Scrum practitioners come in many forms, leading to a maze of acronyms. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.  (Descriptions from ScrumAlliance)

CSM: Certified Scrum Master.  A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use SCR20146-Seals-Final-CSMScrum, increasing the likelihood of the project’s overall success.

CSD: Certified Scrum Developer. Certified Scrum Developers have demonstrated through SCR20146-Seals-Final-CSDa combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that they have a working understanding of Scrum principles and have learned specialized Agile engineering skills.

SCR20146-Seals-Final-CSPO (1)CSPO: Certified Scrum Product Owner. Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team.

SCR20146-Seals-Final-CSPCSP: Certified Scrum Professional. Certified Scrum Professionals have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum. CSPs challenge their Scrum teams to improve the way Scrum and other Agile methods are implemented for every project. If you are an active CSM, CSPO, or CSD who has reached that next level of experience and expertise in the art of Scrum, elevate your career even further by earning the CSP credential.

SCR20146-Seals-Final-CSCCSC: Certified Scrum Coaches are experts in Scrum — in both theory and practice. They have in-depth understanding of the practices and principles of Scrum and real-world experience in actual Scrum organizations. CSCs successfully guide organizations through the challenges of Scrum adoption.

SCR20146-Seals-Final-CSTCST: Certified Scrum Trainer: The CST® certification has always been and remains a rigorous certification. Scrum Alliance® strives to make the CST application process fair and thorough. The objective measures taken ensure that the trainers selected will be excellent ambassadors for Scrum and Scrum Alliance.

Bonus Agile Acronyms:

SAFe: Scaled Agile Framework.

LeSS: Large-Scale Scrum.

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