I have to say, I’ve been a little surprised by some of the responses to my last post on Scrum Certification. For the record, I’d like to restate my position as simply and with as few words as I possibly can:
1. Scrum is a simple framework for empirical process control. That is why it is so effective.
2. Scrum does not tell us how to write code or how to be good product owners. It is up to us to bring our knowledge and experience in ways that are unique to our context.
3. I do not believe it is right to offer certification when there is not standard or a published set of competencies. We should not certify more than Scrum is willing to include in its body of knowledge.
I am all for holding classes that teach us how to be better developers and better product owners, and even better ScrumMasters. I do not believe this training should be called certification.
That is my point. If my point makes you angry, just remember… sacred cows make the best hamburgers!