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Is it just me, or does anyone else hate the advice offered by ScrumStudy

Last post 05:11 pm September 18, 2023 by Helma van Oosterum
8 replies
08:09 pm June 23, 2018

I began following Kanban, Lean, and Scrum on LinkedIn a while ago, now I get posts from ScrumStudy in my feed.

The first thing I noticed, the same article is published by different people over and over again, giving credit to the people publishing it (seems a shady practice).

The second thing I noticed, the advice seems really bad. Is it just me, or do they seem to have really bad advice on how to implement Scrum?

And third, some of the articles seem like they were written by computer programs. 5 years ago I got curious about a service offered on Fiverr. For 5 bucks this guy would give you 25 articles written on whatever you want. I paid for it out of curiosity when I learned how he did it. He had purchased an application that wrote it for him, and I wanted to know how it looked. It was really badly written. I am certainly no world class author, but this bad by my standards. ScrumStudy's posts remind me of these articles, and I am wondering if a human is actually writing them.

09:49 pm June 23, 2018

I also had them in my feed, and many showed a lack of understanding of Scrum, so I was posting comments, challenging the views expressed.

Once I noticed the duplicate postings and articles that ended abruptly, I got the impression they just want to put out any content.

It's predominately rubbish, so I unfollowed the source that was putting those articles into my feed.

10:15 pm June 23, 2018

I started doing that, commenting on some of their statements. I have largely given up. It isn't getting anywhere and I even wonder if there is a real person behind the account that is posting.

02:18 pm June 25, 2018

I started doing that, commenting on some of their statements. I have largely given up

Best :) Not worth it. there are better platforms to spend your time on 

02:50 pm June 25, 2018

ScrumStudy are the authors of the SBOK (Scrum Body Of Knowledge), which morph's the 16-page Scrum Guide into a 300+ page prescriptive methodology that doesn't resemble Scrum anymore.

Despite their self-promoting claims, I would avoid them at all costs.


07:16 pm February 16, 2021


I recently obtained the scrum master certification that was recommended to me in my company, but the other day talking with a professional colleague from another company recommended me to do the certification so I have registered to learn by reading on the forum before opinions. I have leaked the name of my certification and I have come to this post. Personally, I did like the course and certification that I did, but I think this can also complement my training. What do you think? Thanks a lot!

02:28 pm March 4, 2021

They are the authors of the SBOK which has little in common with the Scrum Guide or let's say with Scrum as we know it. Just for theory, their approach could even work, but I am not really interested to figure this out as long as they call it Scrum. Which is not a trademark, but still, if you are an honest person you do not call a scrambled egg a sausage.

11:31 am August 7, 2023

Just for the reference Scrum guide IS a copyrighted material, and Scrum is a trademark as stated here.

So by calling their absolutely unrelated methodology(not framework like real one) "Scrum" the creators of SBOK and Scrum Study are actually violating the laws.

The copyright and trademark holders don't want to start a litigation about this, but this is another matter.


03:52 pm September 18, 2023

Apparently, according to ScrumStudy, SoSoS is a thing. (Scrum of Scrums of Scrums)

Isn't this the same as Nexus? 


I think I will stick with for my accreditation. 

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