Pinned topic Panel discussion: Marketing Unified Process
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I'm seeing demand in our marketplace now for Certified Scrum Masters and not often for OpenUP experts/coaches. How can we change this, or if we expand this question, what are some of the challenges facing the Open Unified Process today?
Updated on 2009-12-12T13:37:06Z at 2009-12-12T13:37:06Z by Julian
Mark.Lines 12000050VS56 Posts
Re: Panel discussion: Marketing Unified Process2009-12-03T23:48:51ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I think that as a community we need to more actively promote OpenUP and other variants of the Unified Process. To that end, Steve Adolf and I are putting the finishing touches on a 1 day Essentials of OpenUP course that we will contribute to the OpenUP project (www.eclipse.org/epf).
Anyone is then free to download it and teach it themselves. Hopefully this will function as a baseline for additional value-add courses in the future by other companies.
Additionally, I am hoping to speak at this year's IBM Rational Conference in Orlando with one of my customers who have been very successful applying the agile practices from OpenUP in a government setting!
If you have any questions on OpenUP, or successes/challenges to share, we would love to hear about them on this board.
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Question on certification2009-12-03T23:51:08ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Question: Do we need a certification program for OpenUP, or has the Scrum Master certification given certification schemes in general a bad name?
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Re: Question on certification2009-12-08T12:02:26ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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Peer Kuenstler 01000033QS1 Post
Re: Panel discussion: Marketing Unified Process2009-12-09T17:15:24ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I would guess that one certificate for everything in the UP is just to heavy weight.
I am convinced that if we want to participate in the Scrum-Certificate success, we will have to offer more "bite-sized" certifications. Probably organized around practices or clusters of practices.
My personal view is, that Scrum is a practice that we could include into the UP framework and just as well we could include the Scrum certificate.
Julian 100000NQWG7 Posts
Re: Panel discussion: Marketing Unified Process2009-12-12T13:37:06ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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It may not say Scrum, or use Scrum-specific terminology, but the activity is the same.
Few people realise this, but perhaps if they did, they would look to use OpenUP more readily.
As for certification, I have never been a fan of certificates for attending training. However "accreditation" for having demonstrated to your peers that you successfully deliver projects, would be more appealing, but then who would do the "accrediting"?