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33863Re: [scrumdevelopment] What about this? I'm already dodging for cover !

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  • Angela Druckman
    Oct 27, 2008
      Perhaps the phrase "position paper" set me off -

      That, to me, sounds like I am going to have to defend my interest in learning more about Scrum, I guess, to prove I am worthy of even being allow "on the path", so to speak.  I have no argument with setting a more stringent standard to be called "ScrumMaster" - I simply think there should always be a path for anyone who wants to learn, regardless of how totally clueless they may start out--

         --Angela



      From: Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...>
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 4:42:02 PM
      Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] What about this? I'm already dodging for cover !

      Hello, Angela. On Monday, October 27, 2008, at 4:37:43 PM, you
      wrote:

      > As much as we all get tired of seeing people doing strange things and calling it Scrum -

      > I think the Scrum community already sometimes has an elitist feel
      > to it from a newcomers point of view.  I wouldn't want to scare
      > more people off by making it more so.  I understand it is in the
      > works to have a more rigorous certification standard for CSM, and
      > that is great.  But everyone has to start somewhere.

      > Why not welcome anyone who wants to learn more, even if they
      > haven't a clue to start?  People don't know what they don't
      > know--why punish them for that fact?

      I don't see how punishment got into the equation here. Why call them
      "Certified ScrumMaster" if they can't answer a reasonable number of
      questions about what it is to be one?

      Ron Jeffries
      www.XProgramming. com
      www.xprogramming. com/blog
      We accomplish what we understand. If we are to accomplish something
      together, we need to understand it together.


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