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Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters are hands-on Agile practitioners who help teams achieve twice the work in half the time. By embracing Scrum values and principles, and leading teams through product development, they play a crucial role in helping organisations achieve competitive advantage.

So how do you become a successful Scrum Master?

Agile Centre have internationally recognised certification paths, and an Agile Coaching Academy, led by Certified Scrum Trainers and Coaches that will help you move through apprenticeship and journeyman through to mastery.

Scrum Master Training Courses

Certified Scrum Master
(CSM)
Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)
Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM)
Leading SAFe – Certified
SAFe Agilist
Certified LeSS Basics
(CLB)

Scrum Master Resources

What are SEUs?

SEUs are Scrum Education Units. They were created by the Scrum Alliance to foster continuous learning and reward Scrum Alliance members with benefits for investing in their self-development and profes…

Should I do the CSM or the CSPO course?

Ideally, you would do both. To summarise, if you have anything to do with product development or product management, then the Certified Scrum Product Owner course would be a great fit for you. If you …

Is there a recommended reading list for Scrum Masters?

There isn’t an official reading list from the Scrum Alliance or Scrum organisation, but I have created a recommended reading list for Scrum Masters at each stage of their career development. Scrum was…

I’m a project manager, is the CSM a good fit for me?

Yes, it is. It can be challenging for project managers though. Why? Because a project manager traditionally thrives within structured and ordered environments. Their training and experience are built …

How do I progress as a Scrum Master?

In the role of a developer, you would progress from a junior developer to a senior developer, and from there onto a role in management. In traditional project management, it is much the same. You woul…

I have experience as a Scrum Master. Do I need to do the CSM before doing the ACSM course?

If certification is important to you, then yes, you will need to do the CSM course before doing the ACSM course. There is nothing preventing you from joining the ACSM course, however, we simply cannot…

Meetup: ‘Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty’ with Tracy Sinclair

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup event hosting Tracy Sinclair – Director at Large on the International Coaching Federation Global Enterprise Board & co-author of ‘Becomi…

Meetup: ‘Agile Skills in a Digital World’ with Lyn & Simon Girvan

Lyn and Simon Girvan discuss Agile skills in a digital world and answer crowdsourced questions on the topic. Key Q&A topics include: • Why is Agile important in a digital world? • Businesses have…

Meetup: ‘Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ with Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! – Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman What changed in 2020? Well, pretty much everything! We went in to the office, stayed at home, struggled at the home-…

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

by Roman Pichler Comprehensive and insightful, this book will enable you to make the right strategic decisions in today’s dynamic digital age. Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style, Strategize …

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

by Jeff Patton User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help …

Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play

by Luke Hohmann In this book you’ll learn what each game will accomplish, why it works, and how to play it with customers. Then, Hohmann shows how to integrate the results into your product developmen…

Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love

by Roman Pichler In this book, leading Scrum consultant Roman Pichler uses real-world examples to demonstrate how product owners can create successful products with Scrum. He describes a broad range o…

User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development

by Mike Cohn You’ll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You’ll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can’t speak with your users. T…

Improv-ing Agile Teams: Using Constraints To Unlock Creativity

by Paul Goddard Inside, you’ll find over 50 techniques and improv games tailored for agile teams, complete with step-by-step instructions. These games are based on five different principles of i…

What are SEUs?

SEUs are Scrum Education Units. They were created by the Scrum Alliance to foster continuous learning and reward Scrum Alliance members with benefits for investing in their self-development and profes…

Should I do the CSM or the CSPO course?

Ideally, you would do both. To summarise, if you have anything to do with product development or product management, then the Certified Scrum Product Owner course would be a great fit for you. If you …

Is there a recommended reading list for Scrum Masters?

There isn’t an official reading list from the Scrum Alliance or Scrum organisation, but I have created a recommended reading list for Scrum Masters at each stage of their career development. Scrum was…

I’m a project manager, is the CSM a good fit for me?

Yes, it is. It can be challenging for project managers though. Why? Because a project manager traditionally thrives within structured and ordered environments. Their training and experience are built …

How do I progress as a Scrum Master?

In the role of a developer, you would progress from a junior developer to a senior developer, and from there onto a role in management. In traditional project management, it is much the same. You woul…

I have experience as a Scrum Master. Do I need to do the CSM before doing the ACSM course?

If certification is important to you, then yes, you will need to do the CSM course before doing the ACSM course. There is nothing preventing you from joining the ACSM course, however, we simply cannot…