A Seamless Transition To Agile- Are We Finally Over The “Doing” Vs. “Being” Agile Discourse?

A Seamless Transition To Agile- Are We Finally Over The “Doing” Vs. “Being” Agile Discourse?

Lately, there is a lot of discussion on social media around Agile Transformation where changing the mindset is deemed critical and doing any framework ‘by the book’ is looked at as a purist approach if not termed as doing Agile and shunned. The trend that seems to be evolving is the notion of ‘Being Agile’ more important than ‘Doing Agile’.…

What and why Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

What and why Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

What is Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)? Never heard about PSPO, don’t worry, you are not the only one. PSPO stands for Professional Scrum Product Owner, a course and certification offered by Scrum.org.Software professionals and organizations who would like to explore the Product Ownership domain and are looking for training, workshop and certification to start their journey or validate their…

Brief comparison of Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org program

Brief comparison of Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org program

Scrum Alliance has below certification program Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Training mandatory and Exam has 35 questions to write in 90 days Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – Only training and no exam Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) – Only training and no exam Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) – No training, No exam and Only Money Certified Agile Leaderships (CAL…

Professional Scrum trainings provides TWO free exams attempt

Professional Scrum trainings 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,…

Why Professional Scrum Master training is better for you?

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…

The Scrum Master in the servant-leader role

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…

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,…

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…

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…