2273[scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum and Career Ladder
- Dec 1, 2003
>Scott Ambler's concept of a "Generalising Specialist" may be
> 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?
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
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