Ideally, you would do both.
To summarise, if you have anything to do with product development or product management, then the Certified Scrum Product Owner course would be a great fit for you.
If you are interested in learning how Scrum works and how the Scrum framework enables teams to solve complex problems and create innovative new products and services, then the Certified Scrum Master course is a great fit for you.
One course teaches you how to become a Scrum Master whilst the other teaches you how to become a Product Owner within a scrum team.
Becoming a great Scrum Master
If you are looking to become a great scrum master, you are going to need to learn how to coach and support the Product Owner in their role.
You will be working with both the development team as well as the Product Owner to create an environment where people can excel.
For that reason, we recommend that Scrum Masters also do the Certified Scrum Product Owner course to have a better understanding of the product owner role and to understand the challenges that a product owner will encounter.
Becoming a great Product Owner
If you are looking to become a great product owner, we would recommend that you also do the Certified Scrum Master course in order to broaden your understanding of scrum and how scrum teams excel.
The Certified Scrum Master course will give you a solid introduction to Scrum as well as Agile ways of working and help you to understand how to get the most out of a scrum team.
You will be working with Scrum Masters a great deal to help the team solve complex problems and create products and services that have never been created before. Knowing their role and the challenges they face will help you become a more effective product owner.
Frequently Asked Scrum Master Questions
- What is Scrum?
- What is a Scrum Team?
- Do Scrum Masters work outside of Software environments?
- Do I need project management experience to become a Scrum Master?
- How does a Scrum Master differ from a Project Manager?
- Is the Scrum Master a member of the development team?
- What is the difference between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner?
- What is the Agile Manifesto?
- What are 3 traits of a good Scrum Master?
- Are there different levels of seniority amongst Scrum Masters?
- Can you create a Scrum environment in a company that isn’t Agile?
- Do I need to be a developer to be a Scrum Master for a software development team?
- How will I know if a Scrum Master role is a good fit for me?
- Must you be an expert in Scrum to become a Scrum Master?
- What are career opportunities for a Scrum Master?
- What do Scrum Masters do?
- What is a daily scrum and do Scrum Masters lead them?
Frequently asked Training and Certification questions
- Do you get course materials and textbooks on the CSM course?
- How well does a CSM course prepare you to be a Scrum Master?
- How well recognised and respected is the Certified Scrum Master course?
- What do I need to know before signing up on the CSM course?
- What is a Certified Scrum Master?
- What is a good certification path for a Scrum Master?
- What will you learn on a CSM course?
- Will I be able to lead a scrum team after doing a CSM course?
- Are there different Scrum Master certifications and how do they differ?
- Do companies invest in CSM courses or is it predominantly individuals?
- How long is the CSM course and how is it configured?
- Is the CSM course theoretical or practical?
- Is there an alumni group for CSM graduates?
- Is there an exam I need to pass to become a Certified Scrum Master?
- What can I do with a CSM credential?
- What is my earning potential as a Certified Scrum Master?
- Can a Scrum Master also be a line manager?
- I have experience as a Scrum Master, do I still need to do the CSM to do the ACSM?
- How do you progress as a Scrum Master?
- I am a project manager, is the CSM a good fit for me?
- Is there a recommended reading list for Scrum Masters?
- Should I do the CSM or the CSPO course?
- What are SEUs?