Re: [scrumdevelopment] Certified Scrum Tester
- Thanks Ron. Your answer makes me want to attend your course immediately. :)
On 07/01/10 15:57, Ron Jeffries wrote:
> Hello, Markus. On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 2:05:11 PM, you
>> Yesterday I researched the topic of the CSD. Being a tester, one thing that
>> interested me was how to get certified as a tester for Scrum. Valueing a
>> cross-functional team inside Scrum, I was wondering how programmers and testers
>> get integrated on the certification level.
> Some of the other answers here were pretty good. As far as I know,
> there is no "official" answer at the Scrum Alliance level, nor does
> there need to be.
> My course with Chet does not contemplate having "pure" testers in
> the class, nor is it incompatible with that. A tester who can read
> Java, or better yet write it, may be able to contribute more. The
> course includes automated acceptance "checking", so a tester who can
> use tools like FitNesse could contribute strongly there. And, of
> course, a good tester is a great asset as the team tries to figure
> out what the Product Owner means by whatever they're saying.
> In our classes, there are always many points where the inquiring
> mind of a tester might have drawn out important issues and avoided
> I could imagine a CSD course directed at testers, and I'm quite sure
> that the SA would look favorably on such a thing as leading to the
> CSD. Whether there need to be "branches" of the CSD I'm not sure. My
> own philosophy leads me to want cross-functional people as well as
> cross-functional teams, so I would prefer to have all the team
> members familiar with and at least basically capable in all the key
> development practices.
> Ron Jeffries
> Talent determines how fast you get good, not how good you get.
> -- Richard Gabriel