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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Certified Scrum Master Training

We sent nine people to CSM training last week. I can't recommend it enough. They see the light. The one practice I'd suggest is to get them together in a room and talk about what they learned and reflect on how the company is using Scrum. There's not "one way" to do Scrum. You are encouraged to change the practice as you use it to fit your environment. It is useful to "follow the rules" at the beginning to learn the reasons for Agile let team ownership soak into the culture.

However new CSM grads can be a bit fanatical. Talk it through before they hit the team!

4 comments:

Corvus said...

I just discovered you via Gameblog.org. Coincidently, the Scrum book I just picked up at the library yesterday is waggling its eyebrows at me in a suggestive fashion. I'm sure I'll be back before long with questions and thoughts.

I am glad to hear you say that there's no "one way" to do Scrum!

Clinton Keith said...

Look forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Are there any SCRUM trainers or courses that you recommend that are tailored for game developers?

Thanks!

Clinton Keith said...

I'd recommend Mike Cohn's CSM class. He has worked with us for years and knows about applying Scrum to VGD.

Good luck!