Those of you that have registered as technical volunteers (and thank you for that!) may have noticed that one of the questions on the registration form asks whether you’d be interested in being part of a team that applies Scrum to its project at GiveCamp. 

As we were planning GiveCamp one of the development community leaders in New England, namely Dan Mezick, leader of the Agile Boston and Agile Connecticut groups, had a great idea to use the event as an opportunity to apply Scrum to a real project. Agile Boston itself is spearheading the effort, and Bob Chin is the project manager leading it.

The overall goal is to make GiveCamp an even greater event for all involved by employing Scrum to organize the work. We are also using this opportunity to carefully pilot the use of Scrum, later to inspect that experience, and to bring what we learn in New England to future GiveCamp events.

We plan to employ Scrum on as many projects at New England GiveCamp as volunteer preferences dictate; the more that opt in, the more chances for exposure and hands-on experience with Scrum.  

If you have specific questions on Scrum and how Dan, Bob, and the Agile Boston group is planning to implement it at GiveCamp, please contact them at givecamp@newtechusa.com.

GiveCamp and Scrum Certification

Experience using Scrum at GiveCamp can be useful for Certified Scrum Masters (CSMs) and others who are seeking the Certified Scrum Professional credential.  

Certified ScrumMasterAccording to the Scrum Alliance,  “A Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) denotes an individual who has completed formal training and has proven experience and expertise in the art of Scrum. CSPs are carefully vetted to ensure that they can demonstrate at least one year of actual experience using Scrum on a project. “  

Interested in becoming a CSP? Get involved with GiveCamp!