Learn one of the most popular agile
methodologies, Scrum. With Scrum Study, you make project management adaptive,
iterative, fast, flexible and deliver
significant value quickly to your customers. Scrum
ensures your project transparency in communication and creates an
environment of collective accountability and continuous
progress. Your Scrum Study Certification supports your product and
service development in all types of industries and in
any type of project, irrespective of its complexity.
Scrum trains you to use cross-functional, self-organized, and empowered teams
to divide work into short, concentrated work
cycles called Sprints.
Traditional project management emphasizes conducting detailed upfront planning for the project
with a focus on fixing the scope, cost, and schedule -
and then managing those parameters. Whereas, Scrum
encourages data-based, iterative decision making with
the primary focus on delivering products that satisfy
To deliver the greatest amount of value in the
shortest amount of time, with Scrum, you prioritize and
Time-box task over fixing the scope, cost, and schedule
of a project. Scrum features self-organization, which
allows team individuals who actually do the work
to estimate and take ownership of the tasks.
The Scrum principles provide you the core guidelines for
applying the Scrum framework used in all Scrum projects. They are non-negotiable and
must be applied as specified in the SBOK™. When you keep the
principles intact and apply them appropriately, they instill
confidence in the Scrum framework with regard to
attaining the objectives of the project.
Each of the below certification courses includes the SBOK Guide. The SBOK™ Guide
helps you implement Scrum for project management and needed improvements to
It draws upon from thousands of
projects across a variety of organizations and
industries. It ncludes the contributions of many Scrum
Study experts and project management practitioners.
Fully Accredited by ScrumStudy, Global
Accreditation Body for Scrum and Agile
PMI PDU units can be used for Project
Management recertification units or other fields.
Includes the digital copy of SBOK Guide
Includes a mobile phone app for taking and
studying the course remotely
Includes progress checking, which shows where you
left off and percent finish for each chapter.
Personal Metrics for each chapter based on
quizzes to show your strength and weaknesses
Scrum Fundamentals Certified
(SFC) course helps anyone interested to know
more about Scrum; learn about key concepts in Scrum as
defined in the SBOK™ Guide; and get a
understanding of how Scrum framework works in delivering
successful projects. Passing f the 'Scrum Fundamentals
Certified' exam confirms you have basic understanding of
the Scrum framework.
Scrum Developer Certified (SDC) is
an entry level certification for Scrum Team members and
those who interact with any Scrum Team. This
certification ensures that Scrum Team members know
enough about Scrum to effectively contribute to a Scrum
Scrum Master Certified (SMC)
professionals are facilitators who ensures and provides
the Scrum Team with an environment conducive to
completing the project successfully. The Scrum Master
guides, facilitates, and teaches Scrum practices to
everyone involved in the project. They clear impediments for
the team; and, ensures the team follows Scrum Study
Scrum Agile Master Certified(SAMC) appreciate the concepts of Agile
development and have the ability to compare and choose
the Agile methodology appropriate in a given situation.
Rapid changes in technology, market demands, and
expectations paved the way for the conceptualization and
implementation of Agile methods and values in many
organizations. Agile relies on adaptive planning and
iterative development and delivery. It focuses primarily
on the value of people in getting the job done
Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)
represents the interests of the stakeholder community to
the Scrum Team. The Product Owner ensures clear
communication of product or service functionality
requirements to the Scrum Team, defining Acceptance
Criteria, and ensuring those criteria are met. The
Product Owner must always maintain a dual view. He or
she must understand and support the needs and interests
of all stakeholders, while also understanding the needs
and workings of the Scrum Team.
Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge
We include this book with all the above
The Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™
Guide) provides guidelines for the successful
implementation of Scrum—the most popular Agile product
development and project delivery methodology. Scrum, as
defined in the SBOK™ Guide, applies to the following...
Portfolios, programs, and/or projects in any
Products, services, or any other results to be
delivered to stakeholders
Projects of any size or complexity
The SBOK™ Guide can be used as a reference and
knowledge guide by both experienced Scrum study and other
product and service development practitioners, as well
as by individuals with no prior experience or knowledge
of Scrum or other project delivery methodology.
