[ { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "History and Evolution", "Learning Topic Url": "history-and-evolution", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Scrum is Simple, Just Use It As Is", "Description": "In this blog, co-creator of Scrum Ken Schwaber discusses how Scrum is a mindset, an approach to turning complex, chaotic problems into something that can be used. He discusses the beginning of Scrum and its evolution.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-simple-just-use-it" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "History and Evolution", "Learning Topic Url": "history-and-evolution", "Type": "Video", "Title": "The Beginning of Scrum", "Description": "Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum talks about why he, Jeff Sutherland and others started to use the techniques that are known as Scrum today. He looks at some of those early years of trial and error and learning what worked and what didn't.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/beginning-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "History and Evolution", "Learning Topic Url": "history-and-evolution", "Type": "Article", "Title": "The New New Product Development Game", "Description": "This article in the Harvard Business Review became the basis for what has become Scrum. Learn why it takes more than the accepted basics of high quality, low cost, and differentiation to excel in today’s competitive market.", "URL": "https://hbr.org/1986/01/the-new-new-product-development-game" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "History and Evolution", "Learning Topic Url": "history-and-evolution", "Type": "Video", "Title": "A New Approach was Needed and is Here to Stay", "Description": "Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about the start of Scrum and Agile, why they were needed and why they are still relevant today.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/new-approach-was-needed-and-here-stay" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "History and Evolution", "Learning Topic Url": "history-and-evolution", "Type": "Article", "Title": "Q and A with Ken Schwaber", "Description": "Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber is interviewed about how Scrum has become by far the most influential and pervasive framework for delivering Agile projects,", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/qa-ken-schwaber" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "History and Evolution", "Learning Topic Url": "history-and-evolution", "Type": "Webinar", "Title": "What is Scrum: An Introduction to the Scrum Framework", "Description": "In this webinar, we provide an overview of the Scrum framework, discuss how Scrum enables agility and ways that empiricism can empower the teams that use it.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-scrum-introduction-scrum-framework" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Professionalism", "Learning Topic Url": "professionalism", "Type": "Video", "Title": "The Importance of Professionalism", "Description": "This video raises some concerns when it comes to professionalism in the delivery of software and what you might look for to improve that professionalism at the team and organizational levels.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/importance-professionalism" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Professionalism", "Learning Topic Url": "professionalism", "Type": "Podcast", "Title": "Craftsmanship, the Future of Scrum and Improving the Profession of Software Delivery", "Description": "In this podcast David West, CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org talks about the history of Scrum, the importance of empiricism and improving the profession of software delivery.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/craftsmanship-future-scrum-and-improving-profession-software-delivery" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Professionalism", "Learning Topic Url": "professionalism", "Type": "Podcast", "Title": "Practicing Scrum is Not Enough, the Other Critical Scrum Team Ingredient", "Description": "This podcast discusses why getting a team to learn and practice Scrum is not enough and why having the team feel ownership over the product they are developing needs to be part of the plan.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/practicing-scrum-not-enough-other-critical-scrum-team-ingredient" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Professionalism", "Learning Topic Url": "professionalism", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Professionalism is More Important than Regulation", "Description": "Professionalism calls for ethical behavior that go far beyond regulation. This article looks at the role that professionalism and regulation play in agile software delivery.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/professionalism-more-important-regulation" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Agility", "Learning Topic Url": "agility", "Type": "Document", "Title": "The Agile Manifesto", "Description": "Created by 17 visionaries in 2001, the Agile Manifesto was developed to look at the core principles and values for Agile software development", "URL": "http://agilemanifesto.org" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Agility", "Learning Topic Url": "agility", "Type": "Document", "Title": "The Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto", "Description": "Created by 17 visionaries in 2001, the Agile Manifesto was developed to look at the core principles and values for Agile software development. This article looks at those principles.", "URL": "http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Agility", "Learning Topic Url": "agility", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Line Management is Not \"Agile", "Description": "Read four case studies of line management observed with real agile teams; some effective and some problematic. Hopefully this should help you to consider how to make your own HR practices supportive of great software product delivery.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/line-management-not-agile" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Agility", "Learning Topic Url": "agility", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "What's Driving Your Need for Agility?", "Description": "This blog looks at an exercise that can be used to help focus on things we can change, or at least situations to seek out or avoid, to help focus change efforts", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/whats-driving-your-need-agility" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Agility", "Learning Topic Url": "agility", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Accelerate! The Evolution of the 21st Century Organization", "Description": "This video talks about how it is clear that the speed of the world is increasing and that change is happening much faster than many organizations can respond, but what can we do to help.", "URL": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc7EVXnF2aI" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Agility", "Learning Topic Url": "agility", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Twenty Top Fails in Executive Agile Leadership", "Description": "This blog post discusses why the mind is often preset with what it wants to see and how it impacts our thinking. It goes on to look at 20 top fails from executive agile leadership.