5 Saturdays Education Program Announces Scrum Alliance Sponsorship Will Support Initiatives Focused On Teaching Students Agile & Scrum Principles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…Feb. 19, 2015…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an innovative Orange County-based education program, today announced that it has received sponsorship from Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community.


The sponsorship will be used by 5 Saturdays to launch its inaugural education efforts in Los Angeles and Orange counties, including workshops for students and volunteer facilitators. Two certifications will be offered in 2015, including Certified Agility Facilitator for 5 Saturdays’ workshop facilitators and Certified Associate Team Agility Leader for students.


5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said that sponsorship from Scrum Alliance is an important milestone for the organization. “We are committed to exposing students to careers in technology and business and teaching them Agile topics such as Scrum, which can be used to tackle complex projects. These are important skills that can help students now and in the future. We are pleased to receive support from Scrum Alliance for our education initiatives and the communities we serve.”


“Scrum Alliance is pleased to support this initiative. I have seen how using Scrum can inspire students to do things far beyond the limits they set for themselves,” said Carol McEwan, Managing Director for Scrum Alliance. “Our mission is to transform the world of work by guiding organizations to become prosperous, to inspire people and to create value for society. By sponsoring 5 Saturdays, together, we hope to inspire another group of up and coming leaders.”


About Scrum Alliance

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance is the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association with more than 350,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to “Transform the World of Work” by guiding organizations to become prosperous and sustainable, to inspire people, and to create value for society. Scrum is at the foundation of all its products, services, and solutions. For more information, please visit www.scrumalliance.org.


About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.




For Information Contact:
Dave Cornelius, DM, 5 Saturdays