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  • Fun Retrospective Games

    Retrospective Games Retrospectives an are important part of effective Agile practice. Many teams who are new to Agile may well have been taught the theory behind retrospectives, but putting them into practice can be an entirely different matter. Successful facilitation of any Agile technique is dep…

  • Serious Games In The Work Force

    What are Serious Games? Serious games was first coined by Clark C. Abt  an engineer and a pioneer of computer simulations.  In his book "Serious Games"   he describes  sports games, role playing games and computer games  as mediums for education.  Serious games are a games designed with an educatio…

  • Measuring Scrum Master Success

    How Is Scrum Master Success Measured... In order to measure a scrum master's success, you need to start by defining success. Success is very subjective. Measuring scrum master success needs to start by defining what that should look like. Webster dictionary defines success as "the accomplishment…

  • #3 Mistakes Scrum Masters Make

    Mistakes Scrum Masters Make... Being a scrum master is no easy thing to do. It is challenging, and often times out right nerve wracking to say the least. But, being a Scrum Master can be just as rewarding. I know, I been there countless of times.  Growing people is what I enjoy to do, and in the sp…

  • Preparing For the PSM1

    Preparing for the PSM1 and Sample Questions The PSM 1 (Professional Scrum Master 1) exam assesses your knowledge of scrum. Preparing for the PSM1 doesn't  require you to attend an official training course beforehand. Unlike the Certified Scrum Master certification, this exam costs $150, unlike th…

  • #3 Mistakes Agile Development Teams Make

    #3 Mistakes of Development Teams   As I write this post, I am thinking of the many great teams I've had. Some more eager than others to try new things, but for the most part they were all courageous and willing to learn. Out of my experience with them I like to share the 3 mistakes agile de…

  • Starting as a Scrum Master

    I've had a lot of individuals ask me how to get started as a scrum master and how to go about working with teams. So I thought it be best to try to answer these questions in one post. Scrum Master Role Before I start lets go over what a scrum master is. The scrum master is known as the servant lea…

  • Scrum Team Defects

    How to deal with Scrum Team defects Agile projects are designed to be fast paced so that the product can be delivered quickly, particularly if beating competition plays a vital part of the release. However, too much velocity without adequate testing can mean an increase in technical debt. This comp…

  • Cultural Differences

    How cultural differences impact agile team Companies are often diverse workplaces that are full of people from a spectrum of different cultures and backgrounds. ‘Culture’ is a term that can encompass many different things – our religion, our upbringing, how we view important topics such as gender e…

  • Successful Facilitation of the Review

    Facilitating the scrum review... One of the Agile processes that is most commonly misunderstood is the review, which is sometimes referred to as a ‘customer/stakeholder review’, the ‘show and tell’, or "demo".  Facilitating the scrum review can be difficult for some. The review is not a demo, it…