Agile and Scrum Training and Certification

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

6
Feb

Agile 30 – Agile coach and trainer development program

Agile 30 is a mentorship program for a group of 30 people inspired by Super 30, aimed at giving participants expertise at becoming good coaches and trainers in the agile space. Core focus area is group learning, creating a platform for sharing knowledge, creating opportunities for co-training and co-coaching. Program will help in enhancing skills in the area of training, presentation, facilitation, communication and coaching with focus on 4 different tracks – Agile Process Track, Agile Technical Track, Agile Product...Read More

1
Jan

Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) example – Gherkin, SpecFlow and Nunit for Microsoft Platform (.Net/C#)

What is Acceptance Test Driven Development? ATDD is development methodology which promote good collaboration between business and technology group. There are many similar methodologies which works more or less same way like Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Example Driven Development (EDD) and Specification by Examples etc. ATDD is extended on TDD that emphasis on developers, testers and business collaboration. ATDD encompasses acceptance testing, but highlights writing acceptance tests before writing code. Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) is a test first approach....Read More

13
Oct

Role of manager in LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)

Why we have so many managers in our organization. You don’t know? Let’s explore why? One of the biggest reason is merger and acquisition. Company not only acquire business but also acquire people. We can’t do much about it. What else? 2nd reason to resolve dependencies, conflict and help team to stay focused on commitment. Seriously? I usually see four kind of bottlenecks in software development life cycle and organization hire managers to resolve those bottlenecks. Requirement management and prioritization...Read More

12
Oct

Perfect plan to execute agile software project

Finally I got a perfect plan to execute agile software project.  I was looking for long and finally found after lots of hard work and great inputs from Agile EXPERTS (over social networking sites). Don’t laugh. Let’s see what exactly our plan look like. I will run through each word to ensure I have understood it well (like an expert). What is agile? Still confused? Methodology, Framework or Mindset? I don't know but why should I care as long as...Read More

29
Sep

Anti-patterns of Sprint Planning – Task Creation

We often see team create tasks for product backlog items during sprint planning but those tasks are skill-based task like coding, testing, documentations etc. Is it a right way to do? What all can go wrong if we keep creating tasks like this? I was in meeting with a team and one of team member asked question related to daily scrum. Question was - why to have daily scrum? We all know daily scrum is an important inspect-adapt event but...Read More

1
Aug

What is all about Scrum framework?

What is Scrum? Scrum is a lightweight software development framework but how much light? I often see people add too many things and make it monster. I usually ask participants in my Scrum Developer workshop to write down all those keywords, elements and buzzword that comes in mind or you have heard so far. What they write is always mind-blowing. Who is teaching/promoting those keywords? They start writing things like user story, planning poker, story points, agile estimation, release train,...Read More

26
Jul

How to design agile metrics for my organization?

Almost every organizations keep looking for more and more metrics to control something or especially organizations that I visit for work as agile coach/consultant.  Need for metrics arises during discussion with management but many time management fails to explain objective behind asking so many metrics. I feel these metrics sometime trigger poor communication, set wrong objective and create absence of trust within team. Organization should focus more on building practices and better innovative processes to meet stated objective. Metrics needed...Read More