Agile and Scrum Training and Certification

6
Feb

Agile 30 – Agile coach and trainer development program

Mentoring program for a group of 30 people inspired by Super 30 to develop good quality of coach and trainer in agile space. Core focus area is group learning, creating 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. Program focuses on 4 different tracks – Agile Process Track, Agile Technical Track, Agile Product Development Track and Agile Leadership Track. Program may help...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

19
Jul

How to become Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

I receive many phone calls nowadays to know how to become CST. I don’t get these calls because of me but because of my association with Leanpitch so nothing important about me. I personally think that you must try to become CST if you wanted because there is huge gap between demand and supply especially in India. But do you really understand what all needed to become CST ?or you have just assumed that trainers are earning lots of money...Read More

1
Jul

I don’t want to be a developer

Is there something wrong with software developer designation? Because everyone wanted to become scrum master and agile coach but not a good software developer. May be scrum master sound really big because of MASTER keyword. This may be because scrum is very lightweight framework and just 16 pages to read so everyone become master easily. Since I coach development team and facilitate scrum developer workshop so get opportunity to interact with coders and testers more often. Sometime few participants give impression...Read More

20
Jun

Done with Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) so what next? Agile Coach?

Nowadays everyone wanted to become agile coach after clearing Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). And why not there are already so many scrum masters and we have to stand out of the crowd. There is nothing wrong in this because we all have passion and desire to become something. People consider CSP (certified scrum professional) as 1st step in order to become agile coach. I don’t know how true is that but I know people start collecting SEUs. This SEUs business is...Read More