At One80 Training, we believe in the Scrum and Scrum@Scale frameworks to assist teams to work together more efficiently and as an excellent tool to begin learning the Agile methodology for working in teams. Scrum is a highly adaptable framework ideal for many different types of industries. The Scrum process comprises Sprints, which focuses the teams on time-boxed goals on enhancing feedback loops. A Scrum Master is responsible for monitoring and guiding the sprints to completion. They assign work and ensure all team members understand what they are responsible for and when it needs to be completed. Scrum Masters lead daily meetings and regularly check in with the team.

There remains a debate on whether team members need to be Registered Scrum Masters (RSM) or if it is adequate to be Certified Scrum Masters (CSM). There are four main reasons we endorse Registered Scrum Master in our workshops as opposed to a Certified Scrum Master; let’s look at the reasons below.

1. The co-founder of Scrum endorses a Registered Scrum Master (RSM):

The only Scrum Master credential program created and endorsed by Dr. Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and creator of Scrum@Scale. It is a highly regarded program that sets apart team leaders as these credentials automatically add credibility and demonstrate expertise to any potential employer. Going beyond the basics, this curriculum focuses on increased productivity and deliverables and how to cultivate a healthy work environment.

2. Registered Scrum Master (RSM) has roots in Lean and focuses on removing waste:

One of the focuses of the Registered Scrum Master training is learning how the Scrum Framework helps deliver quality results quicker while cutting costs and how to leverage lean principles to identify waste. Additionally, the RSM training does not focus solely on the traditional industries that use Scrum but prioritizes how to implement Scrum techniques differently in different sectors. RSM creates a versatile skillset that is valuable across industries.

3. Registered Scrum Master (RSM) teaches the ten patterns of hyper-productive teams:

Authored by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, Neil Harrison, and Joel Riddle, “Teams that Finish Early Accelerate Faster: A Pattern Language for High Performing Scrum Teams” is the basis for RSM training when it comes to the ten patterns of hyper-productive teams. This training and the other real-world case studies in the curriculum set the RSM program apart.

4. Registered Scrum Master (RSM) requires the trainer to be re-endorsed every year:

Unlike the Certified Scrum Masters (CSM) and other Scrum Master trainer certifications, your trainer must be re-certified as a Scrum Trainer and Scrum@Scale Trainer annually by taking a renewal exam, co-teaching with another trainers, and submitting a case study. In a world and system that is constantly evolving, this ensures that anyone who carries the training credentials demonstrates their commitment to Agile Methodologies and can best serve teams and organizations.

In the end, we endorse the Registered Scrum Master training and certification program because it is proven to be the best when it comes to real-world application and experience.

Contact Us to Pursue Registered Scrum Master Training and Certification
We would love to help you and your team to pursue your Registered Scrum Master certification. If you want to discuss setting up a workshop for you and your team, contact us to schedule a free training consultation.