The Eight Hats of an Agile Coach

By |2020-03-25T14:33:04-04:00June 12th, 2017|Process|

Back in 2012, I worked with a colleague to develop a new course for ScrumMasters (and other Agile change agents).  Our goal was to figure out a way to support learners on a progressive educational journey from ScrumMaster to Agile Coach (CSP-SM).  While the specific offering we developed did not ...
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Facilitator Kit For Agile Coaches

By |2020-03-25T14:33:05-04:00December 12th, 2016|Process|

For just a small investment of $13.99, you can have your very own facilitation starter kit!  It has post-its!  It has Sharpies!  It has stickers!  It has everything you need for your next collaborative, engaging and productive conversation with the Team, your users and the customers.  For just $13.99 you ...
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How to Run a Coding Dojo

By |2022-07-20T20:42:02-04:00June 9th, 2016|Frameworks, Product|

At Agile Portugal, I heard Emily Bache (@emilybache) give an inspiring keynote address on the importance of coding dojos to advance the art of programmers and testers.  Emily, much like myself, is a strong proponent of test-driven development (TDD), but recognizes that while TDD is easy to explain, it is very hard ...
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Defining the Agile Mindset

By |2020-03-25T14:35:58-04:00February 29th, 2016|Process|

Ever wonder why some Agile practitioners regularly butt heads with more traditionally minded managers? Have you ever spent significant one-on-one time with a Product Owner (or a Team member or a Stakeholder) to answer all their questions about why and how Scrum works and they still just do not "get it?"  Have ...
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Growth Path for Product Managers

By |2022-01-19T21:35:31-05:00March 27th, 2015|News|

In the last two Certified Scrum Product Owner courses that I taught, people have asked, “What’s next?” A beautiful question indeed. My answer included a path to Certified Scrum Professional that Carlton Nettleton and I have developed, a series of advanced courses that Applied Frameworks offers, and the Scaled Agile ...
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Why Is Commitment Important to Scrum

By |2020-03-25T14:37:17-04:00May 14th, 2013|Process|

Commitment is essential to Scrum since it lies at the fundamental core of Scrum - personal accountability, the drive for personal excellence and genuine connection with your peers in the workplace and the work itself.  In Scrum, participants are asked to make three commitments - commitment to deliver quality work ...
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