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Agile Leader Learning Path

Delivering products is complex work and for more than 20 years, people have been using Scrum to do so; leaders are increasingly focused on how they can help their organizations become more agile

The learning path is organized by a set of Professional Scrum Competencies which each contain a number of focus areas. Resources are laid out in a prescribed order, however it is your journey, so follow in the best way that helps you learn.

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