Jul 1st, 2016

I don’t want to be a developer


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Is there something wrong with software developer designation? Because everyone wanted to become scrum master and agile coach but not a good software developer. May be scrum master sound really big because of MASTER keyword. This may be because scrum is very lightweight framework and just 16 pages to read so everyone become master easily.

Since I coach development team and facilitate scrum developer workshop so get opportunity to interact with coders and testers more often. Sometime few participants give impression that there are no new position for scrum master or lead in their company that’s why they are part of development team. Although I feel that real master is development team not scrum master.

All other exist because of them so other can be termed as servant teams and that’s why we have scrum master as servant leader to lead our servant teams. Few interesting conversations when people call to enquire about scrum developer workshop. “I wanted to learn agile engineering practices such BDD, ATDD, TDD and CI etc but not looking for certification.

I am an agile coach and need these skills to facilitate my team but don’t want to be labeled as certified scrum developer.” “I am a certified scrum master and looking to become certified scrum professional. I have gone through your blog and believe you can help me in getting remaining 20 SEUs but please don’t suggest to attend scrum developer workshop because I am looking for CSP but not CSD.” “I am tester and following agile in our company.

Looking for Certified Scrum Master training is there certificate for testers like the way we have scrum developer for developers.” Above conversation reflects how much people understand about role of developers and development team. I was reading Agile Testing book authored by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory and they have beautifully quoted “Everyone involved with delivering code is a developer, and is part of the development team.”

Scrum developer workshop is not for only programmer but for tester, architect, leads, manager, coaches and as well as for MASTERS. Why I am so passionate about development team? Wrong this has nothing to do with my work but more about letting developers know how important they are and what they can do. I facilitate agile engineering and scrum training for developers and testers in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida), Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Europe (Germany and Netherland).

Agile engineering training includes Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), DevOps, Continuous Integration and Delivery etc.   


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