No – I’m not talking about being excellent at rugby; I’m referring to one of the Agile software development approaches. Scrum is becoming extremely popular among developers that are adopting Agile approaches. One of my portfolio companies – Rally Software – has started teaching Certified ScrumMaster classes and recently had a glowing review in Software Development Magazine. The article summarizes things well.
Although the ScrumMaster training class is put on by an agile software tools vendor, it is definitely not a thinly disguised sales pitch. The Rally tools weren’t mentioned until a class member asked about them. All in all, if you’re looking to quickly become a Certified ScrumMaster (a resume enhancer for sure), this hands-on class will get you going from 0 to 60 in two days flat.