51290Re: [scrumdevelopment] Purpose of the Scrum Guide
- May 17, 2011If Scrum has grown beyond its authors/inventors/discoverers/pioneers/original thought leaders or whatever you want to call them, who decides what is Scrum and what it is not?How can you certify someone in something if there is no 'definitive' thing to certify them against?The Scrum Guide may not be the definition of Scrum but if it is not, what is?SteveStephen R. PalmerCertified Scrum Practitioner 2009, FDD Associate, Coad-Certified MentorAuthor of 'A Practical Guide to Feature-Driven Development'On 17 May 2011, at 16:26, Mark Levison wrote:
Does the Scrum Guide need a purpose? Does it need to be the centre of the universe? I just see it as another source of information.I also have some thoughts around the importance of personalities and thought leaders: http://agilepainrelief.com/notesfromatooluser/2011/05/agile-gurus-or-thought-leaders.htmlWe should be forever thankful to Ken, Jeff, Mike and Martine (tell me if I've missed anyone) for giving us Scrum, but it has long since grown beyond just them.So the Scrum Guide is a useful tool and a good summary but no more.
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