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Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster Multi-Session (CSP-SM)

Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster represents the culmination of the Path to CSP programme and is the highest-level accreditation that Scrum Alliance offers for Scrum Masters.


The 'Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster' course is delivered 'Live Online' in partnership with Scrum WithStyle.


Registrations for this CSP-SM course close one week prior to the course starting to allow time to complete required pre-work.

Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster represents the culmination of the Path to CSP programme and the highest-level accreditation that Scrum Alliance offers to become a Professional Scrum Master.

Equinox IT working together with Certified Scrum Trainer Rowan Bunning of Scrum WithStyle is delighted to be the first provider in New Zealand to offer the full Path to CSP for Scrum Masters.

Completing the Path to CSP is not just about completing a series of training courses, it is about demonstrating that you are skilled in applying advanced techniques effectively – including in a real work context. CSP-SM is about being a ScrumMaster that can work with the broader organisational system that surrounds their Scrum Team(s). One that is highly skilled and resourceful. A ScrumMaster in which employers and colleagues can be fully confident.

Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) builds on the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course and includes the equivalent of 2 days of in-person or live online training and a further equivalent of 3 days of follow-up cohort learning and assignments over a period of 3 - 5 months.


The ScrumMaster's path to CSP


Advancing as a Scrum Master



Our Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster CSP-SM offering emphasises in-person interaction through a two day class (or multiple short day live online course) plus multiple months of further interaction in a small cohort group. This differs from other offerings which often require calls with North America and Europe during the night in our time-zone.

The accelerated learning techniques employed in the two day in-person class broaden the ScrumMaster’s toolkit with many powerful and relevant but lesser known techniques such as modelling organisational dynamics, organisational change approaches, and psychological blocks to Agile adoption. The training format is also designed to provide insights and further depth in core ScrumMaster skills such as facilitation and coaching with an emphasis on practical considerations and connection to real-world contexts.

Beyond the two day class, participants deepen their learning experience through application of techniques in their workplace and discovering how other ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches applied such techniques in their context. This takes the form of five assignments that each involve presenting results back to a cohort group on video calls at intervals after the training. Group members are encouraged to ask questions and discuss their learnings from these experiences.

Application of key techniques in a real-world work environment and hearing stories from varied contexts provides a highly relevant learning experience that demonstrates deep and thorough fulfilment of the CSP-SM learning objectives.



As a holder of the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster credential, you can expect to:

  • be equipped with additional tools and skills to operate more effectively and confidently – particularly with the broader organisation outside of the Scrum Team;
  • be recognised as one of a small number of Certified Scrum Professionals in the country;
  • advance your career and differentiate yourself further in the job market; and
  • unlock the option to continue progressing into Guide level accreditations such as Certified Team Coach.



This offering is for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Iteration Managers and Delivery Managers with a solid understanding of Scrum and substantial experience working with a Development Team and Product Owner. It is not for people new to Scrum and Agile.



A pre-requisite for enrolling in this learning experience is:

  • a current Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification with Scrum Alliance; and
  • day-to-day involvement with at least one Scrum Team and a mandate to work with the broader organisation that such Scrum Teams interact with.

A pre-requisite for CSP-SM accreditation is:

  • at least 2 years of work experience in a ScrumMaster or closely related role within the last 5 years.

It is not necessary to wait a full 12 months after A-CSM to begin this CSP-SM programme.


Course Content

Note for live online course, the day 1 and day 2 content may be spread over multiple shorter days.

  1. Day 1
    • Team Launch
    • Lean Thinking
    • Advanced Facilitation
    • Training
    • Coaching
    • Service to the Product Owner
  2. Day 2
    • Systems Thinking
    • Organisational Design for Scaling
    • Organisational Change
    • Software Craftsmanship
    • Scrum Mastery
    • Assignment Brief
  3. Post-course Assignments
    • Coaching Agreement Assignment
    • Team Development Assignment
    • Organisational Intervention Assignment
    • Mentoring Assignment
    • Inter-team Collaboration Assignment


Further information

If you have any questions about this CSP-SM course, please see our 'Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster FAQ' page, or contact us.


Your Certified Scrum Trainer - Rowan Bunning

Rowan Bunning, Certified Scrum Trainer, Scrum WithStyle

Rowan is an Australian pioneer of Scrum from technical software development background who has spent 10 years as a software developer, Scrum Master and Product Owner before becoming one of Australia’s first Agile Coaches and Scrum Trainers.

Rowan has trained over 5,000 people in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia making him one of the most experienced Agile trainers in the Australasian region. 

As a Certified Agile Coach in Australia and Europe since 2007, Rowan has a track record of facilitating accelerated Agile and Scrum adoptions including team building, ScrumMaster mentoring, management consulting and cultural change. 

Rowan has coached organisations ranging from start-ups to global brand-name enterprises across the banking, health insurance, real estate, media, food, building security, data security, collection management, content management and video gaming industries as well as the public sector.

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