Being an SAP consultant, I’ve been working (the last 16 years) primarily using the ASAP (Waterfall) methodology, until on last years TechEd in Madrid I’ve attended Twan van den Broeks session about Scrum and SAP.
Scrum is a way for teams to work together to develop a product. Product development, using Scrum, occurs in small pieces, with each piece building upon previously created pieces. Building products one small piece at a time encourages creativity and enables teams to respond to feedback and change, to build exactly and only what is needed.
It took me another trip to the TechEd this year to realize that, besides attending Twans session last year, I only talked the talk but didn’t walk the Scrum walk. That’s why I registered at scrum.org and started to read and learn the Scrum guide.
After having read the guide a couple of times, I felt confident enough to take the free PSM-I assessment. As I passed this free test, $100 was transferred which gave me the opportunity to take the Professional Scrum Master level 1 (PSM I) assessment. This assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate his or her fundamental knowledge of the Scrum framework and its application.
(Luckily?) I did score more than the desired/minimal 85%, thus I received the industry recognized PSM I Certification.
What a great way to close an interesting year 🙂
Enjoy your holiday break and see you next year!