Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Do you believe in the Scrum Alliance?

I got an interesting inquiry today:
I am a Scrum Practitioner and agile believer too. The reason of my contact is regarding a blog post I came across in your blog - scrum breakfast. I'd like to first thank you for providing visibility of important changes happening in Scrum Alliance and I would like to ask you what will be your position towards your membership in Scrum Alliance. Will you continue to be a member? Will you move to Scrum.org ? What would you recommend for someone who is a CSP trying to pursue a Trainer status at this moment in light of these big changes that happened in Scrum Alliance? Thanks.
My response:

The jury is still out on why these changes occurred and what they mean for the Scrum Alliance. I still believe in the Scrum Alliance so I am working to make it a better place. I am unlikely to move to scrum.org.

I do believe that CSTs represent the highest standards in the industry, and would encourage you to pursue CST certification. AFAIK, the CST is the only Scrum trainer certification for which candidates must a) apply as opposed to being recruited (if not spammed!) and b) demonstrate guide-level competency in Scrum theory, practice and teaching skills. I believe that if you are a CST, any Scrum oriented organization would be happy to have you.


Update: I have included a link to the InfoQ article about the changes. Scrum Alliance Directors Resign. Four directors resigned, the Secretary stepped down, and one director returned.



3 comments:

bigpinots said...

What changes at Scrum Alliance are you referring to Peter?

bigpinots said...

Peter, what changes in Scrum Alliance is your post referring to?

Peter said...

Several Board resignations (and one return in the space of a few months. AFAIK the only reporting on the changes has been article on InfoQ: Scrum Alliance Directors Resign