Why bother with CSPO if You're Already a Certified ScrumMaster?


Of all the Agile classes you can take in the world, by far the most popular class is that of
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a certification offered by the Scrum Alliance . That same organization offers another certification course call Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), but in my experience, only about 1 in 20 students end up taking CSPO.  Why the popularity of ScrumMaster over Product Owner? And what exactly is the point of taking a Product Owner course if you are not a Product Owner or if you already have your ScrumMaster credential? 

Having taken both courses, I’ve found them to compliment one another perfectly. A Product Owner class is pretty great and worth the investment (even if you aren’t or ever plan to play the role of Product Owner). Here are two main reasons why.

In Scrum, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster

Agile Scaled: An Introduction

So, you’re doing Scrum. You’re knocking out your sprint plans, grooming your backlog, and killing it in your sprint retro. Many of us have been doing this for awhile - to the point it’s (dare I say it) becoming a bit old school.

In Scrum, SAFe, Scaled Agile Framework, Agile

Don't Make Your Gantt Chart a Can't Chart

Project Management software can be extremely helpful in managing projects and programs across an organization. Unfortunately, most Project Managers create problems for themselves by falling into common traps when using these automated tools. Here, we will cover a few of the most common scheduling problems along with some of my best advice on how to avoid these bad habits, ensuring that your Gantt chart will never turn into a Can’t chart.

In Scrum, Agile, Project Management