Agile development: Scrum


Agile frameworks are gaining momentum in software development and beyond. One of them, called Scrum, caught my attention recently.

I’ve had a privilege to work in one of the biggest dot-coms in Europe and immerse myself in the agile environment. I’ve had an opportunity to witness first hand that efficiencies gained through adopting an agile method cannot be underestimated.

To structure my knowledge and practical experience, I’ve decided to study for the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) exam offered by the Scrum Alliance.

I can highly recommend the two-day course which is a pre-requisite for the certification. This short module helps put everything into perspective and allows you to practice some of the key concepts in a safe environment during a number of workshops. For example, I’ve had an opportunity to work with the product backlog, facilitate sprint planning and retrospective sessions and write user stories.

It also clarifies the role of the Scrum Master in the team as a servant-leader and their relationship with Product Owner and the development team.

Find out more on the Scrum Alliance website.


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