Category Archives: Scrum

Professional or Certified?

Certified. Adjective. Having met the official requirements that are needed to do particular type of work.

Professional. Adjective. Conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession.

Do you prefer your football players to be certified or professional? What about your auto mechanics? Does it matter?

Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Initially I had no preference for either of these certifications. I chose to enter the realm of Agile Project Management through the broader avenue of the PMI-ACP. As I have been immersing myself in the Agile world over the last year I have come to realize something. Many people seem to act as if Agile and Scrum are interchangeable. (They are not.) As I strive for Agility in all I do I started to look into Scrum certification. I found two recognized and competing certifications. Continue reading

Agile is not Scrum

When looking for information on Agile, software development is the most common industry represented. Within those results more often than not Scrum is used as the implementation. Many articles that try to talk about Agile in a generic sense use terminology from Scrum. A common side effect of this is that many people associate Agile and Scrum on a 1 to 1 level. This is a problem.

Continue reading