Book a course with a Certified Scrum trainer, for example, ScrumCenter’s. After completion of the course, you will be sent a Scrum Alliance link to activate your account. You will then access and take the online Certified ScrumMaster® test. Once passed you will have become a Certified Scrum Master. Frequently Asked Questions on How to […]
Scrum “by the book” is very simple and it’s a great place to start, but teams that want to get outstanding results understand the journey has only just begun. The three pillars model can help your team on this journey by allowing you to maximise the effectiveness of each part of Scrum.
The three pillars of Scrum are transparency, inspection and adaptation. They can be used to “inspect and adapt” your Scrum implementation and set you and your team on the path to really excellent Scrum.
Measuring Agile Transformations Organisations run their agile transformations with teams staffed with trainers and coaches. They often track the progress of their work through the numbers of teams trained, coached and up to speed (sprinting). This is not without value, but at best, these are leading metrics for something much more important – the goal […]
We’ve moved our Scaling Agile Lean Coffee to the meetup.com platform. You can join the group here:
The upcoming events will be published in the group. At the time of writing, the next event is 12th May at 18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST. There is always a lively discussion so why not bring your burning topic on agile transformation or scaling agile to the group? It’s free to join.
The slides from my presentation in the startup track at Droidcon Berlin 2013 are here: Combining Disciplined Execution with Continuous Innovation
Cartoon Story Board (also called Comic Story Board) is one of my favourite creativity techniques and it can be used to good effect in retrospectives. I have used it in the “setting the stage” phase of retrospectives to help a team to frame the key question to be tackled during the retrospective, and for helping […]
As Scrum practitioners, we are used to short and sharp retrospectives at the end of each Sprint. Sprint retrospectives, taking 1-2 hours, can yield valuable results, enabling the Scrum team to improve its process. Typically these retrospectives yield lots of ideas, which are then prioritised and only the top 2-3 are actually actioned. I If […]
The slides for my talk at AgileCE on sustainable Scrum transitions – “Making Scrum Stick” are available here. Many thanks to the organisers for a fantastic conference and to many people for the great discussions in person and via twitter.
The presentation from my talk with Jens Korte on team chartering at the March 2010 Scrum Gathering in Orlando is now available online at http://prezi.com/gc0m9zvmjb0q/. We enjoyed preparing and giving this talk very much. Thanks very much to the people who attended and for the interesting questions and discussion, all of which contributed to the […]
An article, co-written by ScrumCenter founders Christoph Mathis and Simon Roberts, describing the Scrum transition at Allianz Deutschland AG, is now available for free download thanks to an agreement with SIGS-DATACOM GmbH. The article, co-written by Gerhard Hastreiter (Allianz Deutschland AG), Chistoph Mathis (ScrumCenter GmbH) and Simon Roberts (ScrumCenter GmbH), first appeared in the January […]