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Checklist, ScrumMaster

A ScrumMaster’s Checklist for Problem-Solving

In my blog post, “Growing and Improving as a ScrumMaster,” I wrote: So, how do...

You’re Going Agile. What Training Will Give You the Best Start?

Great training is a critical part of any successful transition to Agile frameworks. After more...

Agile Isn’t Just for IT; It’s for You Too

In 2001, a group of men from various software development companies met to discuss and...

Agile, Project Management, Scrum

How To Lead An Effective Retrospective

We all know the importance of retrospectives to the Agile and Scrum process. The retrospective...

Certification, Product Owner, Scrum, ScrumMaster

What’s the Difference Between CSM and CSPO?

You’re looking for great Scrum training that comes with a respected credential. Maybe you’ve seen...

Empirical Process Control, Velocity, Velocity Trap

Velocity Can Be Great for Teams, but Poison for Organizations

Whether it’s Scrum, Kanban, or something else, every Agile Framework is rooted in Empirical Process...

Retrospectives, Sprints

Waterfalling the Sprint: Why It’s a Problem, How It Happens, and How to Stop

What is waterfalling the sprint? I recently received a question from a former student that...

Agile, Project Management, Sub-optimization

Using Agile to Create a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Val sat down in the kickoff meeting for the upcoming project. The project manager proudly...

Agile, Certified Scrum Trainer, CST, Scrum, Training

There Are Trainers, And Then There Are CSTs

As Agile frameworks like Scrum have exploded into the mainstream of technology work, so has...

Five Novel Ways to Put Time Back Into Your Workday

“I didn’t get a chance to do that… I don’t have time.” How often do...