The First Steps to Take to Become a Scrum Master

Scrum Master job is a hot topic these days. More and more companies are looking for a Scrum Master. 

Not just any Scrum Master, but a great one. It is a perfect moment to use this opportunity to gain more experience in the field. The tricky thing is, there is no “Scrum Master academy” that can quickly kick start you in this career. Especially, if you are switching from a completely different field.

If you are looking into opportunities to transition into a Scrum Master role and do not know where to start and where to get the experience you need, you should watch today’s video.

I will be guiding you through the four steps that helped me gain the necessary experience and jump into the role.

Don’t get too excited though: it’s NOT a step-by-step magic guide that will immediately make you a kickass Scrum Master. There is a still a lot of legwork you need to do on your own. It will give you the right direction to get started (ノ ̄ー ̄)ノ

As one of the steps mentioned, getting certified is a good place to start for a number of reasons: 

  • It will give you the foundational knowledge in the subject;
  • It will make your resume more attractice;
  • It will introduce you to the Agile community.

Recently I share some personal tips on how to prepare for your PSM certification exam, and I encourage you to check it out. 

There is no one-size-fits all solution, only some practices that helped in a certain situation. The more we know what worked and what didn’t, the more we will be able to help each other. So share your experiences by leaving a comment below.

What steps have you taken to become a Scrum Master?
What helped you along the way?

If you are looking for some additional advice on how to land you first Scrum Master job, you should check out Mike Cohn blog post exactly about this topic.

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Hi, my name is Daria Bagina. I’m a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and a practicing Scrum Master. I help teams and organizations to get the most out of the Scrum and Agile implementation by sharing my personal stories and practical advice.

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