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Scrum Mastery Series

Check out our recorded interview with Crisp’s Joakim Sunden. Former Spotify Agile course and trainer.

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Certified Agile Leadership Training Questions and Answers

Who should take the Certified Agile Leadership course (CAL I)? Looking for a Certified Agile Leadership course in Southern California? Click Here.   What is the value of taking the Certified Agile Leadership course?   Why take the Certified Agile Leadership course?   Related Content Certified Agile Leadership Large Scale Scrum Training – LeSS

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6 Similarities Between SAFe and LeSS

Although there are significant differences in how change is approached, here are some similarities between SAFe and LeSS, aka, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS). Similarities Between SAFe and LeSS Both SAFe and LeSS address organizing multiple teams in an agile work environment (stating the obvious here, perhaps, but just to be...

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Getting Married, Acting Single – Agile Adoption Without Organizational Change

I’m warning you, this is a long one… I just had yet another meeting with executives in the middle of an agile adoption who felt their project managers were fighting for their individual PM projects (and PM’s were compensated to do so), but the execs knew that the individual projects weren’t equally important. Worse for their strategy, the PM’s...

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Who’s More Agile – Human Resources or Agile Coaches?

Human Resources – the word sends shivers down my spine. I’ve been called in by them. I’ve coordinated training plans with them. I’ve been told I can’t (and sometimes can) do certain things. They are often the power and gateway to significant change in the organization, the people, the departments. And they may not fully...

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Why take the LeSS class?

Craig Larman has made it his mission to reduce suffering in product development. Craig Larman and Bas Vodde co-founded Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) as a comprehensive approach to scaling Scrum. In this video, Craig answers, Why take the LeSS class? Why take the LeSS class? You may be asking, “Why take the LeSS class? Why should I...

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Agile Training throughout Southern California

Agile Scrum Methodology meets Engaged Learning No death by PowerPoint. Future ScrumMasters and Product Owners in our Certified Scrum classes learn hands-on via teams, a half day release planning simulation… Find a class   You can find our current class listings for Certified ScrumMaster training, Certified Scrum Product Owner training, Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), and Scaled Agile...

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Career Kaizen #7 – The Five Scrum Values

The Five Scrum Values This week we’ll explore the Scrum values a bit. Monday – Courage I share a story in my classes about courage. Some years ago, I and my family were visiting Yellowstone National Park. There are bears in Yellowstone, and when we first saw them, I was a bit nervous. I checked...

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Career Kaizen #6 – 5 Agile Sayings to Empower Team Success

5 Agile Sayings to Empower Team Success Monday – The Wisdom of And When I worked at BigVisible, one of their coach’s conference themes was “The Wisdom of And.” This is drawn from Jim Collins work when he talks about the wisdom of “and” and the tyranny of the “or”. The point is that there...