Monday, July 28, 2008


Scrum Certification is a big fat joke!

I bet you don't know what it takes to become a certified Scrum Master...

For certification be truly meaningful, a certification must have some sort of experiential component to it (typically involving internship or apprenticeship) and the applications must be verified by other certified professionals.

The Scrum Alliance continues to embarrass itself, and to a lesser extent the agile community as a whole, with its continued operation of the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) program. To "earn" this designation you need to take a two-day course, at the end of which, the instructor decides whether to award you with it. There is no test and there appears to be a 99 percent plus pass rate.

It is clearly deceptive to claim that you're a "certified master" of something after taking a two-day course. Maybe those who are believers in the Agile Manifesto can learn something from the OWASP Certification Project...

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