Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Agile, Scrum and CSM

Nowadays a lot of companies/software developers wants to get Certified Scrum Master(CSM) certifications. I don't understand why they are in such a hurry. Mostly CSM courses cost anywhere between 1000 - 2000 USD.

I have heard, The Scrum Alliance and the CSTs(Certified Scrum Trainers) are making a lot of money out of it. After looking at the commercial aspect emerging out of Agile methods, and on a lighter note,
I have come up with an analogy.

Agile could be compared to any open source software developed by a bunch of geeks to solve a specific set of problem(s).

Scrum could be compared to the companies who make use of open source softwares, and build a product around it, sell it and make money.

1 comment:

jmckenna said...

I find people want the certification. The Scrum Alliance is working on improving this process and have certifications mean more. Agile is crossing the chasm. It means more structure. This always happens when technology and processes mature.