Starting in 2018, there’s a new way to earn Certified Scrum Professional recognition.  Rather than simply collect and report SEUs, Scrum practitioners embark on a three-course journey to the CSP rank.  Each role has its own track.

From the Scrum Alliance:

The progressive course model offers a staged, two-year journey that allows participants to choose an educational track that improves core Scrum knowledge, builds skill sets, and provides the necessary tools to evolve as an Agile practitioner, from Scrum foundations to advanced practice.

If you have a current CSP application in progress, you must satisfy eligibility criteria and submit the online application by Dec 31, 2017.

LitheSpeed’s Arlen Bankston will join the Path to CSP® educator group with an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) offering slated for early 2018.  This new course covers these Scrum Alliance Learning Objectives:

  • Facilitate dialogue between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.
  • Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.
  • Help your company adopt Scrum and support executives committed to Agile values.
  • Remove impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.
  • Explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics.
  • Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.
  • Extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.
  • Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert in your company.

When you take an advanced course like the A-CSM, you’ll also receive a 2-year Scrum Alliance membership renewal.

Explore the new Scrum learning journey.


Any questions about the A-CSM or the new CSP journey?  Reach out to info(at)

See sample exercises from Arlen’s A-CSM:


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