Building an Agile Organization Part 3

  Remember the angry development VP from Part 1. He had hired a certified Scrum Master and found him inadequate. This VP made the assumption that the CSM certification meant the person was qualified to help his organization. He found out it only meant the person was certified as having attended a Scrum Alliance scrum … Continue reading

Building an Agile Organization Part 2

How can I find qualified Scrum help? “The Professional Scrum Master® (PSM® I) Certification from Scrum.Org is one of the most valuable agile certifications in the market. The greater the depth and extent of knowledge needed to earn a certificate, the greater its value.  By this measure, the PSM assessments are significantly more valuable than … Continue reading

Scrum Development Kit

On Tuesday, Jeff Sutherland and I will be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Scrum’s first public appearance. Those twenty years were my warm up for the next twenty, when I will focus on improving our professionalism. Specifically, I will be done when all Scrum teams deliver “done”, potentially shippable, in operations and usable, increments of … Continue reading

Quality, Done Increment

Every Sprint in Scaled Professional Scrum requires a completed, ready to ship increment of functionality. The ubiquitous “definition of done” spells out the characteristics of such an increment. The end result should include software that has: Presence of valuable functionality for customers to use; Absence of low value functionality that must be maintained and sustained regardless; … Continue reading

Practitioner Certification

The PSM, PSPO, and PSD I assessments have proven extremely useful. The role-based assessment helps people validate their knowledge of Scrum. A resulting certification demonstrates that knowledge to others, including potential employers. Scrum teams that bring these people on board are assured that the person knows their role. We are introducing the next level assessment. … Continue reading

Scaling, the Nexus, and Scrumbling

I will be conducting a Nexus workshop in Boston on November 17-18, with Richard Hundhausen and Rob Maher, based on the Nexus Guide. Of interest to many, SDK, API architectures, and remediation Scrumbles, and DevOps. Many Scrum teams deliver a “done”, potentially shippable increment at the end of each Sprint. As the number of teams rises, as the project scales, … Continue reading

Nexus

I will be conducting a Nexus workshop in Boston on November 17-18, with Richard Hundhausen and Rob Maher, fleshing out the Nexus Guide with examples, case studies, practices and tooling –         Why Nexus? The word Nexus refers to a connected group or series that are integrated, linked together. When I use the phrase Nexus. I also … Continue reading