» CertiProf Scrum Certifications, Fake and Legit?
Hi, fellow Scrummers, I see that nowadays, many companies are looking for candidates trained as Professional Scrum Masters. I am curious if the Scrum community endorses Scrum Master Professional Certificate (SMPC) and Scrum Foundation Ce...
» Why has the certification holder list search been changed?
Is there a specific reason why you can no longer search on name to see which certifications some one has? In most times I do know the full name of a person but don't know his personal email address..
» Evaluating individual performance in Development Team
» Questions about Mikhail Lapshin's quiz
Hello everyone, today I did the PSM I Preparation Quiz of Mikhail Lapshin. For two questions I found the sample answers worthy of disscusion. 1) Who participates in the Sprint Review? Select all applicable variants. The Scrum Master Th...
» Revised best order for scrum.org tests
Previously Andres Gomez in this post: https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/best-order-get-all-scrumorg-certif… Gave the order of test taking as: PSM-I > PSPO-I > PSD > SPS > PSM-II > PAL-I > PSK-I > PSPO-II > PSM-III
» Origins of Scrum vocabulary
I'm curious to learn how the terms Scrum, Scrum Master, Sprint, burndown, etc. came into being. After some searching, I learned that scrum is a rugby term, but that's all I know.
» Delivery success for large, dependent User Stories
I’ve just joined an existing Scrum team and discovered a number of issues. The team typically does not release to production every sprint, as many stories are interdependent and there is a lot of operational overhead. The stories tend ...
» Items selected for the Sprint should be "ready"
Hello again, I attended a course as PO preparation about 1.5 years ago. In this course we got sample questions to practice for the exam. One question is: "The items selected from the Product Backlog for the Sprint should be "ready"." Tru...
» Scrum = itarative und inremental agile PROCESS?
Hello everyone, I attended a course as PO preparation about 1.5 years ago in Germany. In this course we got sample questions to practice for the exam. One question is: Scrum is an iterative and incremental Agile process. True or False? T...
» Passed PSM III exam
I have done it - PSM III exam is passed. Before that I have passed many other exams, but this one was the most difficult for me. I have posted it on LinkedIn, what effect in that many people have asked me how I had prepared, what kind of...
» Scrum Guide 2020
Lean and focused. Thirteen pages long. To be released this fall.
» Migration and Clarity
Massachusetts, my home, has experienced progressively warmer winters. One consequence is that many birds that used to migrate through Massachusetts now stop in Massachusetts for the winter. The result is birds everywhere. Ben, a farmer i...
» Mildred the Goose
Overview: Agile processes are easy to grasp after you’ve been on a project that employs them. Until then, many have trouble understanding what an agile process or an agile project is all about. Whereas traditional project management app...
» Muck the Duck
These are the jokes I told in my Scrum Master classes. Brick-Laying Duck New buildings were going up all over town. The best were made from brick. And, as you would expect, bars were always nearby to salve the pains of the working folk I...
» Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Study Tips
Read and thoroughly understand/internalize the Scrum Guide. Read it several times in different sittings. We recommend that you download the PDF and read it like you would a book. Over, and over again! Take the Scrum Open assessment numer...
» The End of Kurt Cagle: Or At Least the End of his Movie Studio Model.
Disclaimer Up Front: I have been “Crazy” about Scrum since I first learned about it, and I myself have been known to act a little “Crazy” at times in my life, and this is why my blog and company operate under the...
» More Aspects of Agile Communities of Practice
This is a follow up article to my article about An Agile Community of Practice Starter Kit. I wanted to share some details on other aspects of CoP’s. Scope and Nature of a CoP The scope of an Agile CoP can be of varying sizes and ...
» Better SAFe Than Sorry
The presentation demonstrates why SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is the most widely adopted agile scaling framework. SAFe’s practices have evolved from Agile practices and methods, Lean product... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...
» Agile Coach Camp Canada, Cornwall, Canada, June 7-9 2019
Agile Coach Camp Canada is a conference that creates opportunities for the Agile and Scrum coaches community to share successes, learning, questions and unresolved dilemmas. All this happens in an... [[ This is a content summary only. Vi...
» AgileCraft Acquired by Atlassian
Atlassian, the vendor of the JIRA tool, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AgileCraft, a provider of enterprise agile planning software. AgileCraft helps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...
» Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free
If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active, but this is because their development is sponsored... [[ This is a content summary only. V...
» ZenHub Adds Agile Reporting
ZenHub project management tool for software development teams using GitHub has released a new Agile reporting suite aimed at enterprise software teams looking to optimize their development lifecycle.... [[ This is a content summary only....
» Agile Coach Camp Denmark, Dragor, Denmark, May 23-25 2019
Agile Coach Camp Denmark is a three-day event that serves as an unconference for Agile and Scrum coaches of Denmark and other countries. The Agile Coach Camp Denmark is a free, not-for-profit,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...
» ScrumImpulz, Bratislava, Slovakia, May 30 2019
ScrumImpulz is a one-day conference focused on the Scrum approach for Agile project management that takes place in Slovakia. Local and international experts share their practical experience about the... [[ This is a content summary only....
» Agile Open Canada, Vancouver, Canada, May 27-28 2019
Agile Open Canada is a two-day conference that creates opportunities for the Canadian Agile practitioners and enthusiasts of Canada to share successes, learning, questions and unresolved dilemmas.... [[ This is a content summary only. Vi...
» Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Study Tips
You may notice that steps 1-10 are a re-hash of suggestions for studying for the PSM I exam. If you took PSM I recently, then just quickly re-do these steps again (or skim instead of read, etc). If you didn’t take PSM I recently, t...
» Look at Capability, not Title.
Development team or Delivery team. Continue reading →
» User Stories to Represent Backend Services, Web Services, SOA, etc
Sometimes you have a need to represent User Stories that describe a back end service, API, web service, or similar. First of all, a couple of warnings. 1. Make sure that you’re not creating a “Technical Story”. Technica...
» The Best Scrum Product Owner Book Ever Written!! (Must Read for PO’s and Agile Coaches)
Full disclosure: I actually sometimes compete against Don, one of the authors, for Scrum Coaching and Training work, so while we are friendly, we are also competitors in the marketplace. People who know me know that I “call ’...
» Product Backlog Refinement Tips (formerly called Grooming)
Executive Summary In this article, I discuss some tips for how to do effective Product Backlog Refinement. “Refinement” is the new term in the Scrum Guide for what used to be called “Grooming” — this change...