Tag: CSM

Sneetches and Agile Training

Sneetches and Agile Training

This morning I read a tweet offering a 100% guarantee to pass the corresponding Agile exam.  Offering such a guarantee is such BS and insulting to our craft.  Reading the tweet sounded something right out of a Dr. Seuss book. I’ve come here to help you. I have what you need. And my prices are low.…

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Becoming a PMI R.E.P.

Becoming a PMI R.E.P.

As you may know by now, I left my gig advising a Federal PMO to join LitheSpeed as a Senior Manager. LitheSpeed offers premium Agile software development training, coaching and management consulting services. My relationship with the organization actually started several years ago, when I attended ScrumMaster training to earn my certification. (You can’t be a…

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CSM & PMI Agile Certification Eligibility

CSM & PMI Agile Certification Eligibility

Though PMI has published information about what is required to be eligible to take the upcoming PMI Agile Certification exam, I’m getting quite a few emails from people asking about the upcoming exam.  One of the most intriguing was from a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) asking if (his or her) CSM training could be applied toward the required…

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What is in a Name

What is in a Name

This weekend, I took the first step of rebranding myself. Some know me as Derek Huether the “PMP”; some as Derek Huether the “CSM”; some even refer to me as The Critical Path blogger or Zombie PM. With the real risk of the Federal Government shutting down this next week, I’d be an idiot if…

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Zombie Elephant

Zombie Elephant

I read a REALLY compelling post by Philippe Kruchten, who among others, was at the 10 years agile celebration meeting in Snowbird, UT, organized by Alistair Cockburn on February 12. Philippe stated on his blog post, after covering the walls with a couple of hundred issues cards, David Anderson noted that there was “an elephant…

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Failing The Exam

Failing The Exam

Here comes the rant One of the things people know about me is I’m always willing to help them out.  I’ve been in the business of Project Management for 15 years.  I’ve lived the life as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).  These days, either certification will get you either praise…

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