Scrum Mastery Book Free Online Training

By the end of the day today, you will learn 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 to you and the Scrum community on our website for free.

You will also get a 15% discount for ISD, ISM and ISPO certification when you finish the book.

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We provide on-site training for companies of all sizes and sectors, both tech and non-tech.

Our trainings start from $5000 USD. We serve whole wide world.

Our trainers are industry veterans with a lot of know-how and hands-on experience. For example, Jon Fincher has over 20 years of Microsoft experience as Program Manager and has seen it all: Waterfall, Agile and transition between the two.

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Team Member™
Operate successfully in any Scrum team. Recommended for all non-technical Scrum practitioners. 71% of all organizations use Agile approaches.
International Scrum
Catch up with modern software development methodology. Recommended for all developers. 85% of all professional developers use Agile.
International Scrum
Enable your team to realize its full potential. Recommended for all project managers and team leaders. Average salary of an Agile project manager in USA is $90,337 per year.
International Scrum
Product Owner™
Direct what will be developed, shape the future of the product. Recommended for all product managers. Agile projects are 28% more successful than traditional projects.
International Scrum
Train your co-workers or start your own business. Recommended for anyone who wants to grow others and make money by doing so. Agile is the fastest growing project management methodology.
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Transform your company. Recommended for all senior leaders such as directors, VPs and C-suite executives. 76% of the CEOs planning to use Agile over the next three years.
Our mission is to teach Scrum to the world.
You will save 15% on ISD, ISTM, ISM and ISPO certifications when you read our free Scrum Mastery book.

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Did You Know?

More than 85% of all professional developers use Agile. That's more than Python and Java combined! (Source: StackOverflow 2018 Developer Survey)
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. (Source: Payscale)
71% of all organizations use Agile approaches. (Source: PMI)

Just Imagine

Are you working for a company that creates or operates software? Are you preparing for the next step in your career? Do you want to be successful in tech market? If yes, then you are at the right place at the right time. Most people in your circumstances are now investing in their career by learning Scrum.

Let me help.

My name is Abraham White. I’m the co-founder and managing director at International Scrum Assembly™. Our goal is to help you acquire the most essential skills that you need to take your career to the next level. International Scrum Assembly™ has helped over 120000* students worldwide to achieve their career goals.

Just imagine how things will be when you have your dream job or when you get the promotion that you have been preparing for. The good news is that we have comprehensive training you can complete at your own pace to give you all the skills you need to get your dream job! We have students from top tech companies all around the world and our Scrum certificates are valid in 195 countries. We provide you with the unique opportunity to learn Scrum easily at your own pace and prove officially to your employers.

Simply browse all great offerings and opportunities that we meticulously created for you. If you have any questions at any point during your training and certification, feel free to reach out to us at One of my colleagues will respond to you within 24 hours. I welcome you to our family on behalf of International Scrum Assembly™. Cheers.

Abraham White
Co-founder and managing director

About Us

International Scrum Assembly™ is a Seattle - United States based organization that roots back to early days of Agile movement in 2000s. We are a consortium of accreditors, Scrum trainers, professionals and volunteers. Together, we provide comprehensive Scrum training and a stress-free certification experience for our students. Our trainings and official certificates have helped over 160,000 students worldwide.

  • We have the highest quality training available. The biggest difference is that our training covers international teams, a reality of today's world, whereas other organizations assume collocated teams. This is a result of our unparalleled advisory board.
  • We are rated at 4.6 stars (out of 5) by our students for the best training and certification experience.
  • We bring the Scrum Training and Certification experience at the convenience of your home. You can study at your own pace and truly learn Scrum. Our exam is open book, and our pass rate is 95%.
  • Upon certification, in addition to your PDF certificate with QR code, we also issue OpenBadges, seal your name in Ethereum, let you post to LinkedIn with ease.
  • We are certified MS partners (id: #5365975).
  • We are open sourced and affordable. We also give back to community with Seedling Grant.
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Our Advisory Board

Our goal is offering you the best service possible. That's why we consult with the best minds in the world.

Cameron Etazadi
Deputy CTO, Chief Architect
SAP Concur
Rithika Baruah
General Manager
Kellogg Tolaram South Africa
Erick Vilela
Solutions Architect
Derya Sel
Project Executive
Fernando Serrano
Director HR
Gautam Thapar
Group Product Manager

Latest News & Articles

Why does my team miss sprint deadlines? 3 most common reasons explained. (Stanley Ang on 9/22/19)

Have you ever felt that you have more tasks than you have time? Or that your customers are always at your back chasing for something to be delivered? How about needing to work extra hours and even on the weekends just to meet deadlines? When things like these happen, it affects the employees, the customers, and the organization.

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I Already Empowered My Team… Why Are They Still Not Talking? (Stanley Ang on 9/7/19)

For companies that have transformed themselves to having open communication without judgement, it is a big step forward. But with some studies made in the past 5 years, these companies that promoted open communications still had a common problem, which brings us to the question: why are their employees still not talking even though they have empowered them in their work?

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Retrospective on Retrospectives (Alexandru Ilinca on 8/31/19)

One of my favorite frame of discussion regarding ceremonies is Retrospective. It has clear intention and powerful benefits. You have the opportunity to stop and take a look at where you are. Did we run in a good direction? Are we still on the right path? Everybody knows people are different. Also, everybody knows that there are extroverts and introverts. It is known that extroverts get their energy interacting with people, introverts are beings that relax and energize with themselves. So how does a retrospective work when you have introverts in your team? Is it possible for them to survive? 

