Why Scrum.org

What Makes Scrum.org Different?

Unlike other training and certification organizations, Scrum.org is focused on improving professionalism in complex product delivery and that drives everything we do. Don't just take our word for it, read what our students have to say.

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Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) bring their own style and experiences with a consistent delivery of Scrum.org training around the world, so you know each course we teach is aligned with Scrum, and all of your teammates are learning from the same message.



Scrum.org has over 340 Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) around the world teaching the same courses and materials. Additionally, our Professional Scrum certifications are globally recognized as the evidence of the highest level of Scrum knowledge.



Scrum.org PSTs are a select group of Scrum experts who go through an extensive set of peer reviews, testing, training, and interviews prior to being accepted as a PST. Each individual PST must be certified and licensed to teach Scrum.org training. All trainers do more than teach, they spend time on Scrum Teams so that they bring experience to their teaching and understand how to deal with situations in the real-world.



Professional Scrum Trainers bring current agile practices and real-world Scrum experience to the classroom, as PSTs spend a significant amount of their time working on projects. All PSTs must stay up-to-date through annual face-to-face trainer meetings and support of the community.



All training materials are collaboratively maintained and improved by our community of Scrum experts and our founder Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum.



To receive Professional Scrum certification, you need to prove your knowledge, understanding and ability to apply Scrum in the real-world. That is why we have decoupled our certification assessments from our training. Although each Scrum.org training class includes a free attempt at a Scrum.org assessment, you still need to prove your knowledge by passing the assessment test with a score of 85% or better to receive the associated Professional certification.



Scrum.org training classes focus on delivering value and all exercises are designed around how a Scrum Team works to deliver that value.



Once you receive a Professional Scrum certification by passing the assessment, you keep that certification and remain listed on our website as being a Professional forever. You do not need to retest as you have already proved your knowledge, nor do you need to pay additional money to retain that certification.   


Competency Model Based

Each of the Scrum.org courses and broader role-based learning areas are based on a validated and proven competency model. Each competency has a set of Focus Areas that are used to drive an individuals learning and course material creation. View the competencies.


Our Course Steward Model

Each Scrum.org course is assigned 2 stewards. The stewards are ultimately responsible for collecting input on the course materials, both those that exist and potentially additions to be made, review that input with the community along with Ken Schwaber and provide updates as required. 

Each course is stored in GitHub, allowing version control, feedback mechanisms, distribution and much more, not unlike the code that Scrum Teams deliver for their products. Through GitHub capabilities, a PST can submit feedback on course materials, its delivery content, speaker notes, exercises, and much more. With over 305 PSTs around the world teaching Scrum.org materials, that provides a fantastic number of people to provide excellent feedback to improve the content and quality of the courseware.