SCRUMstudy, the global certifying body for Scrum and Agile certifications, has released the definitive guide for Scrum, the Scrum Body of Knowledge—SBOK™ Guide. The SBOK™ Guide is a comprehensive document that can be used to deliver projects using Scrum. It provides guidelines for the successful implementation of Scrum.
Lead author Tridibesh Satpathy said, "The SBOK™ was developed as a standard guide for organizations and professionals who want to implement Scrum, as well as those who want to make improvements to their processes. It is intended for use as a reference and knowledge guide by both experienced Scrum and other product or service development practitioners, as well as by persons with no prior experience or knowledge of Scrum or any other project delivery methodology. The SBOK™ draws on the combined knowledge and insight from thousands of projects across a variety of organizations and industries. In addition, contributions have been made by experts who have taught Scrum and project management courses to more than 400,000 professionals in 150 countries. Seventeen co-authors and Subject Matter Experts and twenty-seven reviewers have greatly contributed to the creation of the SBOK™. This has truly been a collaborative effort from a large number of experts in a variety of disciplines."
Wide adoption of the SBOK™ framework will help standardize how Scrum is applied across organizations globally, and it will significantly help to improve the return on investment for companies who use it to deliver projects. Additionally, it will promote greater thought and deliberation for enriching the Scrum framework, and consequently result in future updates of this guide.
Excerpts from the SBOK™ have also been included in SCRUMstudy's Introduction to Scrum course, which has generated an immediate interest with over 10,000 members signing up within the first month—far more than even the SCRUMstudy team had imagined. The course includes 12 videos that explain the key aspects of Scrum in an easy-to-understand manner. There are 2 mobile apps about Agile and Scrum, as well as an online case study app that guides a student through an interactive case study that demonstrates how Scrum can be used in a real-life scenario. All this is absolutely free because SCRUMstudy's objective is to spread awareness about Scrum and help more people improve their project performance using this framework.