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Scrum Mastery Book

85% of all professional developers use Agile1. Today, we will teach you the most popular Agile Framework: Scrum.

Scrum is used to create innovative products and services. Everyday. Around the world. On all kind of projects that require customer feedback and creativity.

It is based on a small set of core values, principles, techniques, and practices that collectively form the Scrum Framework. Scrum is lightweight and simple to understand. Our book is meticulously designed to provide you with a step-by-step guidance to the depths of Scrum Framework while retaining its inherent simplicity.

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 to you and the Scrum community on our website for free. If you prefer the print version, it is available at online Amazon stores worldwide.

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Alexa, Teach Me Scrum

We are integrated with Amazon Alexa!

Our training material is available on any of your Alexa enabled device (e.g., your mobile phone, Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, etc.). You can learn Scrum on the go, while driving, cooking, or exercising in the gym. Alexa will teach you Scrum, ask you practice questions, and prepare you for your Scrum Certification and thus for your next role in your career.


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Learning should be an interactive experience. Do you have a question about the theory of Scrum? Do you have a question on how to apply Scrum at your daily work? Is your project/team in a challenging state and you need to find the right solution? Ask us anything!

We answer questions within 24 hours. This is a free service, provided to advance Scrum and help our community.

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International Scrum Master™ (ISM™)

Enable your Scrum Team to realize its full potential.

$85 USD
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ISM

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.

Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Scrum
  • Coaching Your Scrum Team
  • Blocking External Interferences
  • Removing Internal Blockers
  • Serving as a Leader
  • Managing Change
  • Communication
  • Competencies of Scrum Master

International Scrum Product Owner™ (ISPO™)

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

$120 USD
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ISPO

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.

Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Scrum
  • Collaborating with Customers and Stakeholders
  • Collaborating with the Scrum Team
  • Defining and Enforcing an Acceptance Criteria
  • Creating and Managing the Product Backlog
  • Managing the Economics
  • Competencies of the Product Owner

International Scrum Developer™ (ISD™)

Be able to successfully operate in any team that uses Scrum

$45 USD
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ISD

Once you complete this program, you will acquire the necessary skills to understand the fundamentals of the Scrum Framework and your specific role in. You will be able to improve your efficiency in any Scrum team. 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.

Curriculum

  • Shortcomings of Waterfall Method
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Values and Principles
  • Product Backlog
  • Sprints
  • Daily Standups
  • Understanding User Stories
  • Turning User Stories into Software
  • Using Scrum in International Teams

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International Scrum Trainer™ (IST™)

Train your co-workers.

Help your organization to truly adopt Scrum Framework, and be the leader who spearheads the Agile Transformation in the company

Train others

Run your own business, help your community, grow your personal network, and make money while doing it without quitting your job

$395 USD
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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 160,000 students worldwide to achieve their career goals. (as of May 1st, 2019)

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 contact@scrumassembly.org. 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.

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
Google
Derya Sel
Project Executive
IBM
Fernando Serrano
Director HR
GEFCO Group
Gautam Thapar
Group Product Manager
Microsoft

Latest News & Articles


Stuck in the past: Are you running your Agile team still as Waterfall? (Tudor Tofan on 5/14/19)

Nowadays, one of the most used buzzwords in the IT industry and not only, is Agile. Everyone’s using it one way or another. The traditional roles are getting revamped by adding “Agile” in front of them (e.g. Agile Project Manager, Agile Business Analyst) and there are also new roles, such as Scrum Master or Product Owner. Since you’re reading these words, it seems that you’re already, at least, taking Agile into consideration. But is it really Agile what you’re adopting? Or is it just cherry picking from what the Agile approach is promoting, with very limited results in the end?

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Video: Jon Fincher reveals the secret formula of successfully managing international Scrum teams. (Jon Fincher on 5/13/19)

In another life, I was a Program Manager at Microsoft, managing the servicing of Windows operating system. I want to talk to you today on how we managed a distributed team, also called an offshore team. We had two distinct teams; one located in Redmond that was responsible of servicing the current version of Windows, we also had another team located in Hyderabad India and they were responsible for servicing every other operating system we had that was downlevel. It is important to note that each location, both Redmond and India, had a full servicing team. They had program managers, they had engineers, they had management, everything was there. The only thing that was shared was release, that always happened in Redmond.

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You need Scrum certification even if you already know Scrum (Dzanan Gvozden on 5/2/19)

There’s a pretty well-known image of a conversation between a CTO and a CFO about investing in developing the knowledge of their people, circling the internet and it goes something like this:

CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave?”

CEO to CFO: “What happens if we don’t and they stay?”

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Top 6 Mistakes a Scrum Master Does Every Day (and How to Fix Them) (Paulene Duque on 4/25/19)

Your organization decided to do Scrum. The training was provided and you have been assigned as a Scrum Master. For a couple of months, you seem to be doing okay. You facilitate ceremonies, help remove blockers and assist the team if in case they need anything. But at some point, the output is still not at its best, people still work in silos and stakeholders are still busy. Like what's done in a retrospective, you ask yourself, "What went wrong?"

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How to Say "No" to Customers Without Actually Saying "No" (Stanley Ang on 4/25/19)

In an Agile environment, the ideal practice in communicating to Customers is through the Product Owners. One of the most important responsibilities of a Product Owner is to set the expectations of a Customer and provide them with timely information on when an epic or story will be worked on and when it will be completed. At the same time, the Product Owner needs to be able to cascade the information clearly to the Team. From my experience, a Customer’s attitude may differ, and when I say differ, it can be from extremely lenient to extremely stubborn. What if you are faced with a Customer who is stubborn and can’t take “no” for an answer? What will you do?

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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

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 10479 signatories.
Contact us - Learn more on how you can partner with us in your country.
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Why Us

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
  • You can retake the exam up to 3 times.
  • We offer a 30-day 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
  • No need to worry about taking time off or safety risks of travel.
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.

Compare Us

International Scrum Assembly™ Stanford University™ Scrum.org™ ScrumAlliance.org™
Price $45 USD - $395 USD $1,475 USD + travel 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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
MAY 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...