Scrum Guide Organization

Hello Scrum Enthusiast,

We look forward to you joining our community dedicated to helping organizations, teams, and individuals reach their full potential using Scrum!

The Scrum Guide Organization (SGO) was born out of the industry’s need to address the diverse, emerging, and often confusing descriptions of Scrum. Those who have been in the industry for a long time have watched new Scrum (aka Agile) Programs emerge every couple of months from both new and existing organizations. There has been a plethora of ‘Certifications’, ‘Licenses’, ‘Badges’, ‘Certificates’ and more - about Scrum, Kanban, OKRs, DevOps, Agile, SAFe, LeSS, DA-Flex, etc. Additionally, there has been much confusion about the terminology, making it difficult for experts to navigate the unstable language base. It is confusing for the companies that are hiring, the individuals being hired, and the overall pursuit of Scrum excellence.

We applaud those organizations that are making a serious effort to develop Programs that encourage the growth of Scrum competencies, but there remain a large number of organizations offering Programs where improved credibility would increase confidence. Additionally, the Scrum Programs that are in existence are often self-vetted and limited to the contribution of a very few select people. We maintain that Scrum is ‘for the people by the people’. Our community needs to be broad enough to accommodate and recognize the many descriptions of Scrum and contributions from many people. Our Stance is that there is not a single definition of Scrum; we believe there are many useful descriptions of Scrum - and that any of them can be used to create a Scrum Program leading to mastery.

Because of confusion in the industry about what Scrum is, there exists a need to recognize Scrum Programs that lead to real mastery. Furthermore, recognition needs to be separate from the administration of any of the Scrum Programs. Separation of recognition and administration will strengthen the caliber and credibility of the Scrum marketplace.

Thank you for your interest in the Scrum Guide Organization. We look forward to working with you on your Scrum journey.

Scrum Guide Organization