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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)
On-Demand Scrum Master
Preparation Exams
On-Demand Introduction
to Coaching
Leading SAFe –
Certified SAFe Agilist
Certified LeSS Basics
(CLB)

Scrum Master Resources

I’ve just qualified as a scrum master and our team are going to do scrum. What do I do?

I’ve just qualified as a scrum master and our team are going to do scrum. What do I do? Congra…

What does a scrum master do if the team simply can’t get the job done?

What does a scrum master do if the team simply can’t get the job done? It depends on what we m…

How does a scrum master create and nurture motivation in a scrum team?

How does a scrum master create and nurture motivation in a scrum team? I’m not sure if scrum masters…

What is your favourite scrum event and why?

What is your favourite scrum event and why? If you know me at all, it’s the sprint retrospective. I …

Can you walk us through the 2nd Agile principle and why it is so important?

Can you walk us through the 2nd Agile principle and why it is so important? Let’s start off by expla…

How does a Scrum Master heal a toxic team environment?

How does a Scrum Master heal a toxic team environment? The short answer is that they don’t. Yes, the…

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…

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 w…

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 p…

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 de…

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’l…

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 tea…

What are SEUs?

SEUs are Scrum Education Units. They were created by the Scrum Alliance to foster continuous learnin…

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 pro…

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 creat…

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 tradit…

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 fr…

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 …

Meetup: ‘Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty’ with Tracy Sinclair

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup event hosting Tracy Sinclair – Director …

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 th…

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 …

If you are preparing to take your Scrum Master exam, or looking to test your Scrum knowledge, this free on-demand course is perfect for you.

Assess your performance as a Scrum Master to establish a clear understanding of your skillset, enabling focus for professional development.

I’ve just qualified as a scrum master and our team are going to do scrum. What do I do?

I’ve just qualified as a scrum master and our team are going to do scrum. What do I do? Congra…

What does a scrum master do if the team simply can’t get the job done?

What does a scrum master do if the team simply can’t get the job done? It depends on what we m…

How does a scrum master create and nurture motivation in a scrum team?

How does a scrum master create and nurture motivation in a scrum team? I’m not sure if scrum masters…

What is your favourite scrum event and why?

What is your favourite scrum event and why? If you know me at all, it’s the sprint retrospective. I …

Can you walk us through the 2nd Agile principle and why it is so important?

Can you walk us through the 2nd Agile principle and why it is so important? Let’s start off by expla…

How does a Scrum Master heal a toxic team environment?

How does a Scrum Master heal a toxic team environment? The short answer is that they don’t. Yes, the…