Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, came up with an aphorism: “All the best games are easy to learn and difficult to master.”
Take Guitar Hero as an example. You can learn it today; it is as simple as matching notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn things like how to strum in both directions, timing of the hammer-ons, using your Star Power, and most important of all, you have to learn how to play well with your bandmates. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice! Take football as another example. You can learn it today; it is as simple as moving the ball towards the opposition’s end-zone/goal. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn things like passing, shielding, tackling, shooting, and most important of all, you have to learn how to play well with your teammates. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice! Scrum is no different. You can learn Scrum today; fundamentals of Scrum are so simple and common sense that anyone can learn it quickly and effectively. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn how to apply Scrum Framework in a real work environment, deliver a real project with real deadlines, and most important of all, you have to learn how to work well with your co-workers. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice! Then, why does Scrum require high prices in thousands of dollars and extensive time commitment for training and certification? The fact is, there is no good reason at all — other than companies making a profit out of your hopes and dreams for a better career. International Scrum Assembly™ is founded to address this problem. We are on a mission to open-source Scrum training & certification so that; first, you learn easily at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home; second, you prove officially that you obtained it without breaking the bank; third, you practice on the job so that you can truly master it. With this mission in mind, we developed high-quality training material that teaches you the core of Scrum, and we offer it for free. We developed practice exam questions that prepare you for the official exam, and we offer for free. Finally, we developed accredited certification programs, and we priced them as low as possible. We believe Scrum is good for our planet; as more people can afford Scrum training and certification, more projects, more companies, and more countries will benefit from the time-proven effectiveness of Agile and Scrum framework. This way, together, we make our planet a better place.