About the Course

As a CSP-SM®, you are actively working on Organizational Improvement. You are now deeply skilled at building great teams and have built great Scrum Teams as a Scrum Master and emergent leader in your organization. You have encountered numerous challenges to Great Scrum Team development and now want to take your skills to the next level. Courses include:

  • It's the People, Stupid!

    Cynefin and Scrum

    Lean, Agile, and Scrum

    Facilitating Decision-Making


  • Team Effectiveness

    Technical Skills and Capabilities

    From Idea to Strategy to Product

    Starting a New Scrum Team

    Adopting Scrum

  • Scaling (Part 1)

    Scaling (Part 2)


    What's Next?

Learn At Your Own Pace

This On-Demand course means you set your own schedule to learn! Our CSP-SM® course is made up of a series of modules to be completed within one year. Complete scenario-based assignments, study buddy discussion questions, and multiple-choice quizzes to advance to the next module. Students can finish this course in as little as two weeks.

This course is for those with agile experience, and specifically for those that have their Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster® (CSP-SM), from the Scrum Alliance.

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Earn a Certification

Recognized by Scrum Alliance®

Prerequisites: This course is for those with agile experience, and specifically for those that have their Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM), from the Scrum Alliance.

By taking and completing the class, you will receive your Scrum Alliance® CSP-SM® Certification.
Scrum Alliance Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Badge
  • Scrum Mastering I: Facilitating Improvement

    Scrum Mastering II: Building Great Teams

    Scrum Mastering III: Organizational Improvement

  • Product Ownership I: Leading a Team

    Product Ownership II: Making Hard Decisions

    Product Ownership III: Leading Agile Organizations


  • What is included with this course?

    The typical Module includes 20-60 minutes of reading (depending on your reading speed), and a multiple-choice quiz. After you complete these, you need to work with 1-2 StudyBuddies to discuss the module, take a quiz, and do one or more scenario-based exercises. Each module will take 1-3 hours of your time, and will require you to work with StudyBuddies.

  • What are the prerequisites from the CSP-SM® Course?

    You need to hold an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance and have at least 24 months of work experience specific to the role of a Scrum Master within the past five years.

  • What are the requirements to finish my On-Demand CSP-SM® certification?

    Complete 14 Self-Paced Modules with one or more StudyBuddies. Attend 4 Hours of Open Discussion with the trainers.

  • How long does CSP-SM® take to complete?

    You have up to 1 year to complete the course. The average completion time is 2-4 weeks.

  • What is required for the CSP-SM® renewal in 2 years?

    40 SEUs need to be completed in 2 years time and payment fee of $250 to the Scrum Alliance must be made, before the CSP-SM license can be renewed. See the links for more information on Claiming SEUs and you can use 3Back Resources to read our publications and receive SEUs under Category E.

  • Can I get PDUs and SEUs for this class? How many?

    Yes, you will receive 14 Category B PDUs upon completion of the course. As a Registered Education Provider for the Scrum Alliance, our CSP-SM course is worth 14 SEUs as well.

  • What is the 3Back Scrum Leadership Series?

    The Scrum Leadership series develops real skill over the course of several years of study and experience. Real Scrum Leadership can be gained only through the effort of doing real work, with real teams, on real products.

About 3Back

We Make Teams Better

We don’t just talk Agile, we live Agile. Our 3Back Team is a well-formed, Agile team; applying Modern Scrum in our own workplace. From our hands-on support staff to our seasoned consultants and trainers, we bring a real-world appreciation and understanding of your team’s needs.

We are a collection of Certified Trainers and Agile Practitioners, with over 50 years of collective Agile experience and implementation.