy Project Manager

There are many certification courses for project manager you should do. We here bring the great options in project management certification. Here you can know the various options available in certification and how to continue in your post. PMP certification prerequisites.

Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

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Combining PRINCE2 and Scrum

Prince2

Dr Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber actually invented a rugby-inspired management process named Scrum back in 1995. Like a rugby scrum, its short meetings offer a chance for project team members to reset and regroup. PRINCE2’s 2017 update and the PRINCE2 Agile course make it easier than ever to play PRINCE2 and Scrum on the same team. That’s why one method is to use Scrum but add some stabilising processes from PRINCE2, like the Risk Register or Lessons Log.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. AGILE AND SCRUM.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

Learn more about Betsy Kauffman’s Agile & Scrum conference presentation “Developing Predictable Agile Roadmaps” Learn More. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap?

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The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019

Teamweek

A certificate in project management is a great way to sharpen your skills and bring valuable credentials to your employer, while also increasing your own earning power in the process. There are certificates for project managers at every level of professional development.

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Agile for Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

The daily stand-up is used in Scrum, one of the most popular frameworks for implementing Agile. Take Agile and Scrum Fundamentals on-demand from IIL Register Today! Introduction to Agile and Scrum – 2 hours on demand. Agile and Scrum Fundamentals – 6 hours on demand.

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Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

So, let’s take a look at the most widely used Agile methodology, Scrum. Scrum. Scrum does things in much the same way as I have documented below, but within the framework and terminology of the Scrum methodology.

Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

ActiveCollab

You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. A certification is different from a degree. Certifications, on the other hand, are awarded by professional organizations and focus only on one area. Each certificate is different. Certificates promote bureaucracy.

Scrum - from a Skeptic's Point of View

Deep Fried Brain

Three days of training and a certification exam later, I'm now officially a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). Agile Project Management Training ScrumThe 3 days spent in the class was time well-spent. It was a good and refreshing experience.

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Happy Weekend: Giveaway (10% Off Coupon)

Stepping Into Project Management

If you are looking for updating your certifications for learning, adding to your resume or looking for a new job, try the 10% off coupon. Scrum Master (2737 students currently enrolled Offer available till Sept 30, 2018. agile giveaway Project Management project managers scrum master

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. Did they move from software development into a Scrum Master role?

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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. Agile Project Management Certification Personal Agility PMI-ACP

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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course with Mike Griffiths, Calgary, Alberta

Leading Answers

This makes it the most popular experience based agile certification and the credential of choice for hiring managers looking for the rigor of a ISO 17024 backed PMI credential.  Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Planning PMI-ACP Travel

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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. Did they move from software development into a Scrum Master role? Were they previously a PMP certified project manager who took a CSM class to learn a little about Scrum?

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re looking to enhance your education, keep your certification updated, learn new methodologies, play with new project management tools or socialize with your peers, project management conferences offer a wide variety of experiences for the novice and journeyman alike.

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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course with Mike Griffiths, Calgary, Alberta

Leading Answers

This makes it the most popular experience based agile certification and the credential of choice for hiring managers looking for the rigor of a ISO 17024 backed PMI credential.  The exam covers Lean, Kanban and agile approaches such as Scrum and XP along with servant leadership and collaboration.  Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Planning PMI-ACP TravelI am gathering names for my next Calgary based  PMI-ACP  Exam Prep course.

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New Resources Pt 1- Interview with Jeff Furman

Stepping Into Project Management

We start with Jeff Furman and his second edition of the book "The Project Management Answer Book" (second edition) which is a great resource for anyone getting into project management as well as considering about getting the certification. NOT Just Waterfall (Hello, Scrum Agile!)

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. IIL conducts virtual and on-demand courses on topics like project scope, risk management, and Earned Value Management systems, plus prep courses for a variety of certifications.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

What About Scrum, Agile and Other Certifications? Jennifer added that some people ask her how Scrum and Agile or other certifications fit in. While it’s true that Scrum and Agile are often thought of in terms of managing IT projects, that’s not always the case.

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Project Manager Interview: Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy

Project Bliss

I went to conferences, studied and got my PMP certification. Leigh : Do you believe the PMP certification made a big difference for you? Leigh: Do you believe the PMP certification makes a big difference for others? Any certification helps you systematize a PM approach.

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Four Top Project Management Tools and Services to Check out in May 2018

Brad Egeland

Perhaps you're looking for the best place to start your journey to project management professional (PMP) or similar certification. Feeling lost on what to do with PMP and certification?? Cheetah Learning is not like the other training and certification programs or organizations.

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The Manifesto’s missing link: Valuing agility over agendas

Kiron Bondale

Empire building – vest someone with the authority to lead an agile transformation and they might join the Dark Side by setting up squads of Stormtrooper Scrum Masters. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development gave us four values supported by a dozen guiding principles.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

PRINCE2 Agile does not favour any one agile approach but it does concentrate on how to incorporate the most popular frameworks of SCRUM and strong Kanban. PRINCE2 Agile incorporates the popular frameworks of SCRUM… … Kanban… … and Lean Startup.

Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

Arras People

We were talking about PMI’s PMP certification – the article was recently published entitled Is PMP certification necessary for small businesses? Is PMP certification one of them? Is PMP certification equally valuable across diverse industries and team sizes?

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It can serve as a baseline, but most project managers ought to layer some sort of agile certification on top of it. XP, scrum, lean, etc.) Project managers, and scrum masters for that matter, that wish to stay. Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects?

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The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

The PMI Talent Triangle defines three areas for continuing education for holders of all PMI certifications. We’ll see what the PMI includes in them, and how they are important for project managers, whether you are a certificated PMI member or not. For example, PMP certification.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. There are few practical steps to consider, the first would be the pursue the next certification, the Certified Enterprise Coach, especially if it is a “top-down” coaching role you are pursuing. Equally the certifications offered by the Agile Coaching Institute should also be considered – there are two there to check out – Agile Coach and Enterprise Agile Coach.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

How to become a project manager- education and the most important PM certificates you can get out there. Certifications. Are project management certificates still worth it? What you must remember is that certificates are not everything. The PRINCE2 Certification.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

Has a wide portfolio of professional training certifications & cyber security solutions. Scrum Alliance : @ScrumAlliance. SCRUM ALLIANCE® is the largest professional membership organization in the #Agile community: scrumalliance.org.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

I am currently working on a Master’s Degree Certificate from the US National Defense University and am starting a PhD program in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton.

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