Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wow.. I have become Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

I have decided to upgrade my present Certified Scrum Master certification to the Certified Scrum Professional level – the highest level offered. Fortunately enough, my company is in the Agile transition journey and i got a chance to read & learn many agile scrum practices which kind of helped me to pass by Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) exam.

I have started preparing 4 weeks before the online test. With $300 at stake, there is no way I want to fail. The CSP handbook gives you a list of reference books. The list being so big, it's sure that Scrum Alliance want to ensure that people just don't prepare only for the exam.

First & foremost thing i did was going through online scrum training material provided by Michael James which also has some interesting quiz questions along the way.

Here's the preparation work:


a. The six-page overview of Scrum at 
b. The four values of the Agile Manifesto at 
c. The twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto at

Second thing i was checking my knowledge by writing scrum open assessment test as many times as possible.

The following are the books I focused.

1. Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum - Must read
2. Agile Estimating and Planning - Must read
3. Agile Software Development with Scrum - Must read
4. Agile Product Management with Scrum
5. Agile Retrospectives
6. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
7. Test Driven Development By Example

The next big milestone is to become an Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) by 2013.