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Scrum Mastery Book

This book will teach you the essentials of the Scrum Framework; a framework that is used to create innovative products and services. Scrum is based on a small set of core values, principles, techniques, and practices that collectively form the Scrum Framework.

Scrum is lightweight, simple to understand, and difficult to master. Our book is meticulously designed to provide you with a step-by-step guide to those difficulties while retaining the inherent simplicity of the Scrum Framework.

At the end of the day today, you will have learned everything you need to master the Scrum Framework, and you will be ready to pass the official Scrum Certification Exam.

In the spirit of open-sourced nature of Scrum, we are offering this copyrighted book for free to you and the Scrum community on our website. If you prefer the print version, it is available at Amazon stores worldwide.

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Prove Officially

Our programs are tailored for each major role in today's agile development world.

ISD
International Scrum Developer
(ISD)
$25 USD

Be able to successfully operate in any team that uses Scrum

Once you complete this program, you will acquire necessary skills to understand the fundamentals of the Scrum Framework and your specific role in. You will also learn about the core values, principles and practices of Scrum which is a stepping stone if you choose to become a ISM or ISPO later in your career.

Recommended for all developers and team members.

ISM
International Scrum Master
(ISM)
$45 USD

Enable your Scrum Team to realize its full potential.

Once you complete this program, you will acquire necessary skills to run your Scrum Team using the Agile/Scrum Framework that is a simple set of core values, principles and practices. You will also learn about team roles, events, artifacts, rules, and how to apply them in your daily job.

Recommended for all project managers and team leaders.

ISPO
International Scrum Product Owner
(ISPO)
$75 USD

Direct what will be developed, shape the future of the product.

Once you complete this program, you will be the single authority deciding which features to build and the order in which the to build them. You will also learn how to communicate to all key participants and stakeholders a clear vision of what the team is trying to achieve. Furthermore, you will be responsible and accountable for the overall success of the final product.

Recommended for anyone who will assume product level responsibility.

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Did You Know?

Average salary of an Agile project manager in USA is $90,337 per year. (Source: Glassdoor)
Average salary of an Agile software developer in USA is $103,588 for males and $94,157 for females. (Source: Payscale)
71% of all organizations use Agile approaches. (Source: PMI)

Latest News

Jon Fincher Shares Thoughts on Importance of People (Jon Fincher on 3/22/19)

As geek as you may be, you will achieve only as much as your team allows you. This is why it is important to build or join a great team and rely on them to multiply your productivity. Jon Fincher, former Senior Program Manager at Microsoft shares his thoughts on importance of teams even if you are a force of nature as an individual contributor.

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Video: James Rodrigues Explains Why Shooting for Stars is Not Necessarily a Good Idea (James Rodrigues on 3/16/19)

I have seen time and again that managers want to land a rocket on the moon so they ask the team to reach the stars while thinking that this will at least reach the moon. It is a wrong way of managing people and makes them feel overwhelmed and you may find that what reaches the moon sucks.

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Announcing our latest partnership in Peru! Offering in-class training in Miraflores! (on 3/6/19)

International Scrum Assembly™ formed a partnership with SolutionsData in Miraflores, Peru. Richard Aquije Rivera, founder of SolutionsData (http://solutionsdataconsultores.com) and a successful entrepreneur with 24 years of experience, has partnered up with International Scrum Assembly™ to teach SCRUM to Peruvians! He is an accredited SCRUM trainer and he offers one-on-one as well as group training on site. Contact info: +051 9867-73519 or tallerscrum@solutionsdataconsultores.com. Hurry up, limited availability!

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Daniel Knott, renowned agile blogger, features International Scrum Assembly as the "right choice"! (on 2/6/19)

Daniel (@dnlkntt | LinkedIn) said:

There is an organization called International Scrum Assembly that provides free online SCRUM training. They put a lot of effort into their training material so that you can learn the core of SCRUM quickly at the convenience of your home. 

Read the full post on Daniel's blog: https://adventuresinqa.com/2019/02/06/scrum-for-companies/

Did You Know?

76% of the CEOs planning to use Agile over the next three years. (Source: KPMG)
93% of communications service providers use Agile project management methodologies. (Source: Gartner)
Agile projects are 28% more successful than traditional projects. (Source: PwC)

Empower Yourself

Build

Scrum is how software is built today.

Learn principles and dynamics of modern teams by mastering Scrum Framework and how to apply it in your daily job (or interviews) with our free book.

Function

Scrum is needed to function in an agile environment.

Acquire essential skills to effectively operate in a diverse Scrum Team and work with other stakeholders such as Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner.

Prove

Employers look for proof.

Prove your competency in core Scrum principles with your official certificate.

Communicate

Scrum is the universal language of tech companies.

Learn the common language that decision makers (e.g. Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Executive, Team Manager, etc.) speak.

Be Relevant

Best new grads are equipped with Scrum skills.

Get your own certificate now to catch up with the competition. Prevent yourself from being caught in the wrong side of "right sizing".

