Re: Job outlook?
> CSM does not make a good Scrum Master though :)Just to clarify, I take it you mean the certification does not BY
> Anyone that is trying to hire a _good_ Scrum Master would know that,
ITSELF make you a ScrumMaster. Or are you saying the course itself has
Is there anyone looking out for Agile BA/ Scrum Master in NY,NJ,PA area. I am on a lookout and need one asap.
--- On Sat, 12/6/08, Peter Stevens <peterstev@...> wrote:
From: Peter Stevens <peterstev@...>
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Job outlook?
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 4:24 AM
George Dinwiddie schrieb:
Gerry Kirk wrote:
> Mark, where are these job mailing lists? I'm looking for some Agile
> coaching opportunities. There is a Scrum job yahoo mailing list that has
> no activity, and the XP jobs list is marginally active. Are there any
> others, as I am looking for opportunities.
I would also keep an eye on the Agile-ANN list, as some jobs get
announced there. And rather than check the individual job boards, you
might want to search on http://www.indeed. com/
As for the demand for scrummasters, I'm seeing that there is some. I
had a client that was looking for scrummasters to hire with little
success. Some companies just try to turn project managers into
scrummasters, but that doesn't always work so well. You might find some
scrummaster opportunities on the job boards. Coaching opportunities, as
Mark says, less so.
Searching on indeed.com produces interesting results.
Search for "Scrum Master" in Washington DC, Jobs by Estimated Salary:
* $60,000+ (75)
* $80,000+ (48)
* $100,000+ (28)
* $120,000+ (16)
* $150,000+ (4)
Search for "Certified Scrum Master" in Washington DC, Jobs by Estimated Salary:
* $90,000+ (14)
* $120,000+ (2)
Search for "Scrum Coach" in Washington found no matches.
While I don't know how reliable these estimates are, it seems the market values the certification. This is a sign that Scrum is becoming mainstream.
This also explains the pressure the improve the CSM status. I believe that starting in Q2 the Scrum-Alliance will require the certification test. Does passing it mean you are a good Scrum Master? Of course not. The same can be said of drivers, pilots, teachers, lawyers and anyone else who needs a certification to practice their trade. But the certification assures that a minimum standard of knowledge has been demonstrated.
-- Peter Stevens, CSM, CSP www.tinyurl. com/Scrum- In-House- Training www.scrum-breakfast .com tel: +41 44 586 6450