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/twenty-top-fails-executive-agile-leadership" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Empiricism", "Learning Topic Url": "empiricism", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "The Three Pillars of Empiricism", "Description": "This blog looks at the 3 pillar (Inspection, Adaption and Transparency) and how they are applied in Scrum.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/three-pillars-empiricism-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Empiricism", "Learning Topic Url": "empiricism", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Empiricism is an Essential Element of Scrum", "Description": "This video describes empiricism, how it is used and why it is so critical when practicing Scrum.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/empiricism-essential-element-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Empiricism", "Learning Topic Url": "empiricism", "Type": "White Paper", "Title": "Empirical Management Explored", "Description": "Scrum.org, which has Scrum as its DNA and empiricism as a guiding principle, provides guidance for ‘Evidence-Based Management’ for software organizations.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/empirical-management-explored" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Empiricism", "Learning Topic Url": "empiricism", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Culture Change, An Important Ingredient for Organizational Change", "Description": "This blog looks at why agile organizations need to promote a new organizational culture of openness, transparency, respect for people, constant learning, improving, and constant adaptation.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/culture-change-important-ingredient-organizational-agility" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Empiricism", "Learning Topic Url": "empiricism", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "The Agile Trojan Horse Covert Appetizers for Agile Discovery Part 1: Empiricism", "Description": "This blog looks at ways to convert a desire to “be agile” into a learning experience to improve agility over time.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/agile-trojan-horse-covert-appetizers-agile-discovery-part-1-empiricism" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Empiricism", "Learning Topic Url": "empiricism", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Agile is Constant Change", "Description": "This blog looks at ways to keep change going and how to move forward when stuck.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/agile-constant-change" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Values", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-values", "Type": "Poster", "Title": "The Scrum Values", "Description": "This poster displays the Scrum Values", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/scrum-values-poster" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Values", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-values", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Updates to the Scrum Guide: The 5 Scrum Values Take Center Stage", "Description": "This blog reviews the addition of the Scrum Values to the Scrum Guide and why it is so important.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/5-scrum-values-take-center-stage" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Values", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-values", "Type": "Case Study", "Title": "Intralinks Case Study: Scrum Reboot, This Time with the Values", "Description": "This paper looks at why Intralinks failed at their first attempt at “agility” and how they rebooted to success.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/intralinks-case-study-scrum-reboot-time-values" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Values", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-values", "Type": "Webinar", "Title": "Multicultural Scrum: The Impact of Culture on Living the Scrum Values", "Description": "In today’s global economy, many Scrum teams will have members from different cultural backgrounds and locations making things challenging. This webinar looks at ways to deal with cultural differences within the team.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/multicultural-scrum-impact-culture-living-scrum-values" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Values", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-values", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Visualizing Scrum Values", "Description": "This blog looks at an exercise to help measure one’s demonstration of the Scrum Values.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/visualising-scrum-values" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Values", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-values", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "4 Ways to Coach with the Scrum Values", "Description": "The Scrum values help guide us in how we are working as a collaborative team and how we are enabling the benefits of empiricism. Read how to use the values to guide your thinking as a coach.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/4-ways-coach-scrum-values" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Complexity", "Learning Topic Url": "complexity", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Understanding Complexity", "Description": "This blog explores the Cynefin model for understanding complexity", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/understanding-complexity" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Complexity", "Learning Topic Url": "complexity", "Type": "Video", "Title": "An Introduction to the Cynefin Model", "Description": "This video takes takes you through the Cynefin model that used to determine the how to approach problems from simple to complex.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/introduction-cynefin-model" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Complexity", "Learning Topic Url": "complexity", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Scrum, Complexity and Universal Truths", "Description": "Scrum is a framework, not a methodology. One team may need to work differently than another and that is why it is based in a way that makes it flexible. This blog looks at the complexity of implementing Scrum and how to avoid it.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-complexity-and-universal-truths" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Complexity", "Learning Topic Url": "complexity", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "5 Common Planning Mistakes", "Description": "Here are five common mistakes we make, and some ideas to consider that will make planning more valuable.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/5-common-planning-mistakes" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Complexity", "Learning Topic Url": "complexity", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Scrum And Stance Requires Thought and Discipline", "Description": "Moving from “but” to “and” helps conversations and improvements happen. This article looks at how to move an organization from saying “Scrum but” to “Scrum and”.