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arnel nicolas
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This exam gives me a little bit of interest. Does anyone here already tried taking this exam? Is this worth in the industry? I wonder if this is already standardized. More info is here
Lasse Koskela
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I've taken the course three times. Every time I've found it useful. Not so much because of the content (I run Scrum courses myself) but because of the people that are there on the course. I've found it useful to hear about the experiences of people who have or are adopting Scrum.

The course is only "standard" to the degree that the trainer has been qualified by the leading figures in the Scrum ecosystem. In practice, the actual course differs quite drastically based on who's the instructor.


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Ilja Preuss
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Also remember that all that is *certified* is that you received a two day course. The certificate doesn't certify that you actually obtained any specific knowledge (although you probably did).


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Scott Ambler
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See this article about agile certification for my thoughts about CSM. As was pointed out earlier, the only thing that it certifies is that you paid for and showed up to a two day course. Not much to brag out, IMHO.

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Ilja Preuss
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See also the Agile Alliance's statement on certification: http://www.agilealliance.org/show/1796
Meera Pallath
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I don't believe in Agile methodology. Our company had been doing it for the past 3.5 years. I attending scrum master course. Agile estimation and planning sessions.
TDD is good. These stories, points .. all these in my opinion is really really worthless
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Meera Pallath:
These stories, points .. all these in my opinion is really really worthless


What are you doing instead, and how does it work better?
Meera Pallath
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We are not doing anything else.Continuing with stories and points and adding rework. God knows how long it will take the management to realize this. Focus changes from the big picture to the immediate task in hand and I find that we are introducing a lot of rework.... But heh! that is Agile...work with the set of information in hand
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Meera Pallath:
We are not doing anything else.Continuing with stories and points and adding rework. God knows how long it will take the management to realize this. Focus changes from the big picture to the immediate task in hand and I find that we are introducing a lot of rework.... But heh! that is Agile...work with the set of information in hand


Do you have a Product Backlog?

And what kind of rework are you talking about?
 
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