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Case Study from Real World Experience: Microsoft Customer Support (Jon Fincher on 8/12/19)

I was hired at Microsoft as a Support Engineer in Customer Support Services (CSS) in 1995, and over the course of my early career, I supported a number of products. At the time, Microsoft had telephone support available for anyone who purchased a product, as well as second tier of support for developer products and difficult cases. We were expected to analyze and answer customer questions, provide answers or explain why the problem could not be solved, and in general ensure customers were satisfied with the products and support they received.

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How Do You Like To Eat Your Cake? A View on Vertical Slicing (Stanley Ang on 8/10/19)

In my journey of transforming organizations to Agile, I have seen different ways on how the teams split epics into user stories. For organizations that practiced the Waterfall model, they would practice slicing the work by layers, such as the User Interface layer, Business layer, Security layer, and Data layer.  So, what’s wrong with this?  Let me give you a real-life scenario.

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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


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.


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.


Employers look for proof.

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


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".

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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!

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!

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!

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. In fact, we incentivize our readers by giving them 15% discount on certification.
  • 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.

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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 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

Hello everyone, I currently work as an independent consultant, and I agree with a lot of the testimonies of other colleagues, where one believed that I knew everything and doing this course, I realized that it was not so, that I There was a lot to learn. Thanks to this I was able to take the course and obtain my certificate, I thank Scrum Assembly for the training and for making me open my head, seeing those things that I used everyday and in a wrong way. Today with this certification I feel much safer to face new challenges with new clients.

Juan Carlos Cortes Lain. International Scrum Master

I'm a technical project manager for EAI middleware for some years now and was looking to put my Scrum knowledge to the test. Getting prepared for the exam was really a great experience for me in the International Scrum Assembly, as the training offered by them, for free, was detailed enough and matched the quality of other high quality certification courses. The exam ask the right questions to validate your agile drive in both theory and real life situations.

Ayub Shaik. International Scrum Master

Hi, it was a great experience for me. I don't speak english very well, so it was a double challenge. However the material is very easy to understad and proved to be a very effective tool and now I have my certification in scrum master! Now, my new challenge is to have certification in product owner. I am going to go for it!

Osyalit Torres. International Scrum Master

The material is relevant and with the right amount of detail to convey the point. A scrum master for 7+ years I found the International Scrum Assembly when looking for certification to validate that I in fact was supporting the implementation of scrum appropriately. The material proved to be a very effective review and I now have certifications as both scrum master and product owner!

Darin Brox, International Scrum Product Owner

My first experience in taking online training then certification for ISM from ISA is that it is very well / clearly written such that easy to follow and understand. Cost wise it is very competitive and more affordable relative to other providers. Congratulation ISA!

Soegeng Priyono, International Scrum Master

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

Hi everyone! I'm Dawid Jóźwiak and I have initially found about the International Scrum Assembly by searching for a complex Agile methodology training on the Internet, and I was looking for Scrum knowledge in particular. Agile is a very effective way of flexible management that bolsters employee satisfaction and production efficiency, unlike what was presented for many years by the previous rigid management systems. In Agile, and in Scrum, nothing is set in stone and everything is subject to elastic changes, comparing it to a rubber band of project management - it adjusts to the task that you put on it. International Scrum Assembly provides a comprehensive book on the topic, covering everything from team members, through developers, scrum masters, product owners and ending at the trainer level - everybody will be able to find their fit, and even the team member certificate provides more than enough knowledge on the matter to quickly become a senior in the field who knows what they're talking about, as long as they read the book to the fullest and know how to adapt it to the Agile mindset. I am an IT specialist in a company that has already applied the Agile framework to their business model, and in my free time I'm also a private community owner, and I can clearly see the benefits of thinking the Agile way both in business and in person. I recommend International Scrum Assembly as a fair-priced and comprehensive way of learning Agile and Scrum.

Dawid Jóźwiak, International Scrum Master

I love to study at the comfort of my home and would like to take exams online without the need to travel . I liked your course and it is very good and in detail and helped to pass all 3 of your certifications (International Scrum Master, International Scrum Developer and the international Scrum Product Owner) at a minimal cost. Now I am certified in all 3 thanks a lot for that. Appreciated your effort and keep up the good work. Thanks!

Nagarajan.S, International Scrum Product Owner

It's not just getting certified but it's our Journey towards new path, helping to understand Scrum and getting applied to our daily schedule providing equal platform towards international level certification.

Ravi Kishan Paliwal, International Scrum Master

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

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

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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 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
July 2019
Scrum Day India in on Saturday, 20th July, 2019.

The event is to understand and explore the real essence of Agility and moving away from the deception of Agile transformation. We invite all our students from India, and others who can travel.

MAY 2019
6 Signals of Collective Conflict Avoidance

Collective Avoidance is a norm that needs to be thoughtfully and progressively challenged to grow WFT behaviors. Perhaps paradoxically, until a (relatively) stable Team can successfully work through enough uncomfortable situations together (with facilitation), the Team will not achieve enough trust to collaborate effectively.

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...