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrumand-stance-requires-thought-and-discipline-0" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Complexity", "Learning Topic Url": "complexity", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "The #1 Challenge with Agile Projects", "Description": "Doing some Agile practices mechanically isn't enough. Agile projects will only become successful when the values and principles are truly embraced and put into practice.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/1-challenge-agile-projects" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Roles", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-roles", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "A Day in the Life of a Scrum Master", "Description": "People new to Scrum often wonder what a Scrum Master is actually doing during the day. This article uses different sources to answer the question and describe a day in the life of a Scrum Master.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/day-life-scrum-master" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Roles", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-roles", "Type": "Video", "Title": "What a Product Owner Should Be", "Description": "This video discusses what the role of a Product Owner looks like, traits that they should have and those that may get in the way.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-product-owner-should-be" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Roles", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-roles", "Type": "Video", "Title": "The Role of the Product Owner", "Description": "This video raises the question, what is the role of a Product Owner and answers the question by looking at what set of skills should they have, what they should do vs. delegate and why they have the ultimate accountability.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/role-product-owner" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Roles", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-roles", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Why a Scrum Master Should Not Have Other Roles", "Description": "This video discusses why having a Scrum Master also hold other roles on the Scrum Team is not a good idea and how it can cause conflicts of interest resulting in negative team impact.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/why-scrum-master-should-not-have-other-roles" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Roles", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-roles", "Type": "Video", "Title": "What Does it Mean to be a Professional Scrum Developer?", "Description": "In this video, hear from some of the Professional Scrum Developer trainers and their thoughts on what it means to be a Professional Scrum Developer.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-does-it-mean-be-professional-scrum-developer" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Roles", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-roles", "Type": "Webinar", "Title": "The Truth About Job Titles in Scrum", "Description": "In this talk Dave West, CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org talks about the roles of Scrum and how the three roles relate to your existing job titles. He describes the future of work in the context of an agile delivery model and their implications.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/truth-about-job-titles-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Events", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-events", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "A Typical Sprint Play-by-Play", "Description": "In this introductory-level article we look at the mechanics of a Sprint, and at how team members are expected to collaborate in order to produce a release-quality increment.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/typical-sprint-play-play" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Events", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-events", "Type": "Video", "Title": "The Daily Scrum is NOT a Status Meeting", "Description": "This video explores the myth that a Daily Scrum is a status meeting. Through her discussion, she dives into several areas as to why the Daily Scrum is much more than a status meeting and how they differ.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/daily-scrum-not-status-meeting" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Events", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-events", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Effective Sprint Planning", "Description": "This video reviews how Sprint Planning sessions can focus on how the Development Team works with the Product Owner to understand what is in the Product Backlog and how they populate the Sprint Backlog.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/effective-sprint-planning" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Events", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-events", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Planning in Scrum", "Description": "This video demonstrates why planning in Scrum is important and does occur despite the myth that many have heard where agile does not use plans. The presenter discusses several events where planning takes place and how they play a part in Scrum.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/planning-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Events", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-events", "Type": "Video", "Title": "What is a Sprint Review", "Description": "This video describes the Sprint Review and tips for how to organize and run a Sprint Review, engage stakeholders and focus on inspection and adaption.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-sprint-review" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Events", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-events", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Why You Need a Retrospective Every Sprint", "Description": "This video uses a football analogy to help a Scrum Team understand the importance of a Sprint Retrospective and what it requires for teams to be professional.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/why-you-need-retrospective-every-sprint" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Artifacts", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-artifacts", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "What is a Product Backlog for, anyway?", "Description": "Scrum requires a Product Backlog and a Product Owner to account for the value of product increments. For as long as a product exists, a Product Backlog will exist to describe the work which ought to be done.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/what-product-backlog-anyway" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Artifacts", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-artifacts", "Type": "Video", "Title": "The Importance of Product Backlog Transparency", "Description": "This video describes the Product Backlog and the need to ensure that it is transparent to the entire Scrum Team.