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Scrum Master with no IT experience?

Last post 01:09 pm October 4, 2016 by steffi George
2 replies
07:10 am September 28, 2016

Hi everyone,

I am keen to complete my PSM 1 certification, however as I have no experience working in IT/Software is there any benefit for me completing this exam if I cannot boost my career?

I would love to be a SM in the software world but I don't have that background- I am thinking I maybe better off gong down the Prince2/waterfall traditional PM route and staying in a industry I know well?


01:18 pm September 28, 2016

is there any benefit for me completing this exam if I cannot boost my career?

As a Scrum Master your objective is to be a servant leader. Although having career aspirations is not wrong, it sounds as if this is your primary reason for seeking the PSM certification.

01:09 pm October 4, 2016

Basically, no set of eligibility requirements. But if you could have basic working knowledge of overall Scrum process then it could be useful for you. So first understand what SM roles and how he/she can approach a team etc..

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