BVOP.org launched the Senior Scrum Master certification program in place of the previous regular Scrum certification. This move has long been considered. The more detailed preparation for the certification exams and the many complex topics in the BVOP training materials led to this new qualification for the whole Agile society.
The BVOP Agile Guide was published last year. The chapters of this book include more than just sections on the classic roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team. These three roles in Scrum are the classic roles and each has responsibilities, activities, and features. However, BVOP has added many modern teachings, recommendations, and knowledge to its handbook.
Certified Scrum Master professionals received the BVOP Certified Scrum Master title after taking exams that were much more difficult than the exams of other traditional certification programs. BVOP named its new program Certified Senior Scrum Master.
Some of the additional practices and exercises that applicants must know for this certification are Kaizen, Kanban, Lean, and MVP. All these additional terms are mainly discussed in product management, but BVOP still states that the professional Scrum Master must have solid training and many additional skills to be competent and adequate in a real environment.
The Scrum Master role communicates daily with other professionals – Product Managers, Product Owners, developers, designers, usability specialists, and even marketing specialists. The adequate reaction of the professional Scrum Master to all these colleagues depends entirely on the additional skills and knowledge.
What is Scrum?
However, for an audience unfamiliar with the term Scrum, let’s briefly explain what this methodology is.
Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management, often with a flexible methodology; type of software engineering.
Although the Scrum approach was originally proposed for product development project management, it focuses on time on software project management and can be used to power software support teams or as a general project/program management approach. This methodology has changed perceptions of typical project management, clearly showing the advantages of flexible over waterfall or non-iterative, inflexible methodologies.
The scrum process consists of individual iterations called sprints. Sprints can last from one week to four weeks. At the end of each sprint, the team has a working version of the product, which includes all the ready-made tasks from the backlog.
SCRUM is designed for those companies whose value chain (depicting the process from the beginning to the end of the product and each step to which value is added) makes long-term product planning quite difficult. Unlike typical management through control and command, here the emphasis is on feedback, and more power is given to the people who carry out the operations on the processes.
There are 3 main roles in Scrum: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Development Team that will be responsible for the implementation of the project.
Product Owner: This should be a person with vision and authority, as he will communicate priorities with team members, and answer their questions.
Scrum Master: Acts as a facilitator between the product owner and the team. Does not manage the team. Its main task is to remove all obstacles that the team may encounter during the implementation of the project. In this way, people will be able to maintain their creativity and productivity, and the product owner will see the development of the project.
Team: The team must be self-governing. The Development team is responsible only for its organization and for the completion of the project. It consists of 3-9 people – software engineers, architects, programmers, QA specialists, designers. The team has the autonomy and responsibility to meet the goals of the sprint.
Logically, Scrum Master certification requires in-depth knowledge of all these roles and their responsibilities. However, the professional certified Scrum Master knows the details and can react in unforeseen situations and solve the problems of every modern Scrum team.
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