Paul De Wilde certifies as Scrum Master

Posted on September 17th, 2007

Paul De Wilde, CTO of Queaso Systems, participated in a course to learn everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them. In this course, participants gained hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burn down chart, and more. Participants experienced the Scrum process through a ’59-minute Scrum’, which simulates a Scrum project through a non-technical group exercise. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion he is now prepared to plan for our customers first sprint.

Scrum is an iterative, incremental process for developing any product or managing any work. It produces a potentially shippable set of functionality at the end of every iteration. Scrum is:

  • an agile process to manage and control development work
  • a wrapper for existing engineering practices
  • a team-based approach to iteratively, incrementally develop systems and products when requirements are rapidly changing
  • a process that controls the chaos of conflicting interests and needs
  • a way to improve communications and maximize co-operation
  • a way to detect and cause the removal of anything that gets in the way of developing and delivering products
  • is a way to maximize productivity
  • is scalable from single projects to entire organizations. Scrum has controlled and organized development and implementation for multiple interrelated products and projects with over a thousand developers and implementers
  • is a way for everyone to feel good about their job, their contributions, and that they have done the very best they possibly could

by Filip De Sutter (Queaso Systems)