Scrum is the most popular and widely used form of the Agile software development methodology. You probably found my site because you're thinking of getting certified. Perhaps you're thinking, "is it worth time and effort?" Let me share with you my personal story.

If you've ever worked on a Scrum team without the benefit of Scrum training, this software development methodology can be a bit confusing. I know that from personal experience! Once I had a chance to learn how Scrum is supposed to work, I fell in love with it, so much so that I went on to get certified. What difference did that make for my career? Plenty!

  1. First of all, being certified made my résumé stand out next to uncertified candidates. Recruiters and employers appreciated knowing that I'd been properly trained and that I had committed to this approach for the benefit of their software development teams.
  2. Secondly, getting certified meant a bump in pay for me, especially as a contractor. Naturally your experience may vary, but during my 10 years of contracting, being certified made a significant difference in my bottom line.
  3. Finally, being certified gave me the confidence to walk into new situations, assess the team's understanding of Scrum, and know how to proceed. This is one of the things I love about Scrum: it's flexible. You don't have to implement it all at once, but your certification class will help you prioritize what needs to be taught, and how to proceed.

As with any worthwhile endeavor, there's work to be done: a class to take, content to read and understand, and an exam to take. But that's why you're here, isn't it? You're already curious about what it take to earn these certifications, so you're halfway there. I'm here to help you succeed at the rest of it as best I can.

So read the descriptions and send questions if you have them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I look forward to meeting you in class!

Toolie® Garner, Instructor