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Certification Path for UX Leads

September 13, 2019

Starting with PSF (Professional Scrum Foundations), a crash-course in iterative & incremental product development with self-organizing…

Certification Path for Testers

September 13, 2019

Starting with PSF (Professional Scrum Foundations), a crash-course in iterative & incremental product development with self-organizing…

Certification Path for Solutions Architects

September 13, 2019

What Is a Solutions Architect (SA)? In my experience, Solutions Architect is a job title applied to one of these two roles: A developer who…

Certification Path for Scrum Masters

September 13, 2019

Great Scrum Masters have a well-developed interpersonal intelligence (an eye for team dynamics), excellent group-facilitation skills, broad…

Certifications — If I Were You

September 13, 2019

Considerations for Individuals When people approach me with questions about training and certification, the conversation often goes like…

Certification & Training Paths for Agile Practitioners

September 13, 2019

Disclaimer I am a Professional Scrum Trainer, PST, licensed by Scrum.org. I’ll not hide my obvious bias toward our catalogue of courses…

Does Your Team Produce ‘Bugs’?

September 08, 2019

Sub-title: Not Every Defect is a ‘Bug’ “Name It to Tame It.” Dr. Dan Siegal coined that phrase as a way of handling difficult emotional…

Velocity: Escape this Pitfall!

June 17, 2019

The map below illustrates a classic problem with the common use of 'velocity' as a metric. Scenario Your family travels each weekend to a…

I am a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org

December 27, 2018

Approximately 600 people worldwide are authorized, by the authors of Scrum, to teach Scrum. I am honoured to be part of that expert…

Looking for Work as a Scrum Master? Choose Wisely.

August 30, 2018

It appears to me there are more jobs available for Scrum Masters than ever before! Why is it so hard for some people to find employment with…

Canada’s “Phoenix Project”​ is the Reason Scrum Is Important

April 10, 2018

This is a story about one of Canada’s most amazing blunders. It's a story about a multi-billion dollar failed project and the reason Scrum…

A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work

October 19, 2017

A discussion is raging at LinkedIn about the Iron Triangle because the co-authors of Scrum say that “Scrum breaks the Iron Triangle…

If Your Up-Front Planning is Measured in Weeks, Then a Lean Startup is Going to Eat Your Lunch

October 30, 2015

One of the most powerful assumptions built in to Agile methods is that we learn by doing — that our learning, our planning, our problem…