Get Noticed with your Scrum Digital Badge


As a professional, it is important that you have the ability to convey all of the effort and time that went into attaining your certification as well as effectively communicate the validated competencies that you can contribute to your organization. Digital badges can help!

Engagement and Adult Learners


Students show that they are engaged in their learning behaviorally, cognitively, and emotionally. This blog post gives a few strategies and tips to help you engage with your adult learners.

Reflective Teaching


As an instructor, it is always nice to see how much your students got out of your course and lesson. This student feedback helps us as instructors to inspect and see what worked and what didn’t. It allows us to adapt to the student’s needs and learning styles which in return only makes us better educators. This blog post gives examples of how to get student feedback at the end of a class or course to reflect on your teaching and how your students are learning from your instruction.

New Trainer and Coach Announcement - November 2018


Introducing new Trainers, Coaches, and Educators for October-November 2018.

Standard Setting Meeting


The end is near! No, no, this isn't an apocalyptic post. Just the opposite! This blog post details what happened during the last meeting before the new CSM test is launched. Another group of volunteer subject matter experts from the Scrum Alliance community met in Denver to determine the passing score for the new CSM test.

Item Review Meeting


The Item Review meeting involved 10 subject matter experts (SMEs) from the Scrum Alliance community. Their goal? Review over 480 questions that will be on the CSM® and CSPO® tests!

New Trainer and Coach Announcement - September 2018


Announcing new CSTs, CECs, CTCs, and Educators for June-August 2018. 

Scrum Coaching Retreat London: Incredible Synergy from Agilists Around the Globe


Coaching Advisory Team (CAT) members Stacey Louie and Rachele Maurer attended the Scrum Coaching Retreat London for the first time this summer. Also attending from the CAT were Meghan Robinson, Shannon Carter, and Erika Massie from the Scrum Alliance® staff, along with Mark Summers, also of the CAT. Here’s what happened.

Item Writing Meeting


Scrum Alliance staff and a Prometric test developer assisted subject matter experts (SMEs) in writing exam items during a three day meeting in Denver. Through a series of participatory activities, workshop members learned how to develop a variety of quality items that test important concepts and meet testing specifications. 

Test Specifications


After analyzing the data from the job task analysis survey a representative from Prometric and a group of subject matter experts (SMEs) coordinate the development of the test specifications, or exam blueprint.

Job Analysis Survey


We at Scrum Alliance® wanted to make sure that all individuals with our certifications are able to have a voice when it comes to reshaping the CSM® and CSPO® exams. This blog post discusses the Job Analysis survey, which identified the necessary knowledge and cognitive skills to be tested as the last step in earning the CSM or CSPO certifications. The results of this job analysis will enable us to keep pace with the changing landscape of Scrum and to uphold the high standards of knowledge and understanding of Scrum required to become a CSM or CSPO.

Introducing the Coaching Advisory Team (CAT)


In this post, we'll be introducing the new Coaching Advisory Team (CAT), who is working to explore the following question: How can Scrum Alliance better support our coaching community?  Over the next year, the CAT will be working together to help support Agile coaches through a variety of products and services. 

Job Analysis for the CSM and CSPO


In this post, we’ll be discussing the 1st step of the test development process, the Job Analysis, for the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) and Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) certifications. Ultimately, the test development process involves 3-5 meetings, each ranging from 1-3 days, with around 12 subject matter experts (SMEs) from the global Scrum community. These other meetings will be covered in future blog posts.