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:

SIX INTERACTIVE E-LEARNING MODULES:

READING:
a. The six-page overview of Scrum at http://ScrumReferenceCard.com 
b. The four values of the Agile Manifesto at http://AgileManifesto.org 
c. The twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto at http://AgileManifesto.org/principles.html

Second thing i was checking my knowledge by writing scrum open assessment test as many times as possible. http://scrum.org/Assessments/Scrum-Open-Assessment

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.

Thanks

8 comments:

  1. This is really a BIG milestone to become a Certified Scrum Coach by 2013. What's the plan an how are you moving towards your goal?

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  2. Yes, its its true that it may not be all that easy to reach that milestone lIlya Pavlichenk.

    I am trying to engage with couple of clients to see how i can help to adapt scrum (that's bare minimum requirement) and i will still try my best to reach my milestone by this year end. By chance if i miss it out 2014 will be the year to achieve this. Thanks

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  3. Thanks a lot for your valuable sharing. This will help me a lot as I am also going to appear for CSP.
    Wish you best of luck for your next milestone CSC. I will try to follow your path.

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    1. Good luck to you Anil Mishra.... As long as your understand the fundamentals and have good work experience then i am pretty sure you can become an CSP.

      All the best to you

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  4. Hi Anand , I have completed my CSM recently adn My Goal is to be Scrum Certified Trainer , Do you think should I be doing Certified Scrum Professional certification ..?

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  5. I really impressed and enjoy reading Scrum Master certification to the Certified Scrum Professions very clear information.Thanks for posting like this.Good job!Scrum Master Certified Exam

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  6. @ Anand ... I am a Scrum Master for almost 4 years now on multiple Projects and want to grow .... I am thinking about CSP ... Is that a right path ? Eventually I am interested in CSC ... Kindly share and Advise !

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  7. Certifications will definitely increase the salary significantly. For project management professionals, I would suggest them to attend any genuine agile scrum certification courses (eg. Scrum Master Certification). If not anything, at least it will give a boost to your career and salary.

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