- The PAL-I assessment is designed to test experience with agile leadership in the real world. It is the test associated
and included in the Professional Agile Leadership – Essentials training course;
- PAL-I is an intermediate-level assessment requiring knowledge of Scrum, combined with experience of the challenges faced in leading real agile teams;
- There are 36 questions;
- The time limit is one hour;
- A score of 85% is required to pass. Questions are weighted by difficulty and partial marks are available in some cases (for example, if a question asks “Select the best three answers”, one mark is awarded for each);
- In order to prepare, it is recommended to read the Scrum Guide a couple of times and re-do the Scrum and PSPO Open assessments;
- PAL-E participants who attempt the PAL-I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
There are many useful articles to support your learning on the Agile Leadership Learning Path. The topics listed in the left navigation of this page match with the topic areas covered in the PAL-I assessment. In addition to this, the following articles are useful:
- The Evidence-Based-Management guide, published by Scrum.org, is at the heart of the approach taught in the “Measuring Agility” section of the class.
- The Scrum Values and what they mean for leadership
For your bookshelf
These books are not essential for the assessment, but if you wanted to supplement your learning with some further reading, these titles were used to develop the course material and would be a good place to start.
- ”The Responsibility Process” (Christopher Avery)
- ”Extreme Ownership” (Jocko Willink & Leif Babin)
- ”Sense & Respond” (Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden)
- ”Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-truths & Total Nonsense” (Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert I. Sutton)
- “Reinventing Organizations” (Frederic Laloux)
- “The Serving Leader” (Ken Jennings & John Stahl-Wert)
- “The Greater Goal” (Ken Jennings and Heather Hyde)
- Mastering Leadership (Robert. J. Anderson & William A. Adams)
- “Servant Leadership In Action” (Ken Blanchard)
- “The W.I.E.R.D CEO” (Charles Towers-Clark)
Taking the Assessment
Once you have received your code and feel ready, schedule 60 minutes when you will not be interrupted then complete the following:
- Login to your Scrum.org account.
- Navigate to the PAL-I Assessment page. Important details about the assessment are listed on this page
- Click the Start Assessment button in the middle of the page
- Enter your provided password
When you have passed a Professional level assessment (PAL-I) with a score of 85% or higher, a downloadable, printable certificate and badge will be added directly into your Scrum.org member account profile.
Please check your member profile to download and print your certificate. To access your profile, click on your name, which will appear at the top of any Scrum.org page whenever you are logged into your account. Please feel free to use your Scrum.org certificate and badge to represent your status and understanding of Scrum.