Registered Scrum Master Credential

We are breaking down silos, opening up and strengthening communication, and empowering teams to help your nonprofit create twice the impact in half the time.

The Scrum Master is accountable for the team’s effectiveness. With the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master empowers the Scrum team, ultimately improving its practices. 

Scrum Master

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Who should attend the Registered Scrum Master course?

  • Nonprofit professionals who want to lead by serving their team, even if they are a “team of one” based on their org chart. 
  • Everyone from nonprofit CEOs to Directors of Development to Grant Professionals to Office Managers!

A Scrum Master is a true leader who serves the team and the larger organization. 

Upcoming Courses:

November 15th – 18th

Nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 million and/or military personnel

 

Nonprofits with an operating budgets between $1 million and $5 million

Nonprofits with an operating budget over $5 million

WE OFFER TEAM PRICING!
Send your whole team through the Registered Scrum Master course with our team pricing and save BIG
Learn as a team, collaborate on your ideas in real time, and bring your learnings back to your workplace. 
Grow together as a team for one low price.
5/5

“Diane taught a thorough course that covered all aspects of becoming a RSM. She allowed enough time for questions and group work which is impressive in a virtual setting.”

-Scrum Master Attendee

Interested, but have a few questions or want to know more? 

Take advantage of our FREE info session

The Scrum Master serves the Scrum team in several ways, including:

● Coaching the team members in self-management and cross-functionality;
● Helping the Scrum team focus on creating high-value work toward their mission and vision;
● Supporting the removal of impediments to the Scrum team’s progress; and,
● Ensuring that all Scrum events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox.

The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:

● Helping find techniques for effective Product Goal definition and Product Backlog management;
● Helping the Scrum team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items;
● Helping establish empirical product planning for a complex environment; and,
● Facilitating stakeholder collaboration as requested or needed.

Scrum Master

The Scrum Master serves the organization in several ways, including:

● Leading, training, and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption;
● Planning and advising Scrum implementations within the organization;
● Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact an empirical approach for complex work; and,
● Removing barriers between stakeholders and Scrum teams.

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Upcoming Courses:

November 15th – 18th

The pricing for the credential course is on a sliding scale based on your organization’s operating budget.
$495 for organizations with operating budgets of $1M or less
$995 for organizations with operating budgets of $1M – $5M
$1,495 for organizations with operating budgets over $5M

Nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 million and/or military personnel

 

Nonprofits with an operating budget between $1 million and $5 million

Nonprofits with an operating budget over $5 million

WE OFFER TEAM PRICING!
Send your whole team through the Registered Scrum Master course with our team pricing and save BIG
Learn as a team, collaborate on your ideas in real time, and bring your learnings back to your workplace. 
Grow together as a team for one low price.

Interested, but have a few questions or want to know more?

Take advantage of our FREE info session

5/5

Becoming a Scrum Master helped me become a more effective leader for not only my team but clients as well. In the work I was doing previously I did not work in a team environment. Shortly after becoming a member of a Scrum Team I took the Scrum Master training and this helped me gain a deep understanding about the Scrum framework and the importance of collaboration. I look back at way I was working before and can see how much more efficient I could have been with not only understanding the Scrum framework but being a Scrum Master. Now I am not only more adaptable but I can help my team be more adaptable which helps us constantly improve and deliver value to our clients.

-Maggie Perry, Scrum Master, Grant Professional

About the Registered Scrum Master (RSM) for Nonprofits Course

In this course, we’ll share the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland’s insights and strategies from decades of success training people to become high-performing Scrum Masters and Scrum teams in businesses around the globe. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and review of real-world case studies of nonprofit organizations, you will experience first hand the impact of the Scrum framework and the importance of the Scrum Master role.

With the help of your Scrum Trainer, who has years of experience not only in Scrum, but also decades of experience in the nonprofit field, you will walk away with the ability to know how to implement the Scrum framework in your nonprofit organization. You will also understand how implementing the Scrum framework will accelerate the speed and value of any project or service in your nonprofit and enable you to create twice the impact in half the time.

Who you are as a nonprofit organization, who you serve, what you offer stays the same. The way in which you approach planning your work, engaging with your stakeholders, and developing and iterating your programs and services is what will change as a result of adopting the Scrum framework in your organization.

