The Professional Scrum Competencies has created these Professional Scrum Competencies to help guide an individual’s personal development with Scrum. Building proficiency with Scrum starts with the fundamentals, Understanding and Applying the Scrum Framework, and it is the foundation for personal growth. The competencies and underlying focus areas apply to the Scrum Team (Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Development Team Members) and to other roles in the organization such as Agile Leaders.

Organizations can benefit from the use of a common understanding of the competencies and focus areas that they use to evaluate and balance their team’s proficiencies based on their unique needs.  View how Professional Scrum Training Courses cover the Focus Areas.

Understanding the Competencies

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Understanding and Applying the Scrum Framework


Developing People and Teams


Managing Products with Agility

  • Empiricism

  • Scrum Values

  • Roles

  • Events

  • Artifacts

  • Done

  • Scaling

  • Self-Organizing Teams

  • Facilitation

  • Leadership Styles

  • Coaching & Mentoring

  • Teaching

  • Forecasting & Release Planning

  • Product Vision

  • Product Value

  • Product Backlog Management

  • Business Strategy

  • Stakeholders & Customers


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Developing & Delivering Products Professionally


Evolving the Agile Organization



  • Emergent Software Development

  • Managing Technical Risk

  • Continuous Quality

  • Continuous Integration

  • Continuous Delivery

  • Optimizing Flow


  • Organizational Design & Culture

  • Portfolio Planning

  • Evidence Based Management™ 


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