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Agile Adoption and Crossing the Chasm

Let’s look at the the connections between organizational change, agile adoption and Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore Today, I want to talk to you about a common model that I draw up in my ScrumMaster classes that I think you might find helpful. This model frames and gives context to challenges that we find in...

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SAFe Agilist, Why Take the 2 Day Class?

You are not the only one with questions about the two day Certified SAFe Agilist class… I’m commonly asked many questions about SAFe and the Scaled Agile Framework. Is it Agile? Should I take the class? What does that look like? Here are some points to help you think through whether taking the Certified SAFe Agilist class is...

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ScrumMaster as Servant Leader

When considering who should be a ScrumMaster (a popular post on our site), I thought it might be helpful to walk through some traits to look for, or develop, in yourself or others in your organization.  Who is a Servant Leader?   I’d like to start off with Servant Leader because I think it guides so...

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How to Start Scrum

How do you Start Scrum? I recently had lunch with a manager and his boss who wanted to get started with Scrum, or some approach, that was agile. They didn’t have a lot of executive support (they’ve been working on this for five years), nor a lot of team support, so they had to be confident...

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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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How to Get Started with Scrum in my Company?

How to Get Started with Scrum in my Company? Scott Dunn, CEO of Rocket Nine Solutions answers this question from a passionate agile with Scrum methodology perspective. How to Get Started with Scrum in my Company? For smaller companies pick a pilot project. Make sure the company understands the rules of Scrum. Get training for: ScrumMaster Product Owner...

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Should the Scrum Master take Product Owner Training?

  Should a Scrum Master take Product Owner Training? Now there’s a couple of things that I’ve seen that have been very good experiences that I think warrant a look at that.  So in a very large media organization in the Bay Area we had lots of Scrum Masters coming to the training who were...

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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...