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Getting Started with Scrum

If you are new to Scrum or need a refresher, here are some resources to help you get started.

Scrum is defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland and is maintained independently of any company. The Scrum Guide is translated and available in over 30 languages.
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If you are just getting started, think of Scrum as a way to get work done as a team in small pieces at a time, with experimentation and feedback loops along the way. This learning series explores the pieces that make up the Scrum Framework.
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To be effective with Scrum requires something more than just following the mechanics and fundamentals of the framework, this requires mindset techniques for ways of working and thinking, and an environment that supports it including trust. 


Embarking on a journey as a Scrum Master is a challenging and rewarding endeavor. As you step into this accountability within a Scrum Team, you'll find yourself at the crossroads of collaboration, leadership, and continuous improvement - a position that is necessary to deliver value effectively. ...
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Web Page 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.



Deepen your Scrum Knowledge

These learning series have been created by to bring together relevant writings, resources and more to help you grow your knowledge and understanding of Scrum on specific key topics. They will guide you on different skills and techniques that you may find valuable as you keep learning.

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The ways that leaders present themselves and interact with their colleagues can either support agility, or defeat it. Learn the difference between leaders and managers and the traits of an agile leadership style. Explore why we speak more about agile leadership and not servant leadership.
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The best way to support a team working on complex problems is to give them the space to determine how to do their work, rather than directing them. Learn about self-managing teams and their characteristics. Explore some myths and misunderstandings about self-management.
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Facilitation can be used to lead people toward agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, ownership and creativity by all involved. Learn about the principles of facilitation, skills and traits of a facilitator, how to facilitate diverse perspectives and explore some facilitation techniques for the Scrum Events.


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Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship in which a mentor provides guidance to a mentee to help the mentee reach their goals. It’s often confused with coaching. Learn why mentoring is beneficial for Scrum Team, mentoring principles, skills and traits of a mentor as well as the traits of a mentee.
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The coach’s job is to be a process expert, enabling those they are coaching to achieve their goals using skills such as developmental conversations, active listening and asking thought-provoking questions. Learn a few of the coaching principles, traits and skills of a coach, and why coaching is beneficial for Scrum Teams.


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Preparing for Certification

These pages have been created to help provide certification test takers with a list of preferred resources to help prepare for their upcoming test.

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Suggested reading for anyone who is taking the Professional Scrum Master level I certification test or just looking to learn more about being a Scrum Master.
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We have gathered content on this page which we suggest you utilize when preparing for the PSM II. These are suggested resources, and you may find additional resources not mentioned on this page helpful, along with the application of your own experience using Scrum.
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An overview of documents and books to help understand the role of the Product Owner organized by assessment categories.
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Resources by Type

People learn in many ways and to help in learning, provides many different types of resources to enable your learning. These are not all of the types, however an example of some of the more popular ones.

Guides contain the definition of the topic being describe. Each element serves a specific purpose that is essential to the overall value and results realized. These guides including the Scrum Guide are created and maintained by Ken Schwaber and others.
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Find the books written and co-authored by Ken Schwaber, our Professional Scrum Trainers and staff to help you learn more about Scrum and Agile.
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This page provides an overview of the case studies available from Case studies demonstrate successful transforming organizations, uses of Scrum, Nexus, Evidence-Based Management and more. Read them to understand where people and teams have struggled and how they have succeeded.
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Free webcast learning opportunities for the Scrum community designed to help those new to Scrum and those with experience learn and improve. You can hear from and ask questions of experts in the Scrum community including Professional Scrum Trainers and many others.
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The Community Podcast features Professional Scrum Trainers and other Scrum Practitioners sharing their stories and experiences to help learn from the experience of others.
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The Blog is made up of a series of articles created by our Professional Scrum Trainer community and the Staff. These articles are meant to help people learn based on real-world experiences and extensive use of Scrum and other Agile practices.
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