FAQs on Pay it Forward Classes

1. What is the spirit behind the ‘Pay it Forward’ Program?

The spirit behind the Pay it Forward Program is that money should not be a barrier for learning about Agile and Scrum. Each class has an early bird price, a list price, and a suggested donation. If any of these prices are still too high, then there is the “Pay it Forward” option: pay what you can afford! This option would enable many who could otherwise have not attended this class, to enroll and benefit from it.

2. Why is it called ‘Pay it Forward’ course?

This course is funded on a donation-basis, where the attendees quote their own price.

Although it is a Pay it Forward training, like any other training, we do have some basic expenditures like paying for the trainer’s hotel and travel expenses, the training room, etc. Therefore, we ask that those who can pay the regular and early-bird prices to do their bit, so that everyone can attend the course.

Our purpose for conducting these classes is to spread awareness about Scrum, as we strongly believe in its capacity to transform workplaces for the better. We would like EVERYONE to benefit from this new way of working and so we have mitigated the cost factor from our Pay it Forward classes. In short, these classes enable us to give back to the community.

3. You say it is a Pay it Forward training, then why do you have ‘regular’ and ‘early bird’ prices?

Although it is a Pay it Forward training, like any other training, we do have some basic expenditures like paying for the trainer’s hotel and travel expenses, the training room, etc. Therefore, we ask that those who can pay the regular and early-bird prices to do their bit, so that everyone can attend the course.

4. Is this is a certified training course?

No, this is NOT a certified training course. However, you can earn 8PDUs for attending this course.

To receive certification, you must attend the regular Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)/Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) classes.

How are the Pay it Forward classes different from the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes?

5. How is this training different from the 2-day certified trainings?

The 2-day certified trainings (Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)/Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)) offer an in-depth understanding of Scrum and the role of a ScrumMaster/Product Owner. At the end of these trainings, there is a certification exam from Scrum Alliance.

On the other hand, the Pay it Forward class is a 1-day course offering a basic overview of Scrum and its various components. There is no certification to this class.

How are the Pay it Forward classes different from the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes?

6. What is taught in the “Pay it Forward” class?

The Pay it Forward class is a 1-day course offering a basic overview of Scrum and its various components.

7. Are there any pre-requisites that I need to have to attend these trainings?

There are no pre-requisites to participate in the training, other than an interest in learning about Scrum, and the willingness to participate in learning and interacting throughout the day.

8. Am I eligible for Pay it Forward even if I am employed/I am earning, but not in a position to pay?

Our purpose for conducting the Pay it Forward classes is to spread awareness about Scrum, as we strongly believe in its capacity to transform workplaces for the better; we would be happy for you to attend our class!

9. I’ve been out of work for a while and really can’t afford much. I don’t want to take someone’s seat that can pay more. Would it still be okay to attend the class even if I’m paying very little?

Our purpose for conducting the Pay it Forward classes is to spread awareness about Scrum, as we strongly believe in its capacity to transform workplaces for the better; we would be happy for you to attend our class!

10. Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you may pay in installments. Please contact us for further information.

11. What is the money generated from these Pay it Forward trainings used for?

We use the money generated from these Pay it Forward trainings to pay for the trainer’s hotel and travel expenses, the training venue, the light refreshments served at the class, and to advertise for other Pay it Forward classes conducted elsewhere.

Our trainers have been very large-hearted in conducting these trainings for free.

2 Responses to FAQs on Pay it Forward Classes.

  1. maryann evans says:

    I really like this concept. As a PMP, I would like to volunteer my time to teach as PM class. Please let me know if this would help your pay-it-forward program.

    Sincerely,
    Maryann Evans

  2. Venke says:

    Appreciate the help you are rendering to people who cannot afford

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