Sunday, August 3, 2008

Certified Scrum Master Training from Innovel

I completed my Certified Scrum Master training Friday from Innovel. You can learn more about the training at

My instructor was Chris Doss. He was a great instructor. It was a very good class and I met a lot of great people in the class as well. I think I was one of the younger folks in the class, so I was able to learn a lot from everyone there just through "osmosis".

Of course, the CSM course is not something that makes one really a well-practiced Scrum implementer. I think it's more of a way to get your feet wet. The progression for training in Scrum is diagrammed here:

The course covers a lot of ground at a high level about Agile, Lean, and Scrum, with a touch of XP. I've been conducting independent study on these subjects and documenting the links and videos I've read and watched on the ATL ALT.NET wiki at

Aside from watching those videos from Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, I read two Scrum books to prepare for the training:

Agile Software Development With Scrum:

Agile Project Management with Scrum:

I'm currently reading Scrum and XP From the Trenches from InfoQ Press by Henrik Kniberg:

Future Reading
I am now planning to read Head First Software Development from O'Reilly:

This book is not overtly about Scrum, but the authors thank Henrik Kniberg's InfoQ book and it is heavily geared toward scrum from that I can tell so far.

I love the Head First concept and am currently reading Head First Design Patterns to freshen up on my understanding of design patterns, which is not as good as it should be.

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