Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Scrum Master: A Role or A Profession

On May 14, 2013, Mariya Breyter, presented Scrum Master: A Role or A Profession at the Agile / Lean Practitioners Group.

Note: The audio of the event recording was not high enough quality to post, so the link here is a re-record of the event.


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Event Description:
Scrum Master is a unique role. Everyone knows what a developer or tester are responsible for while scrum master is frequently an open question. The general answer is that the Scrum Master is a natural leader who is driving the team to success. However, the true answer is: It is Job Like No Other. 

In this presentation, we will talk about scrum master role expectations, competencies, and career path, as it has been defined at Kaplan Test Prep. We will share with you specific criteria for Scrum Master professional growth and ask for your opinion whether scrum master is a role or a profession, and what it means to be an outstanding scrum master. You will be able to meet Kaplan Scrum Masters and ask questions about their professional path, prior experience, and their plans for further professional growth. We are looking forward to hear about your experience and your understanding of a scrum master role on an Agile team. 

Some of the topics include: 
  • is Scrum Master a dedicated role on the team, or a team member should play a scrum master role? 
  • do you become a scrum master after CSM training? 
  • what does it mean to be a scrum master?
  • what is scrum master's career progression?
About the Presenter
Mariya Breyter, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP is an IT management and project management professional with over ten-year experience ranging from government jobs to versatile corporate experience in media and education, including managing large teams on multimillion-dollar projects. She is a passionate agilist and an active member of New York City agile community. Mariya is also a contributor to a number of online resources on agile and project management topics, including her own blog. In 2011, Mariya was selected as one of the winners of The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute’s PMO Case Study competition. In February 2012, Mariya facilitated a discussion on executive coaching in Agile at Agile Open NYC. She has combined BA /MA degree in Linguistics and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Linguistics from Moscow State University, followed by post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She has been coaching Agile teams at Kaplan Test Prep in their transition to Agile including facilitating Scrum or Scrums and Impediment Removal Team meetings.
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