Can You Get Certified in Scrum as an Academic?


The answer is “yes, kind of.” Two primary organizations offer credentialing in Scrum: Scrum co-creator Jeff Sutherland’s Scrum Alliance and Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber’s Scrum.org. These organizations set the standards and oversee testing for those teaching and pursuing certifications as Scrum Masters, product owners, Scrum professionals, and Scrum trainers. Scrum coach has become a increasingly … Continue reading Can You Get Certified in Scrum as an Academic?

Book Club: Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland


Every Thursday, I’ll be briefly reviewing a book that I find to be interesting, engaging, and valuable for Agile Faculty. Because the Agile Faculty mindset values exploration, curiosity, and multidisciplinarity, these resources will come from a variety of different areas that speak to a wide range of interests, including higher education, faculty development, Agile and … Continue reading Book Club: Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland

What Are the Scrum Roles Again?


According to the Scrum Guide, Scrum teams have just three roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team. The Scrum Master is in charge of the Scrum process, making sure the Product Owner and Development Team use the Scrum meetings effectively and protecting the Team from outside influences during sprints so they can complete their … Continue reading What Are the Scrum Roles Again?

What Agile/Scrum Books Do I Recommend?


While Agile Faculty is the only book that directly adapts Agile and Scrum Practices for higher education contexts, many available books can serve as excellent resources if you are interested in learning more about the Agile philosophy and Scrum practices. Here are a few I recommend checking out. Scrum: A Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction, … Continue reading What Agile/Scrum Books Do I Recommend?