Professional Agile Leadership Certification

PAL I

Prove your knowledge of Professional Agile Leadership

The Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate that you are a leader who understands that being Agile adds value to your business; and why leadership understanding, sponsorship, and support of Agile practices are essential to an organization becoming more agile.  Those who pass receive the industry recognized certification as a PAL I from Scrum.org; demonstrating a fundamental level of understanding about how agility adds value to an organization; why leadership support of agile teams is essential to achieving organizational agility; and what leaders can do to support their teams to help them achieve higher performance.

Taking a course is not required. While taking a Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) course is highly recommended, if you feel you already possess a high level of agile leadership skill, along with a solid understanding of Scrum, you have the option to take the PAL I assessment directly.  The assessment covers topics across nine subject areas: Why Scrum, Understanding People & Teams, The Scrum Framework, Scaling, Professional Software Development, Planning & Delivery, Organization, Growing People & Teams, and Agile Product Management.

The assessment is in place to ensure you understand how Scrum Teams can benefit from having a leader reinforce and support agile practices and therefore detailed in its questions and required answers.  Many questions ask the test-taker to think about or interpret how they would handle scenarios and to apply their own experience along with content from the PAL-E course and the PAL subject areas.

Prepare for the Assessment

To prepare we recommend you read this blog about Scrum Values written by Gunther Verheyen, read the Scrum Guide and review the material listed on the Suggested Reading page.

Search the list of existing Professional Scrum certification holders here or see a breakdown on how many people hold certifications.

The cost of PAL I is $200 USD. See more details below.

Professional Agile Leadership Certification Details

Details

When you purchase a password, it is set up in our system and emailed to you within one business day. All Students completing a Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) course are emailed a password upon completion of the course (typically within 3-5 business days).**

Certification

If you pass the PAL I assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PAL I" certification, along with a PAL I logo that you can use to identify your achievement. In addition, your name will be listed on Scrum.org.

Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on an online assessment. This gives Scrum.org certification teeth and ensures that it has true value in the marketplace.

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