Q&A on Scrum as a Framework

March 20, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Q: Do you have to teach Scrum as just a framework?

A: No, of course not.

Q: Then why is it taught that way by certified trainers?

A: I suspect because CSTs need to be consistent in the training of Scrum in order to help people pass the test.

Q: I mean, wouldn't it be better if Scrum were taught within our context? Scrum trainers are more experienced than me, right? Why don't they share the knowledge?

A: Well, yeah, but most will say that you have to start with something simple and therefore just teach the framework and simple practices

Q: But isn't something that works for me simpler than something that doesn't? Or is Scrum a one-size-fits-all?

A: Well, they say it isn't. But then I can't explain this logic either. Maybe that's why they say "Scrum is simple to describe but difficult to do."

Q: But what if I'd rather learn something useful than just get a certification?

A: Give me a call :)

 

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Al Shalloway

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Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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