Recently I came across an extremely talented and skilled professional, who was preparing for PMP certification. He came across as a very unique individual, a person with a very visually-oriented mind, who learned things by drawing charts and diagrams. He produced some exceptional work - network diagrams to map PMBOK project management processes and their interactions, charts to help learn formulas, and drawing to explain complex concepts. I was very impressed and inspired by his work. In this article, I'm sharing how the conversations I had with him inspired me and gave me new ideas to further improve BrainBOK.
As I mentioned in the previous two posts, I attended a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class in Singapore, last week. The course was conducted by GoodAgile, and offered by ISS, NUS. One of my colleagues had taken that class back in February and had recommended it to me. It's a 3-day course and is approved for 70% subsidy under the CITREP program of WDA, Singapore. In this post, I'm sharing my experience and feedback on the course for people who might be interested to take similar courses in Singapore and abroad.
Three days of training and a certification exam later, I'm now officially a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The 3 days spent in the class was time well-spent. It was a good and refreshing experience for me. In the previous post I said I was a skeptic. So, have I bought into Scrum now? Do I like it? Do I think it works? Is it better than the traditional waterfall (or SDLC) approach? Read the full article to find out.
Today was the first day of my 3-day Certified Scrum Master classroom based training here in Singapore. Usually I'm better at self-learning and not quite bullish on classroom training. But when I started reading about Agile practices in software development, and Scrum in particular, I had more questions than answers. I was very skeptical of it and almost sure that this stuff wasn't going to work on my projects. I wanted to challenge it and bring up my problems to an Agile protagonist. Well who better than the co-founder of Scrum Training Institute, Pete Deemer. When I came across Pete's class I decided to register for it, primarily for one reason - asking lots of questions (and hoping to get answers which would convince me one way or the other).
Since I don't have a separate blog on Agile practices, I decided to use this space to document my learning. Considering that I just came out of the class, this stuff is fresh off the oven. It also means that it's somewhat "raw", probably not as well drafted, or as comprehensive, or as well-researched, as some of the other articles that you'll find on this blog.