# Saturday, November 08, 2008

Last week I got the opportunity to take a Certified ScrumMaster class from SolutionsIQ in Seattle.  It was a very good class, and I came away with a deeper understanding of how Scrum is supposed to work.  I’ve actually been working on (nominally) Scrum projects for a while, but the class gave me a chance to catch up on the formal vocabulary and practice the range of skills involved in running a Scrum project. 

Scrum takes a fair amount of discipline to do successfully, I think, but if you can pull it off it provides (in my experience so far) the best way to run a small development team working on a business application.  One of the things that I think hinders Agile adoption is lack of training.  It’s easy to declare a project agile, when what you really mean is “we don’t have a plan”, or “we don’t write anything down” but that’s not likely to achieve the same level of success. :-)  There’s a fair amount of work involved in running a Scrum project, and from that perspective I don’t think it’s any less work than running a traditional waterfall project, you just end up with (hopefully) better results in terms of building working software that meets your product owner’s requirements. 

To that end, I think it’s very valuable to get the team trained on the formal methodology around Scrum (or you agile methodology of choice).  I don’t think that means everyone on the team needs to be a ScrumMaster, but there are a wide range of courses available for introduction a team to Scrum (or whatever) that would really make a difference to a teams successful adoption of the methodology. 

Saturday, November 08, 2008 11:16:11 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:20:09 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Patrick Cauldwell,
I gone through your post dated on Thursday, August 10, 2006 ,with topic name "ADAM + AzMan == still not there ".
I too facing the same problem in my application and doesnt know how to get ride of this problem with which suffering for quite long days.
Any sort of your help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
thiru.
Thiru
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:22:38 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I don't have any blogs ,as of now.
You can send your reply to my e-mail id: thiru2080@hotmail.com

Regards,
thiru.
Thiru
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