aspose file tools*
The moose likes Agile and Other Processes and the fly likes HF PMP question: SCRUM? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Agile and Other Processes
Bookmark "HF PMP question: SCRUM?" Watch "HF PMP question: SCRUM?" New topic
Author

HF PMP question: SCRUM?

Rogerio Kioshi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 689
Hello,

I've read about SCRUM. Does PMP have anything to do with this metodology?


SCEA 5 (part 1), SCBCD, SCWCD, SCJP, CLP, CLS
Jeanne Boyarsky
internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30537
    
150

Rogerio,
No. SCRUM is a development/process methodology. PMP is a project management certification.


[Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Blogging on Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, OCAJP, OCPJP beta, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Darya Akbari
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Posts: 1855
Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky:
Rogerio,
No. SCRUM is a development/process methodology. PMP is a project management certification.


Wasn't Scrum a project management approach


SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD
Hong Anderson
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
Originally posted by Darya Akbari:


Wasn't Scrum a project management approach

I don't think so. Scrum is a development process.

Development and Project Management are very different.


SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 5.0, SCEA 5, SCBCD 5; OCUP - Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced; IBM Certified Solution Designer - OOAD, vUML 2; SpringSource Certified Spring Professional
Darya Akbari
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Posts: 1855
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.
Ilja Preuss
author
Sheriff

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
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.


The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Andrew Stellman
Author
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 44
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!


<i>Andrew Stellman<br />Author, "Head First C#" and "Head First PMP"</i><br /><a href="http://www.stellman-greene.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Building Better Software</a> - <a href="http://www.stellman-greene.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.stellman-greene.com</a>
Hong Anderson
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
I think I should take a look at this Scrum .
sami slen
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 1
Helllo,
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

Venkatraman Rajaram
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 21, 2010
Posts: 3
[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
[/size]
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: HF PMP question: SCRUM?