Europeanscrum.org

Last post 05:56 am January 21, 2016
by Ian Mitchell
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09:39 am January 20, 2016

Hi!

I am just curious if scrum.org is in any way affiliated with the organization europeanscrum.org
Their tests etc, assesments seem to be a carbon-copy of what scrum.org offers.

Any comment from anyone at scrum.org

12:05 pm January 20, 2016

Thank you for your inquiry. Scrum.org and European Scrum are separate organizations with different leadership and missions. Scrum.org is a global organization created in 2009 by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum and co-author of the Scrum Guide. Scrum.org’s assessments, certifications and courseware training materials are also separate and different from those of European Scrum. Scrum.org provides training materials that are highly-tuned and standardized to ensure that all students learn the same core course content from all Professional Scrum Trainers. Our assessments are globally recognized as an industry standard for Professional Scrum Certification.

As a note, if European Scrum, or any other organization were to copy Scrum.org's Professional Scrum assessment and/or courseware content, they would be in breach of our intellectual property.

We hope this information helps to clarify. Enjoy your day and best of luck on your journey with Scrum, Fredrik!

05:56 am January 21, 2016

On the subject of IP, the site appears to be making use of the 12 star European flag, which I believe is the property of the Council of Europe and licensed to the EU and officially sanctioned affiliate bodies (though I may be wrong and I would be happy to be corrected). The site positions itself as "official" and, when I read it, I was surprised that a specific Scrum body might be thus affiliated. I was unable, however, to find any conclusive evidence of such an affiliation, and so the situation confuses me.