We are Certified Professionals who have been down the certification paths of Agile & Scrum and built deep expertise in applied practice. Building a professional pathway is a journey that takes years to mature. You must learn to desire, pull in opportunity and express your expertise. Getting found and recognized is only part of the challenge.
There are two major steps from here.
- Follow the Scrum Alliance Certification Pathways
- Build Your Customized Agile Pathways®
In both cases, you will need to build and project an online professional image. The challenge becomes building your own personal brand.
There are many Agile consultants who travel, coach, teach, mentor and consult with clients. However, there is no easy way for those seeking service providers to discern the quality of that service. The reputation of trainers is difficult to access, we make our work public and our reputation known.
You can read our news for past attendee experiences, watch videos, review scanned copies of hand written evaluations and much more. Not only will you gain the insights you need to providers with confidence, you will also start your path towards a deeper understanding of applied scrum and why it is so powerful.
Scrum Pathways for Professionals
The path to recognized expertise in Scrum begins with a CSM or CSPO designation. The technical pathway in software development starts with CSD.
- Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is 2 days of training and then an online exam
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) is 2 days of training
- Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) is 3 days of in depth technical software training
- Certified Scrum Professional (CSP ) 1 year practicing as CSM or CSPO and experience report
All designations listed above are recognized by the Scrum Alliance. This is not a Scrum Alliance site, rather, we are a group of consultants and trainers who carry designations earned from the Scrum Alliance. All of our Scrum training courses are delivered by instructors / consultants who are members with the Scrum Alliance and who hold designations. We fully support the mission, vision and values of the Scrum Alliance.
Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) is the next step after CSM and / or CSPO. It is a mark of experience with a minimum of 1 year applied practice in Scrum and is for individuals who wish to have recognized expertise in Scrum, but may not be interested in a consulting presence or need the other designation to project their professional brand.
Scrum Pathways for Consultants
This path is for those professionals who wish to establish a career as a Scrum Consultant. It requires both mentorship and building a professional image. As a Scrum Consultant you will need to make a commitment of time and energy to an organization. In turn, that organization will also need to invest in you, as becoming a Scrum Consultant takes considerable time, effort and energy.
The two major designations of a Scrum Consultant are
- Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
- Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)
Becoming one or both is suggested for those who wish to pursue a professional career in this field. We only partner with those individuals who have shown an appetite for Scrum and with whom we believe a long term mutually beneficial relationship is possible.