a developer who aces the exam can not be certified without other evidence of their competence.
I'm not sure how working code is necessarily any indication of
someone's skill in Agile
...provide references from customers
And maybe book quests or webinar quests could provide a few points,
perhaps with a fairly low cap, and maybe a "freshness date" too.
And yes, there would be a significant amount of administration
required to manage a program like this.
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 6:52 AM, D.André Dhondt
> Jeff, thanks for sharing this... comments below.
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM, Jeff Hoover <jeffh...@ameritech.net>
>> a developer who aces the exam can not be certified without other evidence
>> of their competence.
> good idea
>> I'm not sure how working code is necessarily any indication of
>> someone's skill in Agile
> sure, it shows one's understanding of technical skills required to keep our
> code flexible, er, agile.
Maybe I overstated my point. Let me say that showing a SOLID code base
does not demonstrate knowledge of or experience with pair programming,
story splitting, standups, retrospectives, sprint planning meetings,
and those types of Agile processes. In theory a developer could build
SOLID code while working alone in an office. (I guess knowledge of (if
not experience with) those would be addressed in an exam)
I thinking about it, I'm fine with "show your code" being part of it.
I think I'd prefer that it be a lower percentage of the points needed
to earn the badge than it is in Google's program.
>> ...provide references from customers
>> And maybe book quests or webinar quests could provide a few points,
>> perhaps with a fairly low cap, and maybe a "freshness date" too.
>> And yes, there would be a significant amount of administration
>> required to manage a program like this.
> I'm still very interested in this space, but think that the economic push
> for this will come when we have a 'rating' that can tell recruiters who's
> going to be a good developer. This gets very tricky, and I've been advised
> against doing so, but I'm going to pilot something, anyway, in the local
>I'll let you know how that goes ;)
I look forward to hearing your results.
Mentor/be mentored: the Agile Skills Project