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Certified SAFe Agilist or Scaled Program Consultant?

Which is right for you? Certified SAFe Agilist or Scaled Program Consultant? Certified Scrum Trainer Scott Dunn, offers an explanation to help you make your choice today. The Scaled Agile Academy offers many classes. The two most popular are the 2 Day Certified SAFe Agilist and 4 Day Scaled Program Consultant Class. Consider these questions: Are...

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Automating Agile Processes

Melvin Laguren presented on Automating Agile Processes at Scrum Day OC in March 2015 An important part of making agility a reality in development work is automating Agile processes. We need to put in place practices, such as: Relentless Refactoring Test-Driven Development Continuous Integration Developers get hands-on experience with all these agile practices and more...

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Who Should Be The ScrumMaster

My name is Scott Dunn, Agile coach and trainer of Rocket Nine Solutions delivering agility here in the Southern California area. Today we will talk about implementing the ScrumMaster role or who should be the ScrumMaster. There are a couple of stories that I’d like to tell. Then we will circle back and break down what...

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How to Get Management Support for Agile with Scrum Methodology

Hi, I’m Scott Dunn of Rocket Nine Solutions doing Agile Coaching and Training in the Southern California area. Today we’ll talk to you about how to get management support for Agile with scrum methodology. Now our certified Scrum master and certified product owner and even the scaled Agile classes that we do. We got lots of...

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Certified Scrum Professional Pathway

This video is from Scott Dunn, Agile Coach Trainer of Rocket Nine Solutions which delivers Agility in the Southern California area talking to you about your training certification options along the Certified Scrum Professional pathway (CSP). So just a couple of notes from my experience that you might find helpful and questions you could ask...

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The Certified SAFe Agilist

In my SAFe training one week (Leading the Scaled Agile Framework), a student commented on where does Scaled Agile fit within the classes and certification from the Scrum Alliance. I referenced the flowchart below in my answer to explain The Certified SAFe Agilist and how it fits. The Certified SAFe Agilist (the designation you receive after taking the...

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Career Kaizen #5 – 5 Days of Leadership

5 Days of Leadership Monday – Level 5 Leadership Most agree leadership is important, but there are many definitions out there. Are you a leader? Do you have leadership in you? The ScrumMaster role is often described as a servant leader, so it’s worth some focused time on it. One of the classic business books...

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Career Kaizen #4 – 5 Ways to Make Real Change Happen

5 Ways to Make Real Change Happen Monday, It wasn’t easy – I had to change a LOT Difficult days are rewarding. The challenges you face are what make you better, more than what you were last week or last year. Imagine that you are observing some amazing team, better than any you’ve ever been...

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Career Kaizen #3 – Your Culture

Your Culture Monday – Your Cultural Context This week we’ll be looking at your cultural context. A mentor once told me “People trump process, but politics trumps people”, and for the business, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So, what is your company culture? And what does that mean to you? The technology innovation adoption curve...