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Agile Assessment Tool for Organizational Growth – AgilityHealth – Rene Rosendahl -SoCal Agile Leadership Summit

René Rosendahl was one of the speakers at our SoCal Agile Leadership Summit on November 6, 2015 at the Disney Grand Californian hotel. René shared about their experience implementing the Agile assessment tool for organizational growth – AgilityHealth. René recounts his journey from a smaller company of around 450 people to an acquisition into a larger of company of 30,000...

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Scrum Master-Manager? Does it Work?

Scrum Master-Manager? Does it Work? First, a manager of a group should not be that group’s scrum master-manager. I have yet to have met one other coach or trainer who doesn’t agree with that. All sorts of bad things happen there, but primarily, the team can’t improve on any area that challenges their scrum master-manager...

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Scrum But and Overcoming Agile Challenges

  How NOT to do “Scrum but” Today we want to talk about overcoming obstacles, or how not to do Scrum but. We have folks in the classes who commonly come with real agile challenges. These are good to hear about and good to share about within class. So, let’s walk through a few of the...

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Southern California Agile Leadership Summit

Southern California Agile Leadership Summit At Rocket Nine Solutions, we are excited to tell you about a special event we have coming up: our inaugural Southern California Agile Leadership Summit in Anaheim at the Disney Grand Californian on November 5, 2015. Executive Support… or the Lack Thereof The summit is an opportunity for coaches of agile transformations...

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Did Management Think Scrum Was a Gym Membership?

Does your management think scrum is a gym membership? Deciding to use Scrum is a transforming decision. We have people say that they want their kids to go to traditional public school so that their kids can participate in sports. The general reason is because it changes the kid. The structure and goals of the...

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Scrum Team Training Essential for Buy-in

Scrum Team Training is Essential for Buy-in Team Not Bought In? Train Them. As we coach organizations, I come across a common problem of team members not bought into Scrum, resisting the changes or having a negative attitude towards them. Every time, those members had no Scrum team training. But consider how you would feel if someone...

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How to Get Started with Scrum on a Team

How to Get Started with Scrum on a Team Today we want to talk about what to do as you get started with Scrum on a team. There are a couple of key pieces I want to share about this and then we’ll roll through a couple of case studies. The main things we’re looking for...

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Agile Leadership Makes a Difference

Agile Leadership Makes a Difference Wow, I almost got sucked in…. Now that Agile 2015 is here, I was looking through the self-promotion of talks to see what was interesting to me. I was struck by one about Human Systems Dynamics. And for a moment, I was captivated by all the models (I’m a models...

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Certified Scrum Product Owner Trends

I’ve seen a few interesting trends with the Certified Scrum Product Owner role: As of April 2015, Certified ScrumMasters outnumberedCertified Scrum Product Owners by a ratio of 6 to 1. It was difficult fill a CSPO class, and we usually ran 3 ScrumMaster classes for every 1 Product Owner class. This is starting to change. In this post...