Melanie Silver

  

Project Manager/CSM/CSC, State Farm Ins. Co.-RETIRED

Location: Morton, IL USA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Melanie Silver started working at State Farm in 1987 and retired 10/1/2010.  While at State Farm, she became a Project Manager in 1999, and a Certified Scrum Master in 2005.  She is also a Certified Scrum Coach and was involved in introducing Scrum to State Farm and worked as a Delivery Lead at the Program level.  She introduced Scrum and agile techniques at the program level and was a Scrum Coach for the area she worked in.

Articles I've written

Am I, or Am I Not, Using Scrum? That is the Question.
During an open space discussion at the Fall 2006 Scrum Gathering, an intriguing question was raised: If a project uses only some Scrum techniques, is it truly Scrum? Though the topic was debated during the Gathering, the participants, including the author, Pooja Gupta, Stefan Ahrensdorf, and Dennis Luhn, felt more research was needed. This week's column continues that discussion and includes the results of the research.