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Certified Agile Leadership for Teams – CAL-T

We are walking through the three sections of Agile Leadership Training offerings from the Scrum Alliance, explaining their particulars in three separate posts to empower you to make decisions on the best course for your needs. First, in an earlier post, we explained the base course, Certified Agile Leadership Essentials. In this post, we will...

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Certified Agile Leadership Essentials – CAL-E

We are going to walk through the three sections of Agile Leadership Training offerings from the Scrum Alliance, explaining their particulars in three separate posts to empower you to make decisions on the best course for your needs. First, we’ll talk about the base course, Certified Agile Leadership Essentials. Certified Agile Leadership Essentials – CAL-E...

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Test Driven Development Slows Us Down?

I hear from teams and their managers that Test Driven Development (TDD) is taking them longer than their usual development practice. That’s not been my experience at all. But I can see where some may get the impression that TDD is slower. Let’s say we’re writing some code for a new feature. And it takes...

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I’m thinking about trying to find a Scrum master job…

This is a time of change for a lot of people. I’ve recently had a chance to talk to quite a few people looking to change careers. Many are considering trying to find a Scrum master job. I respond to some of the common questions below as well as include links to a few resources....

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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...