Scrum.org Launches Global Professional Training Network
Improving Consistency of Scrum Training Around the World by Connecting Training Companies with Premium Training from the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Community
Agile Dev East Orlando – November 15, 2016 – Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification, assessments and community, today announced its new Professional Training Network (PTN). The network consists of a group of organizations officially recognized as providers of Scrum.org training. PTN members leverage the Scrum.org premium brand, courses, and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) community to provide a superior learning experience to their customers.
“It is estimated that over 90 percent of organizations that are using agile methods to deliver software use Scrum today and that number keeps growing. However, we continue to see inconsistent teaching of the Scrum Framework, causing teams to struggle with the concepts as they learn from different teachers or companies,” said Dave West, CEO, Scrum.org. “That is why the more than 160 Scrum.org PSTs all use the same materials and go through extensive training and testing before they can be licensed to teach our courses. Now, through the new Professional Training Network, companies can offer Scrum.org best-in-class training courses through their own in-house PSTs or by working directly with PSTs globally to ensure that clients receive consistent, high quality Scrum training.”
To become a recognized member of the Scrum.org PTN program, companies must have active PSTs on staff or contract with existing PSTs. The PTN member must also adhere to a code of conduct which Scrum.org has put in place to ensure that students are receiving only the highest quality training experience.
By offering Scrum.org courses, PTN members will now be able to provide training to their clients, including preparing participants for the industry-recognized Professional Scrum certification. Each Scrum.org course includes one attempt at the assessment, and those who score 85 percent or better pass and receive certification.
Initial PTN members at launch include: AFI Expertise, Agile Socks, Agility in Mind, Agilix, Assurity, Cardinal Solutions, Effective Agile, Gunther Verheyen, Improving, Jeronimo Palacios, Naked Agility, Peter Gotz, Madison Henry, Prodyna, QAgile, Smooth Apps, and The Scrum Master.co.uk.
“Aligning with Scrum.org as a part of the Professional Training Network is extremely important to us. As part of our training and consulting engagements, we want to ensure that the Scrum framework is used consistently across our clients,” said Don McGreal, VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises. “The Scrum.org Professional brand is recognized as the most comprehensive and well-respected agile training and certification in the industry. By joining the PTN we know that we have access to the highest quality course materials and trainers so that we don’t have to worry about what they will be teaching or how well they know the subject; Scrum.org has done that for us.”
- Organizations interested in joining the network can visit here
- Trainers looking to learn more about becoming a PST can visit here
Based on the principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software delivery. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organizations to achieve agility through Scrum. Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, founded Scrum.org in 2009 as a global organization, dedicating himself to improving the profession of software delivery by reducing the gaps so the work and work products are dependable.
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