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Review of Scrum.org’s Professional Product Owner Course

Last week I was in Prowareness at Delft, Holland and attended the 2 day Professional Product Owner course delivered by Ralph Jocham, co-author of The Professional Product Owner book.

Review of Professional Scrum Master II course

I recently attend the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course and I’d like to share my thoughts with you about it. First, a confession… I am a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and intend to deliver the PSM II course soon. I took the course as part of the process but viewed it with my…
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In Search of Servant Leaders

Background I was presenting at a local user group and wanted to explain the concept of being a  Servant Leader. I find that by providing an example of something is one of the best ways to explain what something is so that people can relate to the concept. However I was struggling to find an…
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How to prepare for Professional Scrum Master I (PSM) assessment

After delivering numerous Professional Scrum Master PSM courses I am often asked: “How do I pass the test?” People who attend the PSM course or the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course are given two attempts at passing the Professional Scrum Master I assessment; provided that they take the assessment within 14 days of sitting the…
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A Wet Weekend with the Scrum Values

Background Over a wet weekend in the UK, my 12 year old daughter was looking for something to do and decided to draw a poster to while away some time. My daughter decided that she would help me by making a poster about Scrum ( honestly!, I am not making this up. I didn’t realise…
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Recommended Reading for Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Assessment

When delivering Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Foundation courses I often get asked for recommended reading to support the attendees further learning. Below is my list of Essential and Recommended Reading for anyone attempting the assessments. Essential Reading My go to references every time is obviously the Scrum Guide  and Scrum: A Pocket Guide: A…
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Radar Love – Visualising the Scrum Values

Working as a Scrum Master I asked myself… “How do I know if my team are demonstrating the Scrum Values? What can I use to show their current state?” Remembering an exercise I did some years ago whist at my local Agile group – Agile Yorkshire, I thought I could use a “Spider Web” to…
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So Where is the Value?

In everything we do there should be some value – some importance in what we do. If not, then why do it? Without any worth, the thing that you’re doing becomes a chore or you can easily drift on to something else. So we need to see the value in what we’re doing.

Behaviours of an Agile Developer

After being a Developer and having worked with some great Scrum Teams, I thought it would be worth highlighting some of the characteristics an Agile Developer should have when working in an Agile team.  

What will the board look like tomorrow?

One of the purposes of the Daily Scrum is for the Development team’s opportunity to plan for the next 24 hours. Some teams naturally do this – working together to see where they can aim to be by the next Daily Scrum.