During Part 3 of the Agile for Recruiters video series, Gez talks about the breadth of certifications that exist, from two day courses through years of experience. He also covers transferable certifications - ICF coaching, MBAs, in addition to psychology and counselling degrees and courses. Gez explains which certifications to look for and why, when recruiting for positions like Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches.
Gez Smith is an agile coach, certified scrum master, and one of fewer than 150 certified scrum professionals in the UK, with over 10 years experience in Agile and Scrum. Through a varied career encompassing software sales, development, rollout and maintenance, he has delivered projects in all stages of the SDLC, in roles including developer, product owner and scrum master.
Gez is an active member of the UK Agile community, regularly attending and speaking at conferences and user group meetups. Having completed a research thesis on Agile as part of an MSc in Strategy, Change and Leadership, achieving a distinction grade. He has also published two books on Agile in the context of digital communications and is now seeking new opportunities to apply his Agile mindset and Scrum knowledge to various projects.