Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Masters degree helps with Agile PM career?
- On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Steve <steve@...> wrote:
Thanks for pointingout Aberdeen Uni's offering - always good to know what new stuff is going on.
Sort of commisereations about your job but I'm gussing that you wouldn't have been happy in an organisation that works out it's head count that way!Well the head count thing is a non-issue really, but it would have been demotivating to invest 3 years effort into studying something and not get to use it.
In terms of Agile 'academic' qualifications, I know of no other in the UK than the UCLAN offering (and now Aberdeen); intersting to hear your observation that the community is rejecting certifications. That is not my direct experience; can you share any examples that lead you to the observation?Comments from people at various conferences (at least the community conferences I go to, I understand some of the more enterprisy conferences might be different), things agile leaders say, comments coming from developer forums in general, as well as mailing lists like these.There seem to be a vocal-minority making money from the certification business that defend them, but apart from that people seem to be railing against them more and more. At least that is my perception.By community I meant the agile community (as opposed to the agile industry), but other software development communities seem to be against certification too, in general at least.I did not mean the "business community" they generally still seem to be sticking to certifications as a crutch unfortunately, which means many of us feel obliged to hand over the cash, at least until we can build up a reputation strong enough to make certifications irrelevant.But it can be a controversial topic, so I won't try to defend any opinion too strongly one way or another, at least not in this thread :-)