Be Noticed

Hiring managers spend less than 10 seconds on each resume.

Build your resume and attract attention of thousands of successful tech companies worldwide by hitting their specific search filters for scrum certification.

Scrum is the international language of project management adopted by all successful tech companies. We teach you how to use this common language proficiently in the convenience of your own home and at your own pace!

We are on a mission

We are on a Mission

Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, came up with an aphorism: “All the best games are easy to learn and difficult to master.

Take Guitar Hero as an example. You can learn it today; it is as simple as matching notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn things like how to strum in both directions, timing of the hammer-ons, using your Star Power, and most important of all, you have to learn how to play well with your bandmates. What you need is practice, practice, and practice; out there with your bandmates, not in a classroom!

Take football as another example. You can learn it today; it is as simple as moving the ball towards the opposition’s end-zone/goal. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn things like passing, shielding, tackling, shooting, and most important of all, you have to learn how to play well with your teammates. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice; out there in the field, not in a classroom!

Scrum is no different. You can learn Scrum today; fundamentals of Scrum are so simple and common sense that anyone can learn it quickly and effectively. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn how to apply Scrum Framework in a real work environment, deliver a real project with real deadlines, and most important of all, you have to learn how to work well with your co-workers. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice; out there on the job, not in a classroom!

Then, why does Scrum require high prices in thousands of dollars and extensive time commitment for training and certification? The fact is, there is no good reason at all — other than companies making a profit out of your hopes and dreams for a better career.

International Scrum Assembly™ is founded to address this problem.

We are on a mission to open-source Scrum training and certification so that; first, you learn easily at your own pace and the comfort of your own home; second, you prove officially that you obtained it without breaking the bank; third, you practice on the job so that you can truly master it. With this mission in mind, we developed high-quality training material that teaches you the core of Scrum, and we offer it for free. We developed practice exam questions that prepare you for the official exam, and we offer for free. Finally, we developed accredited certification programs, and we priced them as low as possible.

We believe Scrum is good for our planet; as more people can afford Scrum training & certification, more projects, and more companies, and more countries will benefit from the time-proven effectiveness of Agile and Scrum framework. This way, together, we make our planet a better place.


Will you support this mission? Here is how:

- Join 9164 signatories. Contact us - Learn more on how you can partner with us in your country.

Testimonials

We'd love to hear from you. Our beloved students of Scrum:
Please share your testimonials with us, and get a 25% discount for your next certificate exam.
Send your testimonials to emily.sands@scrumassembly.org

See, I've been a scrum team member and backups for master for about two years. I really thought that my experience had prepared me to ace the scrum master certification exam without really having to take the class. So I took a sample, went online and found out I was wrong. So I was looking for online material that I could study with and and prepare for the certification exam and I found that they were all pretty expensive and I was unemployed at the time, but I kept digging and I found Scrum Assembly. Scrum Assembly believes that the training shouldn't be so expensive for people. The certifications shouldn't be so expensive so they make the training free and they have the certification exams at a very reasonable price. I studied the Scrum Master material and passed first time, so then I studied the scrum product owner materials and pass that also. And I found that I'd actually been doing about 70% of the product owner's job this whole time and I didn't even know it. Knowing this, however, makes me much more confident and comfortable applying for positions for scrum master and scrum product owner. Thank you Scrum Assembly for making this possible for me and for making the materials so inexpensive. If anyone else wants to scrum master certifications that they can afford, look for scrumassembly.org. Thank you.

Nancy Cortese
IT and Training Specialist, Business Analyst, International Scrum Master, International Scrum Product Owner

Hi everyone. My name is Nathan Andersen. Synergies Coordinator C.E. at All American Architectural Arts, LLC. Going into this I did not know pretty much about Scrum, which is a term I had heard thrown around in the product management world. I learned quickly that applying the agile framework to my area of business can be highly beneficial in laying the groundwork for projects. It allows us to kind of setup the project work more fluently and being able to fix problems on the fly. I've quickly learned that the ideologies of being a Certified Scrum Master aligns very well with being a Lean SIx Sigma Black Belt Professional, which I apply daily in my field of work. I want to personally thank the International Scrum Assembly for allowing me to do this without spending thousands of dollars and allow me further my education and paving my path to brighter future.

Nathan Andersen
Synergies Coordinator C.E. at All American Architectural Arts LLC, International Scrum Master

Other Recent Testimonials

Instead of paying $30+ for a book, I learned Scrum for free, and got a well-respected certificate for the same price.

Amit Madhavan, International Scrum Team Member

I always thought I didn't have time to learn Scrum. Their training was relativel (sic) short but very effective. I am ready for my next job.

Simon Haise, International Scrum Master

Can't be more straightforward than this. Now I have a new skill, and a certificate to show for it.

Thomas Mann, International Scrum Master

If you want class room training, this is not it. But if you are time and cash strapped like me, there is no better solution.

