Scrum.org and Comparative Agility Offer New Scrum Master Improvement Self-Assessment
New Self-Assessment is Designed to Help Scrum Masters Evaluate and Grow Their Skills
Boston, July 24, 2023 — Scrum.org, the Home of Scrum, today announced at the Agile 2023 Conference that together with Comparative Agility, a leading platform for continuous improvement, that they now offer a Scrum Master Improvement self-assessment. This new, free self-assessment tool allows Scrum Masters to evaluate their skills and assess areas for improvement based on the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Competencies.
“In Scrum, we are constantly inspecting and adapting and always looking for ways to improve,” said Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org. “Scrum Masters are accountable for the Scrum Team’s effectiveness, which requires a wide range of skills that they need to continually tune and develop. We are excited to further help Scrum Masters strive to understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to improve their skills and grow with this new self-assessment in partnership with Comparative Agility.”
This self-assessment guides Scrum Masters through a series of questions about core Scrum Master competencies and based on their answers they receive recommendations for a variety of curated learning resources to help them grow to better support their teams. Once users access the self-assessment, they can continually document and review their progress, revisit it, share it with coaches or managers for further help and compare to others at a global level. The competencies that are evaluated are:
- Understanding and applying the Scrum framework
- Developing people and teams
- Managing products with agility
- Developing and delivering products professionally
- Evolving the agile organization
- Scrum Master Leadership
“As a Professional Scrum Trainer and agile coach, this tool allows me to help Scrum Masters assess their growth and find areas to improve,” said Stephanie Ockerman, Professional Scrum Trainer, Scrum.org. “A major benefit of Comparative Agility is that students can track their progress by taking the assessment multiple times to assess their skills and continue growing as Scrum Masters. This enables Scrum Masters to take ownership of their personal growth journey. They can continue to discover new opportunities to help teams and organizations navigate ever-changing challenges and complexity.”
Comparative Agility is the world's largest agility assessment instrument, fueling data-driven continuous improvement strategies at multiple organizational levels through knowledge and domain-specific intelligence.
“At Comparative Agility, we believe data-driven continuous improvement is critical to achieving business agility,” said Jorgen Hesselberg, Co-Founder, Comparative Agility. “We are proud to be partnering with Scrum.org to launch this new self-assessment to help Scrum Masters improve in their craft. I’m especially excited that the Personal Improvement self-assessment tool is available to everyone for free, showcasing the richness of the Scrum.org resources available to the community and leveling up the role of the Scrum Master in general”.
Anyone can access the Scrum Master Improvement self-assessment through Comparative Agility. As an opportunity to learn more and ask questions, Scrum.org and Comparative Agility are hosting a webcast about this new self-assessment on August 3 at 11:00 AM EDT.
Scrum.org, the Home of Scrum, was founded by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber as a mission-based organization to help people and teams solve complex problems. We do this by enabling people to apply Professional Scrum through hands-on training courses, globally recognized certifications and ongoing learning all based on a common competency model.
Scrum.org supports people wherever they are on their learning journey from beginner to highly experienced practitioner, helping them to grow over time with ongoing learning opportunities and resources. Community members share knowledge and gain new insights from each other leveraging forums, blogs and more.
About Comparative Agility
Comparative Agility is the world's leading platform for agility assessment and data-driven continuous improvement. Our validated assessments created by domain experts enable a direct comparison of your organization's performance with global benchmarks, providing valuable insights for improving where it matters. With over 4 million data points from a network of 150,000+ respondents, Comparative Agility provides organizations and their people with unique insights and domain-specific knowledge, fostering a culture of data-driven continuous improvement.