Certifications - PSM
My personal belief has always been that mastery and credibility comes from actions, not from a piece of paper. I've always felt that getting "certifications" is not the best way to learn and achieve excellence. That all changed over the last 10 years that I've been involved in delivery of Agile projects, both as a Technical Lead as well an Architect.
Scrum, and more specifically, the principles defined by the manifesto, have given me a really good perspective. Having practiced in over the last 7 out of 10 years, I finally decided to take the plunge and secure the PSM 1 certification. I plan on continuing to gain practical experience, followed by certification as a way to verify and validate for myself the practical learning and mastery achieved through continuous improvement and growth.