Check out this article: http://agile.dzone.com/news/csm-or-pmp-which-cert-earns?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zones%2Fagile+%28Agile+Zone%29
The author, David Bland, claims that a CSM averages a higher salary than a PMP. I can hear the PMPs raising hell. Any idea why the difference? Is the CSM a harder cert to get? Is it supply and demand? Is it experience?
Now, I know we will hear some rhetoric about the PMP is harder to achieve, so it should be worth more. In life, effort does not always result in reward.
IMO, the main reason is supply and demand. Scrum is still a relatively young methodology. While the number of companies adopting Scrum is increasing rapidly, the number of CSMs isn’t growing to keep up with the demand. As Scrum gets rolled out to the rest of the enterprise, the demand will continue to increase.
I retweeted this, but I thought I would make sure that those of you who aren’t following me yet on twitter had a chance to see it as well. Even if you are following me, Twitter is like drinking from a fire-hose sometime.
Here is a copy of my retweet if you are interested: RT @mcottmeyer: CSM or PMP, Which Cert Earns You More Money? http://dlvr.it/RdvZ6 #interestingpost
What do you think? As always, comments are appreciated.
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