The Professional Scrum Master I assessment and certification is available to anyone who wishes to validate their depth of knowledge of the Scrum framework and its application.
Elon Professor of management Matthew Valle has completed assessment and certification as a Professional Scrum Master. The 60-minute assessment consists of 80 multiple choice questions based on the material described in the Scrum Guide and topics from multiple focus areas defined as professional Scrum competencies.
Those who pass the assessment receive the industry-recognized PSM I Certification to demonstrate their mastery of Scrum fundamentals.
Scrum is a lightweight, agile, project management framework that helps people, teams and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. Scrum is founded on empiricism and lean thinking. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is observed. Lean thinking reduces waste and focuses on the essentials. Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk. Scrum engages groups of people who collectively have all the skills and expertise to do the work and share or acquire such skills as needed. Scrum is one of many agile methods/frameworks used primarily in software development, but there are applications in other industries.
Valle teaches project management courses in the undergraduate B.S.B.A. in Project Management and the MBA/MSBA programs. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute; he also holds the CAPM certification. Valle has led multiple high-value industry and DOD acquisition and development projects.