CSM Practice Exam: Update for 2020

Frequently, learners in our Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses have questions about the CSM exam: How do I prepare? So, we set out to create a practice test, written by actual Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs), with current content, which helps you gauge your readiness for the exam.

February 17th, 2020|Training|

CSM Practice Exam

Instructions: read each question carefully and select the response that is MOST correct.  You have thirty minutes to complete this assessment.  If you do not achieve a passing score on your first attempt, you will have one opportunity to try again. Loading...

February 8th, 2020|

Product Scorecard KPI Examples

What do you use for a dashboard or scorecard? Do you have one slide that paints the overall product picture for your executive team? You can use our planning canvas tool as a product scorecard. Put one or two key elements in each area to show the status of your product.   On the left side, you would state your business goals and market focus; these would likely come from your business canvas or business ...
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April 4th, 2021|Frameworks, Product|

Why We Created a Scrum Product Owner Exam

For many years, our Certified Scrum Product Owner students have asked why the Scrum Alliance does not offer an assessment for students completing their CSPO courses. This post explains why there is no exam today and the steps we took to create an exam that students can use to assess their knowledge.

August 11th, 2020|News, Training|

Product Owner Exam

Why We Created a Scrum Product Owner Exam Students in our Certified Scrum Product Owner courses often ask us why there is no exam requirement to become certified by the Scrum Alliance. We have some theories, but ultimately we decided the marketplace needed a free, independent self-assessment for Product Owners — even if there is no official requirement. So, to be clear, this Scrum Product Owner Exam is not required to become a Certified ...
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August 10th, 2020|

CSM Resources

Congratulations on your completion of the Certified ScrumMaster course!  This page provides some of the resources discussed in class for your ongoing use on your Scrum journey. ScrumMaster resources ScrumMaster Checklist! I also recommend the Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making I find The Oz Principle immensely valuable as a leader seeking individual and group accountability.  I hope you do, too. The ScrumMaster is an agent of change in organizations.  This is hard, really hard.  While ...
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December 5th, 2019|

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM)

ADVANCED CERTIFIED SCRUMMASTER (A‑CSM) On-demand access for 12 months Regular feedback and advice from our instructors 15 video lessons 13+ downloadable workbooks 12+ facilitation tools 50+ instructor-led coaching circles per year COURSE SUMMARY Our Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course — part of the first Scrum Alliance-approved online program for advanced Scrum training — was designed by the trainers who wrote the certification standard. This rigorous course was built for ScrumMasters looking to ...
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October 30th, 2019|

User Story Examples: Getting the Requirements Right

For Agile teams, the biggest area of friction for agile teams is agreement on what constitutes a story. Product managers and product owners try to write market requirements in the form of a story when many developers really want product specifications.It seems so simple. Product managers and product owner write user stories; developers break them into tasks and develop the feature. But the difficulty facing many agile teams today is what, exactly, is a user ...
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February 28th, 2013|Process, Product|
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