What Certified Scrum Master Is Not

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM): is it worth the money? What does it me to be certified?

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What Certified Scrum Master Is Not

  1. 1. What Certified ScrumMaster is NOT! www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  2. 2. Who is a ScrumMaster? • A person who understands SCRUM • .. Helps other people understand SCRUM • .. Guides people on SCRUM adoption • .. Facilitates the project team and clients to get the benefits from using SCRUM • .. Serves the project team by removing obstacles and helps them to overcome complexities • .. One of those who leads SCRUM adoption at the enterprise •… www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  3. 3. Dictionary definition Certification is • a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts or • confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  4. 4. Can a ScrumMaster • … be attested by “stated facts” ? • … be confirmed through use of “documentary evidence” ? www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  5. 5. Analogy Certified S andwich Maker www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  6. 6. A Certified SandwichMaker is • A professional in sandwich making • He knows exactly how to make the best sandwiches • He knows how to make a sandwich that you find delicious • He has a lot of practical experience (maybe 10 years of sandwich making?..) Can we apply this to a Certified ScrumMaster? www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  7. 7. Certified SandwichMaker vs. Certified ScrumMaster :) www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  8. 8. Looking for the right words If NOT “certified” then … • maybe ‘Licensed’ • maybe ‘Trained’ • maybe ‘He who obtained the training’ • .. who attended the two-day class taught by one of Scrum trainers… Does it really matter as long as we understand the meaning correctly? www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  9. 9. Will you buy a certificate by mail? www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  10. 10. Surveys show 100 90 80 70 60 50 Yes 40 No 30 20 Maybe 10 0 will you will you will you pay buy the attend w/o yourself? cert? the cert? www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  11. 11. What does it mean? People value the two-day live trainings itself run by experienced World-known trainers. They look at the certificate as a bonus to that. www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  12. 12. What does it mean to me? CSM can be your next step in becoming a good ScrumMaster www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org
  13. 13. Come to the next CSM class! www.AgileUkraine.org © 2007, Alexey Krivitsky, alexey@agileukraine.org

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