Blogs

6
Dec

Only half job Done with SCRUM!!! Why?

Right from birth I have been taught "how" to walk, eat, talk, bath, comb my hair, dress and many more. Made many mistakes and have been corrected then and there through advice or by punishments. Learning have become as part of my life. I have been very much interested in learning new stuffs, so I can be a better person than yesterday. Spent a lot of time and money to acquire new skills through training's, books, videos, blogs and conferences....Read More

5
Dec

Scrum Master is Servant Leader but what is Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Servant leader is servant first – not that literally serving tea/coffee or snacks. Objective of this is to enhance and increase teamwork and personal involvement. A servant Leader is one who Build trust Empowers team Encourage them to achieve the next level Empathetic Ethical and caring Humble and socially aware I remember while working in one of the scrums when everyone in the team felt bored of attending daily scrum at same place every-day, which is when our...Read More

4
Dec

How to become Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)

Overview Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) is the most prestigious credential to earn in the field of professional Scrum. I know it is not easy but still not difficult either as long as you are a Scrum practitioner and have the passion to improve the profession of Software Delivery. There are 3 paths to become PST. 1st – You wanted to teach PSM courses 2nd – You wanted to teach PSD courses 3rd – You wanted to teach PSPO courses There...Read More

26
Sep

Professional Scrum trainings (PSM, PSD, PSF, PSPO, SPS) provides TWO free exams attempt

Scrum.org have announced some good news for those planning on attending an upcoming Scrum.org Professional Scrum course. They have changed the retake policy around the assessments for PSM, PSD, PSPO, PSF and SPS. Here is the announcement: “If you attend a Scrum.org training class you will learn the importance of inspection, adaptation, and fast feedback cycles. To reinforce those concepts, if you attend the Scrum.org class and attempt the certification assessment within 14 days, but do not achieve a score...Read More

20
Sep

Why Professional Scrum Master training is better for you?

Demand for Scrum trained professional is growing in market as more and more companies are adopting Scrum framework for competitive advantage. I see this trend of growing demand in Asia-Pacific and South-East Asia specially India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore. Organizations are either trying to get their staff trained by Professional Scrum Trainer or hiring professionally trained Scrum people. Why Professional Scrum training is good choice? Better and aligned content with quality exam Better to valid your learning...Read More

19
Sep

The Scrum Master in the servant-leader role

Servant leadership is a practice and philosophy of leadership. The philosophy is ancient, though Robert Greenleaf made the phrase known in our time. However, passages describing servant leadership are found in documents as old as the Tao Te Ching (China, sixth century BC). According to the Oxford Dictionary, a "servant" is a person who performs duties for others; "leadership" is the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or having the ability to do this. The meanings...Read More

18
Sep

A quick view on Agile Principle

The 12 principles of agile methodology guide teams to implement agile projects. These principles focus on delivering continuously the right product to the customer, with highly collaborative teams. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Satisfying the customer means delivering working software in a timely manner that adds value. Empowered team focuses on delivering working software sooner to get faster feedback. Faster feedback helps customer as well as Scrum Team to...Read More

17
Sep

Succeeding with Self-organization

What is self-organization? Self-organization is a process where some form of overall order arises from local interactions between parts of an initially disordered system. The process is spontaneous, not needing control by any external agent. – Wikipedia With respect to Agile teams, in simpler language. It is people collaborating towards shared goals by deciding on their own the best way/process to achieve them. Why is it important? It is important because Agile manifesto manifests – “The best architectures, requirements, and...Read More

15
Sep

Sprint Planning in Distributed Scrum Team

In the mid 80’s and early 90’s when Information technology revolution started in India, IT engineer were providing service to a vendor in North America, Europe, etc. During this period, we use to see team providing services located across multiple geographical locations on the globe. Whether we were using Waterfall model, PRINCE 2, ITIL, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, XP etc. process/mythologies/frameworks for software development or software services we all were used to work in distributed team. Except few,...Read More

3
Sep

What Scrum Master does as per Scrum Framework?

I am not going to write answer for this but will have many questions that probably will help you to understand what Scrum Masters do in Scrum. Some of the questions may be controversial or not applicable to your organization but these do come up during PSM training. Question – Who will help management to understand what’s the meaning of self-organized and cross-functional? Specially, when developers report to engineering managers and testers to test manager? Question – Who will help...Read More