Karthik Pathak, International Scrum Team Member

You know you have a good teacher if you learn something even from the exam questions. Loved the quality!

Andrew Hasse, International Scrum Product Owner

This has been the most beneficial contribution I've made to my carer (sic) in a while.

Don Woodford, International Scrum Product Owner

They are right, as easy as 1-2-3.

Justin Crane, International Scrum Master

I admit it, I am a bit of a certification junkie. But no other certification has given such immediate benefits as International Scrum Assembly's Product Owner certification.

Leela Neville, International Scrum Team Member

Now that I am a certified International Scrum Master, I am already getting ready to become a International Scrum Product Owner.

Helene Gunda, International Scrum Master

I support their mission -not only because the cheap prices that comes with it! :)

Felicitas Michaela, International Scrum Product Owner

About Us

International Scrum Assembly is a consortium of expert trainers that provide online and in-class Scrum training and certification. We have a wide spectrum of offerings that are uncomplicated, expedited and affordable.

Speed and Convenience
No need to commit weeks of your valuable time. You can start learning right now, at your own pace, at the convenience of your own home.
Stress-Free
  • No need to worry about taking time off or safety risks of travel.
  • You can retake the exam up to 3 times.
  • We offer a 30-day 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Affordable & High ROI
We used Scrum ourselves to keep our costs low without compromising on quality. We pass savings onto YOU. We offer the best return on your investment.
Help us help community
We are the only official certification authority that gives free trainings, affordable certification, as well as 100% tuition grants to eligible students.

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International Scrum Assembly™ Stanford University™ Scrum.org™ ScrumAlliance.org™
Price $25 USD - $75 USD $1,475 USD + travel l to and accommodation in CA, United States $900 USD (e.g. for PSM set) to $1995 USD + travel and accommodation. $995 USD to $1995 USD + travel and accommodation.
Time Commitment
(Training)
Online, on average it takes one day. In class only, 2 days In class only, 2 days In class only, 2 days
Availability
(Training)
Online, available now. Need to travel and/or wait for next available training Need to travel and/or wait for next available training Need to travel and/or wait for next available training
Time Commitment
(Certification)
Online, on average it takes 90 minutes. In class only, must take the class Online and in class In class only, must take the class
Availability
(Certification)
Online, available now. Need to travel and/or wait for next available exam Online, available now. Need to travel and/or wait for next available exam
Can you retake the exam if you fail in your first attempt? Yes, up to 3 times. Goal is learning. No, need to re-pay for the exam No, need to re-pay for the exam No, need to re-pay for the exam
Stress-Free Money-Back Guarantee (Certification) Yes, within 30 days. No No No
Seedling fund offering growth.

NEWAnnouncing the "Seedling Grant"

We are now giving scholarship for International Scrum Master Certification Program to 10 students every month!

We believe that Scrum is good for the world. We helped many students to build their careers on it –ourselves included. Our passion is to share this goodness with as many people as possible.

“I need experience to find a job, but I need a job to get that experience.”

Does that sound familiar? Are you a new graduate facing with this chicken-or-the-egg problem that we once faced? If yes, getting a Scrum certificate can help you. We want to help you get there!

If you are:

  • You are currently a student or graduated from college within the last 6 months.
  • Currently unemployed
  • Cannot afford our prices

Reach out to us at seedling@scrumassembly.org. Our team will review the applications and randomly pick 10 qualified students every month for a full scholarship!

Scrum Team Players Needed. Now.

All successful companies are either already using Scrum and Agile principles, or they are looking for team members who can take them there. Do not delay your education. You can learn Scrum today and earn a certificate to show that you did.

SP 500 companies that use Scrum and need Scrum masters.

Interviews Are Easy If You Are Prepared.

We gathered interview experiences from our alumni to show how you can use your Scrum training and certification in a real interview setting to land your dream job.

Here is How

Latest News on Scrum

News and Articles
MAR 2019
Edwin van Andel, Zerocopter CEO: If You Want White Hat Hackers, Teach Your Kids Ethics

(T)his is mostly contributable to the ‘new’ development cycles (scrum/agile). In the old days, you would build software, test it via a pentest, and release it. Then a year later, you would do a version 1.1, have that tested and that was it. Now development teams release updates, patches, and new features every week, and some of our clients even do that multiple times per day. You can’t do a pentest every week. So you need some form of continuous testing.

FEB 2019
Innovative Thinking: Using the “Agile Mindset” to Improve Productivity

In order to implement the Agile mindset, it’s equally important to know the elements of the Agile method as knowing which environments allow Agile thinking to thrive...

JAN 2019
10 Principles for Optimal Engineering Spend, from a CTO

To set up your engineering team for success make sure you employ the fundamentals that companies too often neglect...

JAN 2019
Content Marketing Institute: How to Use Scrum for Content Marketing

Certain Agile concepts and ideas have been part of the content marketing conversation for some time now. Scrum is one concept that’s often part of these conversations. But bundling it with Agile causes all kinds of confusion...