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/importance-product-backlog-transparency" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Artifacts", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-artifacts", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Myth: The Sprint Backlog can't change during the Sprint", "Description": "In this blog post, we describe the myth that the Sprint Backlog is fixed during the Sprint. We'll bust this myth by offering the perspective from the Scrum Guide and describing the difference between forecast and commitment.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/myth-2-sprint-backlog-cant-change-during-sprint" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Artifacts", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-artifacts", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Scrum Myth: The Sprint Backlog is a Commitment", "Description": "This blog looks at the Myth that has grown around the Sprint Backlog being a commitment of the work that will be delivered in the Sprint.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-myth-sprint-backlog-commitment" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Artifacts", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-artifacts", "Type": "Video", "Title": "What it Means to Have a Done Increment", "Description": "This video discusses what it means to have a \"Done\" Increment addressing the importance of \"Done\", how you can have multiple Increments within a Sprint and the impact that getting to \"Done\" has on the Scrum Team.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-it-means-have-done-increment" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Scrum Artifacts", "Learning Topic Url": "scrum-artifacts", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Myth: In Scrum, releases are done only at the end of the Sprint", "Description": "This post discusses the myth that Scrum Teams at best release working software at the end of a sprint, constraining teams that are capable of releasing faster.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/myth-3-scrum-releases-are-done-only-end-sprint" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Sprint Goal", "Learning Topic Url": "sprint-goal", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Scrum Master Studio Series - Sprint Goal", "Description": "The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of Product Backlog. It provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment” - The “Why” creates a compelling goal,", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-master-studio-series-frame-2-sprint-goal" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Sprint Goal", "Learning Topic Url": "sprint-goal", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Scrum from the Trenches - the Sprint Goal", "Description": "This article looks at the Sprint Goal, why it is important and ways to overcome challenges with implementing and managing Sprint Goals.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-trenches-sprint-goal" }, { "Competency": "Understanding and Applying Scrum", "Competency Url": "understanding-and-applying-scrum", "Learning Topic": "Sprint Goal", "Learning Topic Url": "sprint-goal", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Release Planning and Predictable Delivery", "Description": "Without a regular cadence of delivery of working software any belief that you will get working software is misguided at best. 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Unfold open conversations and sift ideas and solutions in rapid fashion. Your Scrum events (and other meetings, events, workshops) will never be the same!", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/powerful-technique-improve-your-scrum-events" }, { "Competency": "Developing People and Teams", "Competency Url": "developing-people-and-teams", "Learning Topic": "Facilitating", "Learning Topic Url": "facilitating", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "The 2 Best Scrum Masters I Ever Worked With - The Master Of Coaching And Facilitation", "Description": "Here is a story about working with Scrum Masters (good and bad) over the years.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/2-best-scrum-masters-i-ever-worked-master-coaching-and-facilitation" }, { "Competency": "Developing People and Teams", "Competency Url": "developing-people-and-teams", "Learning Topic": "Leadership Styles", "Learning Topic Url": "leadership-styles", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Leading High Performing Teams", "Description": "Learn some of the striking consistencies across a wide range of different industries of high-performing teams, and how leaders help shape them.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/leading-high-performing-teams" }, { "Competency": "Developing People and Teams", "Competency Url": "developing-people-and-teams", "Learning Topic": "Leadership Styles", "Learning Topic Url": "leadership-styles", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "The 28 Characteristics of a Great Scrum Master", "Description": "The role of a Scrum Master is one of many stances and diversity. Learn about them when and how to apply them, depending on situation and context.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/28-characteristics-great-scrum-master" }, { "Competency": "Developing People and Teams", "Competency Url": "developing-people-and-teams", "Learning Topic": "Leadership Styles", "Learning Topic Url": "leadership-styles", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "What is Servant Leadership", "Description": "Here are a few simple guidelines when teaching about Scrum Master as servant-leader and ones that Scrum Masters can use themselves.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/what-servant-leadership" }, { "Competency": "Developing People and Teams", "Competency Url": "developing-people-and-teams", "Learning Topic": "Leadership Styles", "Learning Topic Url": "leadership-styles", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "In Search of a Servant Leader", "Description": "A simple example of a servant-leader", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/search-servant-leader" }, { "Competency": "Developing People and Teams", "Competency Url": "developing-people-and-teams", "Learning Topic": "Leadership Styles", "Learning Topic Url": "leadership-styles", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "5 Agile Leadership-tips for creating mature Scrum Teams", "Description": "What can you do as a Leader to help your Scrum Teams to become mature? 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How we delivered value in 7 days", "Description": "This video gives viewers insight into a Scrum Team at a bank from their beginning from why Scrum was adopted, how they built out their vision and honed in on value.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/scrum-adoption-story-how-we-delivered-value-7-days" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Product Value", "Learning Topic Url": "product-value", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Plan Driven vs. Value Driven Development", "Description": "This video discusses the difference between having your entire schedule created at the beginning of a project vs defining the plans on a Sprint by Sprint basis.