Scrum.org has announced its new Professional Training Network (PTN). The network consists of a group of organizations officially recognized as providers of Scrum.org training. PTN members leverage the Scrum.org premium brand, courses and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) community to provide a superior learning experience to their customers.
“It is estimated that over 90 percent of organizations that are using agile methods to deliver software use Scrum today and that number keeps growing. However, we continue to see inconsistent teaching of the Scrum Framework, causing teams to struggle with the concepts as they learn from different teachers or companies,” said Dave West, CEO, Scrum.org. “That is why the more than 160 Scrum.org PSTs all use the same materials and go through extensive training and testing before they can be licensed to teach our courses. Now, through the new Professional Training Network, companies can offer Scrum.org best-in-class training courses through their own in-house PSTs or by working directly with PSTs globally to ensure that clients receive consistent, high quality Scrum training.”
To become a recognized member of the Scrum.org PTN program, companies must have active PSTs on staff or contract with existing PSTs. The PTN member must also adhere to a code of conduct which Scrum.org has put in place to ensure that students are receiving only the highest quality training experience.
By offering Scrum.org courses, PTN members will now be able to provide training to their clients, including preparing participants for the industry-recognized Professional Scrum certification. Each Scrum.org course includes one attempt at the assessment, and those who score 85 percent or better pass and receive certification.
Organizations interested in joining the network can visit: https://www.scrum.org/About/Work-With-Us/Partners#PTN%20Partners.
Trainers looking to learn more about becoming a PST can visit: https://www.scrum.org/About/Work-With-Us/Trainers.