As you probably all know Ken Schwaber is no longer president of the Scrum Alliance. That doesn’t mean he turned his back on Scrum – not at all. It just seems that he takes his teachings very serious. By teachings I mean the point of the ongoing change in processes.
His change is reflected by starting Scrum.org surrounding himself with:
the developers of Scrum and the best Scrum practitioners in the industry
It was founded and aimed to:
- Help individuals assess their knowledge of Scrum and how to use it.
- Help organizations find the best training courses, coaching, consulting, and topical Q&A sessions to optimize their use of Scrum.
- Help Scrum teams and organizations learn how to optimize their Total Cost of Ownership for systems and products built using Scrum.
- Initiate innovative programs, such as the Scrum Developer, to accelerate the effectiveness of Scrum.
Scrum.org has only top-drawer facilities and skills aimed to help those who are dead serious about competing in the product and systems development marketplace.
Looking at the site you will find out Ken Schwaber backs away from the certifications of Scrum Masters. Instead Scrum.org is using a personal “radar map” of “competence in knowing and applying Scrum”, which is formed by taking assessments. One of the assessments is already accessible, you just have to ask for a password by writing an email to Ken.
I am very excited about how companies will react, if they still want the certification or they’ll follow Ken’s way. The happening at the Scrum Gathering in Munich will absolutely be interesting. Who would have thought the next Scrum Gathering in Germany would get so much attention?!