Friday, September 11, 2009

CSM Test Postponed (again)

I couldn't find anything on the Scrum Alliance News Page, but Boris Gloger posted on twitter that the Scrum Alliance has postponed the introduction of the CSM knowledge test. It seems the Alliance wanted to await localized versions before making the test mandatory.

The certification which really shows demonstrated ability is not the CSM, but the peer-reviewed Certified Scrum Practitioner (journeyman level) and Certified Scrum Coach (mastery level). As I write this there are some 800 or 900 CSPs and only 20 or so CSCs.

If you're looking to show your mastery of Scrum, qualify for one of the higher ratings. And strangely enough, there is no required training beyond the CSM course for either of the certifications. It's about doing, not about sitting in courses...