It’s a new year and many people are making all kinds of resolutions. These include personal development, obtaining certifications to advance in their current job or to land a new job. The Business Insider article from last year boats: “15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary”
It is worth noting that the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential from the Scrum Alliance is the only Agile or Scrum certification that is recognized in the survey. The survey notes that CSMs are getting starting salaries of around $119K.
There’s no doubt about it, Agile and Scrum have moved into the mainstream. Many organizations want to get in on “certification” offering all kinds of course that use the words Scrum and Certified if varying combinations in their name. Many of these organizations simply do not possess the knowledge or the actual experience that Scrum Alliance trainers do in order to deliver a quality program.
No other Agile or Scrum certification appears in the Business Insider’s list. In looking at other salary surveys, their mission is to try to list all similar positions and provide the information. Project Management credentials appear in some of those surveys yet no other Agile or Scrum certifications do.
What does this mean for you? If you have been waiting to get your CSM, there’s no better time like 2015! Collaborative Leadership Team’s CSM courses are held in convenient locations that cater to working professionals and also offer real world case studies, local instructors, access to local networks and a free study guide for the exam.