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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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Large Scale Scrum LeSS as Advanced Scrum Master

Large Scale Scrum LeSS as Advanced Scrum Master After spending a bit of time going through the newest (and simplest) LeSS book (Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS), participating in Craig Larman’s Certified LeSS Practitioner workshop, and now applying its principles and guides with companies adopting Scrum (or more accurately, trying again at an agile transformation), I’d like...

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Why take Certified Scrum Developer Training

Why take Certified Scrum Developer Training We’re hosting the Certified Scrum Developer Training throughout Southern California. Why take Certified Scrum Developer Training? Co-founder of Scrum, Ken Schwaber, said, “Scrum will fail without those developer practices within Scrum.” Now, Scrum doesn’t necessarily tell you how to do the work, but what we look to a lot is...

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Agile Adoption Preparation Signals Future Success

Agile Adoption Preparation I’ve recently been coaching at a company, and I’ve seen the most impressive agile adoption preparation ever. And we haven’t even “started” yet. “Normal” Agile Adoption Preparation Most companies call us in to help kick-off their agile adoption, but they have: Already decided on the approach (Scrum) and details (sprint length, day of...

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5 Quick Wins from our Student Coaching Calls

5 Quick Wins from our Student Coaching Calls Based on some questions and answers from our student coaching calls, I thought it’d be good to share some quick wins from the conversations about Scrum and agile that we’ve had with students. Does leadership know what agile is and how Scrum works? If you’ve been to Scrum Master...

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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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Who ever Heard of an Agile Manager ???

Who ever Heard of an Agile Manager ??? There is no role of Agile Manager in Scrum. What would you choose for the management and leadership involved with your company’s agile adoption? 1. Get extended time with an expert 2. Go get trained in agile 3. Hear someone share their story of how they changed...

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Who should take the LeSS class?

Who should 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, “Who should take the LeSS class?” Top Down Sometimes people ask Craig, “Who should...

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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...