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True Agile Certifications - Purchased or Earned...?

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* What role do certifications play in us choosing the people we work with and trust?

* Especially when it comes to Agile Certifications - how do we evaluate alternatives to choose the most reliable Certifications in the market?

* How does the way in which we approach certifications in our professional life compare to the way in which we approach certifications in our personal life - for instance, the way in which we might choose a pediatrician for our child?

This presentation takes us on a guided inquiry through these questions.

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True Agile Certifications - Purchased or Earned...?

  1. 1. 1© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com EARNED PURCHASED TRUE CERTIFICATION ?OR
  2. 2. 2© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com •Where would you start…? •Is it risky…? • What’s at stake? Looking for a Pediatrician…
  3. 3. 3© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Theoretical Knowledge Track Record Recommendations Core Values Recommendations Ethics “Chemistry” HIRED! Practical Skills Managing the Risk…
  4. 4. 4© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Future of Customers Future of Investors Future of Our Company Future of Our Team •Where would you start…? •Is it risky….? • What’s at stake? Looking for a New Team Member…
  5. 5. 5© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Theoretical Knowledge Track Record Recommendations Core Values Recommendations Ethics “Chemistry” HIRED! Practical Skills Managing the Risk…
  6. 6. 6© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Theoretical Knowledge Track Record Recommendations Core Values Recommendations Ethics “Chemistry” HIRED! Practical Skills Managing the Risk…Or Not
  7. 7. 7© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com OR ? Choices…
  8. 8. 8© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Choices •Which certificate will you choose? •What will it say about you as a… • PROFESSIONAL: Preparing to manage stakeholder risk • RECRUITER: Finding a team member for your client • HIRING MANAGER: Delivering value to your stakeholders • TEAM MEMBER: Picking your next scrum team member
  9. 9. 9© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com •Remember the stakes… •Do you take your new team member’s certifications seriously…? •As seriously as you take your pediatrician’s certifications? Stakes…
  10. 10. 10© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com In Closing… • Complex software delivery is a risky business • The stakes are high – for customers, investors, employers, colleagues • We MUST earn this trust each day • One way to earn the trust is through assessments • Assessments can be earned or bought – its your choice • CHOOSE YOUR ASSESSMENTS WISELY!
  11. 11. 11© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com In Closing… NOTIS
  12. 12. 12© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Learn More… https://www.scrum.org/Assessments
  13. 13. 13© SmoothApps 2015 All rights reserved. www.smoothapps.com Let’s Talk… Ravi Verma The Org Whisperer SMOOTHAPPS 214-785-5570 smoothapps smoothapps orgwhisperer Ravi.Verma@SmoothApps.com

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