Utilizing the Scrum framework in your nonprofit organization will significantly improve your way of doing work whether your team is focused on fundraising events and grant writing, program design and implementation, or organizational management and strategic planning.

By joining us for the Registered Scrum Master course you receive one free year of e-mentoring.

5/5

“Diane was a superbly knowledgeable and talented instructor who clearly has a master level knowledge base. I feel very confident in my abilities to newly acquired knowledge to apply the principles of scrum and agile in future endeavors. I would absolutely look to take future classes and events with Diane.”

-Scrum Master Attendee

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain that Scrum is a lightweight framework that can be applied consistently across any industry and domain.
  • Recognize that having different interpretations of Scrum across teams will present significant challenges when scaling a Scrum implementation.
  • Explain the value of agility over traditional project management in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.
  • List the 5 Scrum Values and explain how they relate to one another.
  • Relate hands-on experience with iterative development to their own working context.
  • Express the value of sharing learnings and insights across teams.
  • Run the 5 Scrum events successfully.
  • Implement the Scrum patterns that will work best with your nonprofit.
  • Access and complete the Registered Scrum Master exam.
  • Download their Registered Scrum Master Credential (upon successful completion of the exam).
  • State the Credential renewal process.

This training is for all levels of Scrum experience. There are no prerequisites.

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Scrum Master

Upcoming Courses:

November 15th – 18th

Nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $1 million and/or military personnel

 

Nonprofits with an operating budget between $1 million and $5 million

Nonprofits with an operating budget over $5 million

Scrum Master

Scrum helps organizations:

  • Innovate faster;
  • Increase client and stakeholder satisfaction;
  • Improve communication and reduce silos;
  • Reduce friction in team collaboration;
  • Improve employee morale and productivity;
  • Increase transparency, feedback, and improvement; and
  • Move from ideation to delivery more quickly.

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

5/5

“Diane is an energetic and engaging trainer. She is conscious of everyone’s abilities and socially aware. Her sessions were well-paced and informative. I enjoyed her real-life examples and case studies and there was ample time to work in groups and individually. Remote classes and learning can be hard, Diane makes it look seamless. “

-Scrum Master Attendee

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About Agile in Nonprofits:

Agile in Nonprofits was created in 2018 as a product of DH Leonard Consulting. Our mission is to support nonprofit organizations that are looking to achieve greater impacts in their communities faster than they ever have before. Our organization is the creator of the nonprofit-specific training in Agile and has trained over 5,000 nonprofit professionals to successfully implement Scrum in their organizations.

Scrum Master

The Registered Scrum Master Credential powered by Scrum Inc. is a distinguished designation highlighting individuals who can systematically implement Scrum in a way that drives immediate business results while simultaneously accelerating personal and team performance.

This course is credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Are you interested in the Product Owner course also?

Scrum has been a game-changer for Encore. This is an amazing opportunity to discover the difference it can make for your organization. Thanks to DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC for introducing us to the concept and encouraging our implementation efforts!
Shelly Loethen
President & CEO | Encore Institute
Diane was great! Loved her teaching style and the opportunities to ask questions and engage in dialogue. The course set up made sense and flowed nicely. I definitely plan to do future training with her.
Dara Madigan
Consultant/Grant Writer
I found the course to be well structured, well paced, and a good blend of general concepts coupled with practical application.
Jarrod
EPEC/Director
This was a great course that applied SCRUM to a variety of different nonprofit scenarios from grants, to projects, to products to help everyone in the class who has different roles and experiences.
Maggie Perry
Grant Consultant
"What did Diane Leonard do well? She engaged the class in an educational experience. It wasn't a lecture class. We were immersed in Scrum with discussions, examples, exercises, and technology. It was wonderful! "
Scrum Master Attendee
I'm really grateful for your practice in this space. There are all sorts of reasons there's a mental barrier Non-Profits will face (and we have faced it) when training in Scrum using resources that aren't "translated" - but while also holding fast and resisting the impulse to change all the language and doing "scrum-butt". Thank you.
Alastair Jarvis
Leadership Team / VP
I thoroughly enjoyed the many components (lecture, interactive activities, case studies, real life application exercises, etc.) of the course and feel that this was essential to my understanding of the material.
TyKeidra Young
Scrum Master, American Forest Foundation