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Originally posted by Darya Akbari: Well I in the first place I thought the same that Scrum is one of those Software Development methods, but some here at JavaRanch say that Scrum is about project management.
That would include me. There is nothing in Scrum about software development at all, it is purely about managing small, self-organizing teams. Though it is often used for projects involving software, Scrum is also successfully used for other types of projects.
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The PMP exam won't have any questions specifically about SCRUM. But if you have a good understanding of SCRUM, then that will give you a good leg up on studying for the PMP exam. The reason for this is that if you've spent time thinking about SCRUM, then you probably have a good understanding of a lot of the ideas behind team communication, project schedule constraints, and activity sequencing, and those are core concepts that you need to understand to become PMP certified.
You'll still have studying to do, though!
Author of Learning Agile, Beautiful Teams, Head First C#, and Head First PMP (O'Reilly)
for PMP exam you should take the internationally famous PMP exam. However, this exam is very difficult and truly distinguishes any one who pass it and many companies specifically require it from project management.
I present here an iphone game that can help you prepare for the exam in a fun and easy way. It will introduce you to the 42 process from the PMBOK. The game is sold on the app store for 0.99 which is much less than the exam fee, so I think it’s worth it.
Buy the game from: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pmp-inputs-and-outputs/id405813718?mt=8 Check the game on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXsM5odjpCU Also there is a flash version on the developers site at www.kuwaitat.com
You might also want to download the free game that will introduce you to the 42 process from the same developer called PMP Drag and Drop from: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pmp-exam-drag-and-drop/id397206368?mt=8
[size=18]Scrum is not a process or a technique for building products, rather it is a framework within which you can employ various processes & techniques
The business sets the “priorities”. Teams self-organize to determine the best way to deliver the highest priority features
Three legs of Scrum
Transparency – Ensures problems are visible so that it can be resolved
Inspection- Unaccepted variances in the process can be detected
Adaptation- Adjustments are made quickly to minimize further deviation