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/plan-driven-vs-value-driven-development" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Forecasting and Release Planning", "Learning Topic Url": "forecasting-and-release-planning", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Faking It: Estimates and Metrics in Scrum", "Description": "Find out how to avoid getting caught in the metrics and estimates trap.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/faking-it-estimates-and-metrics-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Forecasting and Release Planning", "Learning Topic Url": "forecasting-and-release-planning", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Myth: Story Points are Required in Scrum", "Description": "This article busts the myth that Scrum requires work to be estimated in Story Points.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/myth-9-story-points-are-required-scrum" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Forecasting and Release Planning", "Learning Topic Url": "forecasting-and-release-planning", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Tips for Agile Product Roadmaps and Product Roadmap Examples", "Description": "Get guidance from product roadmap experience and examples of what to do and what to avoid.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/tips-agile-product-roadmaps-product-roadmap-examples" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Forecasting and Release Planning", "Learning Topic Url": "forecasting-and-release-planning", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Release Planning and Predictable Delivery", "Description": "Without a regular cadence of delivery of working software any belief that you will get working software is misguided at best. Professional Development Teams create working software.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/release-planning-and-predictable-delivery" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Forecasting and Release Planning", "Learning Topic Url": "forecasting-and-release-planning", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Small Batch Delivery and Big Batch Finance: How to Speak the Language of Forecasting", "Description": "Learn examples on how to discuss forecasting with people outside of the Scrum Team.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/small-batch-delivery-big-batch-finance-how-speak-language-forecasting" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Forecasting and Release Planning", "Learning Topic Url": "forecasting-and-release-planning", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Myth: There is No Planning in Scrum", "Description": "Bust the 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done as one or more required ‘meetings’ that must be attended by everyone in the team.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/myth-14-refinement-required-meeting-entire-scrum-team" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Product Backlog Management", "Learning Topic Url": "product-backlog-management", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Limiting Work in Progress (WIP) in Scrum with Kanban", "Description": "Understand why limiting Work in Progress aims to reduce and stabilize Work in Progress.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/limiting-work-progress-wip-scrum-kanban-what-when-who-how" }, { "Competency": "Managing Products with Agility", "Competency Url": "managing-products-with-agility", "Learning Topic": "Product Backlog Management", "Learning Topic Url": "product-backlog-management", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "If your Backlog is Not Refined then you are Doing it Wrong", "Description": "Learn 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to ensure that it is transparent to the entire Scrum Team.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/importance-product-backlog-transparency" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Technical Debt", "Learning Topic Url": "technical-debt", "Type": "Video", "Title": "Slaying Technical Debt", "Description": "This video discusses the concept of Technical Debt and ideas on how to work to remove it.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/slaying-technical-debt" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Technical Debt", "Learning Topic Url": "technical-debt", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Making Tech Debt Visible", "Description": "How to persuade your stakeholders that time improving the product behind the scenes will increase productivity, sustainability, 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"https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/product-backlog-and-technical-debt" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Emergent Architecture", "Learning Topic Url": "emergent-architecture", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "Getting To Done: Balancing Emergence and Delivery", "Description": "Understand how to respond to change and allow emergence while still delivering something of value that works.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/getting-done-balancing-emergence-and-delivery" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Emergent Architecture", "Learning Topic Url": "emergent-architecture", "Type": "Case Study", "Title": "Scaling Scrum at Thales with Emergent Innovation", "Description": "Learn how Thales scaled Scrum across teams to work better together and deliver more value to their customers.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/scaling-scrum-thales-emergent-innovation" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Emergent Architecture", "Learning Topic Url": "emergent-architecture", "Type": "Webcast", "Title": "Dispelling the Myth that Scrum Teams Don't Think About Architecture", "Description": "Watch this webinar as the presenters address concerns about architecture when delivering software using Scrum.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/dispelling-myth-scrum-teams-dont-think-about-architecture" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Emergent Architecture", "Learning Topic Url": "emergent-architecture", "Type": "Video", "Title": "The Importance of Vertically Slicing 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What's in a Name?", "Description": "Understand how Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD) agile practices can be used in Scrum.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/atdd-bdd-tdd-whats-name" }, { "Competency": "Developing and Delivering Products Professionally", "Competency Url": "developing-and-delivering-products-professionally", "Learning Topic": "Quality", "Learning Topic Url": "quality", "Type": "Blog", "Title": "A Better Way than Staggered Iterations for Delivery", "Description": "Learn a better way than staggered iterations for delivery that will keep you on the path to agility.", "URL": "https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/better-way-staggered-iterations-delivery" } ]

Scrum Master Learning Path (preview)

As described in the Scrum Guide, the Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum. Scrum Masters do this by helping everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values. This Scrum Master learning path provides a structured guide to help you continue learning on your journey to better understand and master the role.

The learning path is organized by a set of 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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