Foundational and Advanced Certifications - Path to Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP®)
Kaizenko offers Scrum classes leading to Scrum Alliance® foundational and advanced certifications. The Scrum Alliance’s progressive course model offers a staged, two-year journey that allows participants to choose an educational track between ScrumMaster, Product Owner or Developer. The model combines progressive in class training with work experience to help participants improve core Scrum knowledge, build skill sets, and acquire the necessary tools to evolve as Agile practitioners, from Scrum foundations to advanced practice to Certified Scrum Professional.
For those just starting on their Agile journey, the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) class is a good place to start. The CSM is a foundational class suitable for all team members including developers, analysts, engineers, designers, project managers, product managers, and functional managers. The CSM covers Agile values and Agile principles, the fundamentals of Scrum, the intricacies of the Scrum framework, Scrum roles and responsibilities, and the keys to a successful Scrum implementation.
From there, Product Owners and business analysts can take classes on the Scrum Product Owner track (CSPO® to CSP®-PO), programmers can take classes on the Scrum Developer track (CSD® to CSP®-D) and ScrumMasters and coaches can take classes on the ScrumMaster track (CSM to CSP®-SM). More details about each certification below:
Certified ScrumMaster®: The CSM covers Agile values and Agile principles, the fundamentals of Scrum, the intricacies of the Scrum framework, Scrum roles and responsibilities, and the keys to a successful Scrum implementation. No prerequisites. Suitable for all team members and managers.
Certified Scrum Product Owner®: The CSPO covers the Agile values and Agile principles, the fundamentals of the Product Owner role, developing a roadmap and release plan, building and managing product backlogs, and working with customers and stakeholders.. No prerequisites, though a CSM is recommended. Suitable for Product Owners and business analysts.
Certified Scrum Developer®: The CSD covers the fundamentals of Agile engineering practices and the skills needed to design and build reliable, robust and verifiable systems including Test Driven Development, collective code ownership, automated builds and tests, continuous integration and deployment as well as managing technical debt. CSM is a co-requisite. Suitable for programmers with 2+yrs of coding experience.
Scrum Master Advanced and Professional Certifications
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster: The A-CSM goes beyond the fundamentals of Scrum and provides a deeper understanding of the ScrumMaster role, servant leadership and self-organization; the ScrumMaster’s responsibilities in servicing the Product Owner, the Development team and the organization; as well as advanced facilitation and coaching techniques. Requires CSM + 1 year of experience. Suitable for ScrumMasters and coaches.
Certified Scrum Professional® – ScrumMaster: CSP-SM dives deeper into advanced Lean thinking, team dynamics and effectiveness, conflict resolution, organizational development, and scaling Scrum. Requires A-CSM + 1 year of experience. Suitable for ScrumMasters and coaches.
Product Owner Advanced and Professional Certifications
Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner: The A-CSPO goes beyond the fundamentals of Scrum and provides a deeper understanding of the Product Owner role, stakeholder management and facilitation, product discovery, product strategy, product roadmaps, release management, and advanced product backlog refinement techniques. Requires CSPO + 1 year of experience. Suitable for Product Owners and business analysts.
Certified Scrum Professional® – Product Owner: CSP-PO dives deeper into funding and financing, economics of product development, advanced customer research and product discovery, roadmapping at scale, working with multiple Scrum teams, and product launches. Requires A-CSPO + 1 year of experience. Suitable for Product Owners and business analysts.
Developer Advanced and Professional Certifications
Advanced Certified Scrum Developer: A-CSD coming in 2020
Certified Scrum Professional® – Developer: CSP-D coming in 2020