Strengthening expertise and congratulations to the two certified SCRUM Masters in the ITQuick team!
The PSM I program is a guarantee of professionalism and compliance with high international standards in Scrum project management. The Scrum.org exam is challenging, with requirements for flawless mastery of Scrum theory and advanced English proficiency: candidates must answer 80 questions in 60 minutes, with at least 85% of questions correctly answered to pass. This diploma is quite difficult to obtain, but it is indefinite, and there is no need to confirm it every two years.
Between November and February, two certified Scrum Masters appeared in our team: Dmitry Shishkin and Anna Senkina. They have a very rich experience in Scrum projects. Thanks to this, the preparation for the exam was quite successful. Answering the question of how much time it took, Dmitry shrugs his shoulders and says: «Two weeks, and … 10 years of previous experience !
PSM certification is both a confirmation of professional level and an opportunity to work with those partners for whom it is reputationally important. And of course, it gives a strong impetus for development, an opportunity to compare one’s understanding with the set standard.
At the moment Scrum is the most popular method of project management in the Agile concept. It provides the ability to flexibly change the goals depending on changing external conditions. Scrum is the best solution when developing brand new products under conditions of uncertainty, when even the client can not clearly articulate the final objectives. All work is carried out with direct participation of the customer and within independent teams responsible for the result. Progress is achieved in short 2 week sprints. Scrum Master is responsible for organizing team work, coaching, and the alignment of the work, so the team feels responsible for the result. Ideally, the Scrum Master should make it so that the team does not need him.
In the next article we will tell more about Scrum, the differences between Scrum Master and Project Manager and the peculiarities of national psychology! And now congratulations again to Dmitry and Anna!