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Certified Scrum Developer: Certification Path Update

In April 2021, the Scrum Alliance released their update to the Certified Scrum Developer certification path. In the past, to obtain CSD certification, developers had to take three days of technical training, plus an additional two days of coursework. There were two tracks available: one involved completing the Certified ScrumMaster course, the other involved a...

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Agile Coffee Podcast on Kanban

The latest Agile Coffee podcast #63 from Vic Bonacci and Larry Lawhead focused on the topic of Kanban.  Van Wray, an Accredited Kanban Trainer, walks through the differences of Kanban and Scrum and how to apply it in other areas of the business including the role of a Scrum Master in Kanban. Lots of great...

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What are the Agile Coaches Reading?

I was reading a book last week and thought it one of the better books I hadn’t heard of from others. It made me think, “What are others reading that I should know about?” I asked our Rocket Nine team, our partner network of agile coaches and trainers, and some of our most successful customers...

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The Unknown Tool for Your Growth and Leadership

How do you grow in your career, as a leader, in your role? You have more challenges, and options, then ever before that can spur your growth, given the rise of Agile, and the business world’s VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). Just as there is a case for change for corporations, those buildings are...

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SEU Requirements for CSM and CSPO – Renewal Information from Scrum Alliance

The Scrum Alliance has announced changes to their SEU Requirements for CSM and CSPO. These changes affect the application of Scrum Education Unit requirements for foundational certifications such as, CSM and CSPO. See below from the Scrum Alliance: Scrum Education Units® (SEU®) will be required for foundational and advanced certification renewal, effective February 4, 2019. You can...

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Agile Books: Rocket Nine Recommended Reading

If you’ve been to one our classes, no doubt you’ve seen the Table o’ Agile Books in the back of the room. At Rocket Nine Solutions we value reading as a pathway to learning and personal transformation. We believe learning is the key to agility in your career. In this post you’ll find a list...

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Toastmasters and ScrumMasters: Agile Leadership and Effective Communication

I was recently part of a panel on Scrum training, along with other agile leaders in our area that I respect both for their knowledge of agile and for their professionalism. Anyone would say they are successful. Just before we started, I realized that three of the five panelists were part of Toastmasters. Coincidence? Au...