I’ve taught a lot of classes to people new to Scrum and new to the agile world of software development. I often get asked how they can get a job being a Scrum Master or agile coach. The question has caused me to think back to how I got here in the first place. I […]
During our August 2018 People Side of Software meetup in Chicago, Robert Pieper explained how to finance agile delivery with forecasts. Sound familiar..? Your team’s been trained to deliver new features in a short time frame. You’re estimating your work using abstractions like “story points.” The predictability and quality of delivery have clearly improved. However, […]
In the software community, I hear often that “agile is a mindset” or “agile is a way of delivering software in iterations.” I think a bigger point is often missed. Before I address the missing point, let me first begin by sharing a little bit about organizations that are no longer agile and why. Like […]
During our July 2018 People Side of Software meetup in Chicago, Robert Pieper shared the basics of Scrum. This brief introduction offers a quick overview of Scrum from an experienced Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer while addressing some common questions about Scrum from the audience.
I have had the opportunity of working with many Scrum Masters, both new and experienced, to help them improve in their role. While helping those Scrum Masters, I accumulated a list of books that I think every Scrum Master should read. These books can be read in any order depending on a Scrum Master’s level of interest and […]