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Is There Value in Scrum Certification?

I’m glad to see the Scrum Alliance is taking steps towards a better testing process to designate certification, especially with the recently released CSM exam objectives.

There are some widely varying opinions on the validity of Scrum certification but I think, much like any education, it’s not the sole means of determining qualification for a position. Continue reading

Delivering Value Fast – The Retrospective

6% left on my battery and no power cord in site so I’ll be brief.  The workshop didn’t get into tactics or execution details but it gave me and the team members a great insight into the product owner role.  The biggest statement that stuck with me was that early on Jeff mentioned that it is impossible for one person to fill the ‘product owner’ role.   Sure there is ‘one’ product owner, but that person needs to be supported by a team and not locked in room to figure it all out themselves.

My takeaways:

– mapping user stories to a ‘narritive’ or timeline to help understand the product and how users use it
– how to build a better product backlog and plan releases

More to come….now where’s that power cord…