Describes the purpose and framework of the SBOK™
Guide and provides an introduction to the key concepts
of Scrum. It contains a summary of Scrum principles,
Scrum aspects and Scrum processes.
Expands on the six Scrum study principles which forms the
foundation for the Scrum framework.
Chapters 3 through 7
Elaborates on the five Scrum study aspects that must be
addressed throughout any project: organization, business
justification, quality, change, and risk.
Chapters 8 through 12
Covers the 19 Scrum study processes involved in carrying
out a Scrum project. These processes are part of the 5
Scrum phases: Initiate; Plan and Estimate; Implement;
Review and Retrospect; and Release. These phases
describe in detail the associated inputs and outputs of
each process, as well as the various tools that may be
used in each.
Scrum Study Increases ROI
One of the key characteristics of any project is the
uncertainty of results or outcomes. The team cannot
guarantee project success at completion, irrespective of
the size or complexity of a project. Considering this
uncertainty of achieving success, the team needs
to start delivering results as early in the project as
possible. This early delivery of results, and thereby
value, provides an opportunity for reinvestment and
proves the worth of the project to interested
stakeholders. It is important to:
Understand what adds value to customers and
users and to prioritize these high-value
Decrease uncertainty and constantly address
risks that can potentially decrease value if they
materialize. Also work closely with project
stakeholders showing them product increments at the
end of each Sprint, enabling effective management of
Create deliverables based on the priorities
determined by producing potentially shippable
product increments during each Sprint so the
customers realize value early in in the project.
In Scrum study projects, the team ranks User Stories in
order of priority. This effective method determines the
desired User Stories for each iteration or release of
the product or service. The team creates a simple,
single list with the goal of prioritizing features,
rather than being distracted by multiple prioritization
This simple list also provides a basis for
incorporating changes and identified risks when
necessary. Each change or identified risk can be
inserted in the list based on its priority relative to
the other User Stories in the list. Typically, new
changes will be included at the expense of features that
have been assigned a lower priority.
The team also defines the Minimum Marketable Features
(MMF), so that the first release or iteration happens as
early as possible, leading to increased ROI.
Scrum vs. Traditional Project
The following table summarizes many of the
differences between Scrum and traditional project
ScrumStudy Vs. Other Certification Bodies
There are three organizations
that issue Scrum certifications, and each certifies /
qualifies instructors to prepare candidates for their
particular certification exams. They are Scrum.org,
Scrum Alliance, and SCRUMStudy.
Each has its own designation for
approved instructors / trainers. For example, CST is the
designation from Scrum Alliance. All three organizations
base their exams on the same basic Scrum principles and
concepts, and thus are all comparable, and show that
those holding the certifications (Scrum Master, Product
Owner, etc.) have met basically the same requirements
for knowledge and competency relative to Scrum.
Certifications from all three
organizations are valid. They are all generally
accepted as validating the knowledge and understanding
of Scrum principles at a certain level.
ScrumStudy goes further than the
others in providing students with information and
reference materials that guide in the actual
implementation of Scrum. The other two Scrum
certification programs miss this.
Scrum study practitioners tend to have
a lot of difficulty finding any real standardized
information / reference materials on HOW to implement
Scrum in organizations. Sure, knowing the terms,
concepts, etc. and understanding the key Scrum study principles are great, but you need to know HOW to make
this work in projects, where to start, what areas you
should focus on, etc.
In asking those aligned with
either Scrum.org or Scrum Alliance for more reference
materials, you would be directed to a very small book
(about 20 pages or so), which they seem to believe tells
you everything you need to know to be able to fully
implement Scrum. Based on our experience most people
don’t find it all that useful.
In addition, we provide
significant information on three key subjects that the
others don’t to any real degree.
Scrum can be used in areas /
projects other than just technology (historically,
the focus has been in the technology arena)
Scrum can be implemented in
very large-scale projects and initiatives, and we
provide some formalized guidance and frameworks on
how to accomplish this.
We provide a free on-line
course that includes high-quality videos, an
illustrative case study, phone apps and a free
download of A Guide to the Scrum Body of
Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) with each certification
voucher which complements your learning in a class.