What is a Developer in Scrum?

Learn About the Role of the Scrum Developer

As described in the Scrum Guide, Developers are the people in the Scrum Team that are committed to creating any aspect of a usable Increment each Sprint.

The specific skills needed by the Developers are often broad and will vary with the domain of work. However, the Developers are always accountable for:

  • Creating a plan for the Sprint, the Sprint Backlog;
  • Instilling quality by adhering to a Definition of Done;
  • Adapting their plan each day toward the Sprint Goal; and,
  • Holding each other accountable as professionals.

Developer Learning Path

Already part of a Development Team or ready to start your journey?  Visit our Developer Learning Path to take a guided tour through suggested resources for continued learning for Developers or search all Developer related resources.

Development Team Member Training

  • The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a 2-day hands on course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises. During the exercises, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They experience first-hand how the Scrum framework improves their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods.
  • The Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) course is a 3- day course that teaches all members of the Scrum Team how to deliver quality software using the Scrum framework. Students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They collaborate to deliver a realistic software system applying modern Agile and DevOps practices, and using the Scrum framework to manage the complexity of software development.

Professional Scrum Developer Certification

  • The Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate their knowledge of how to build complex software products using Scrum. Those that pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSD Certification to demonstrate their mastery of the content.
  • The Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment proves that those who pass understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and how to apply Scrum in Scrum Teams.  PSM I holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum