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2273[scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum and Career Ladder

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  • PaulOldfield1@compuserve.com
    Dec 1, 2003
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      > (Deb)
      > In an agile team, people are encouraged to find their "niche", and a
      > niche well-filled is more valuable than many fancy job titles. And
      > over time, niches will come and go, just as technologies and
      > lifecycle stages do. I think there is a difficulty mapping to such
      > linear metaphors from within the somewhat chaotic, "emergent"
      > nature of agile teams.
      > Is there some kind of organic metaphor can we use?

      Scott Ambler's concept of a "Generalising Specialist" may be
      pertinent here; one's knowledge becomes both broader
      and deeper as time progresses, becoming more flexible
      and more generally useful by learning the basics of a broad
      range of skills, while also becoming more expert in a few
      specialisations. Perhaps the concept of progression from
      Apprentice through Journeyman to Master is appropriate,
      without specifying those topics in which one may become

      Paul Oldfield
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