Net Objectives Launches New National Scrum Certification Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug 13 2007

Net Objectives Launches New National Scrum Certification Program, Raising the Bar on Agile Training Standards

Most Extensive Agile Curriculum Enhanced; Offering New Scrum, ScrumMaster and Product Owner Certifications, First to Provide Quality Assurance to Industry

Bellevue, Washington. (August 13, 2007) – Net Objectives today announced their new Scrum Certification Program at the Agile 2007 Conference August 13-17 in Washington, DC. Net Objectives will offer their own branded Scrum, Scrum Master and Product Owner Certifications nationally through public courses and in-house corporate trainings.

Net Objectives, the premier Agile training company is uniquely positioned to offer a higher level of certification. The company has trained more than 20,000 professionals over 8 years in Lean-Agile practices and methodologies. They offer the most comprehensive Agile curriculum delivered by a team of instructors among the industry elite.

“There’s a gaping void in the Agile training industry that we are uniquely capable of filling,” said Alan Shalloway, Founder and CEO of Net Objectives. “Our Scrum Certification Program will provide credibility in the industry and empower individuals, teams and companies that seek a higher level of training.”

The Net Objectives Certification Program delivers a major improvement to existing Scrum training options by providing:

Meaningful Certification. Individuals and companies are assured a higher standard of certification and quality assurance through required post-course competency examinations. Certification verifies a solid foundation of competency upon which individuals, teams and organizations can build.

Enhanced Course Content. All Certification Courses include learning Lean principles in the context of software development to facilitate adoption of Scrum practices.

A Professional Development Roadmap. Students receive a comprehensive listing of functional competencies and access to a Professional Self-Assessment Tool to enable them to assess their skills.

Additional Learning Resources. Students receive access to a full complement of on-line learning resources, ezines, streamzines, podcasts, and articles to enhance and extend their learning experience.

“A certification needs to impart real value to its holder. I believe serious professionals will always seek the best training that assures the highest standards. We’re committed to our individual students and corporate customers receiving the best Agile education available and along with a comprehensive development path to help them meet their goals,” said Shalloway.

The Net Objectives Scrum Certification Program extends current services that include Enterprise and Team Assessments, Training, Coaching, Mentoring, and Consulting, so customers are able to benefit fully whether acquiring a single Certification or adopting the Program in-house as a solid foundation for enterprise level Agile implementations.

For Certification Program information visit:
Certification Program Podcast: http://www.netobjectives.com/blogs/announcing-scrum-certification-net-ob...

About Net Objectives
www.netobjectives.com

Net Objectives is the nation’s premier Lean-Agile training company with the most extensive curriculum. Practice areas include: Lean Software Development, Scrum Process and Analysis, Agile Architecture, Test-Driven Development, Agile Design Patterns, Quality Assurance and more. The company delivers comprehensive assessments, training, coaching, mentoring and consulting via public courses and custom in-house corporate programs focused on the practical implementation of Lean-Agile practices. Founded in 1999 by Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives is a diverse and talented team of Agile Experts headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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Contact:

Alan Shalloway, CEO
Net Objectives
Phone: 888-LEAN-AGILE (888-532-6244) x85
Fax: 425-642-8202
press@netobjectives.com
http://www.netobjectives.com