Why We Created a Certified Product Owner Exam

By |2021-09-21T10:14:46-04:00September 17th, 2021|News, Training|

For many years, our Certified Scrum Product Owner students have asked why the Scrum Alliance does not offer an assessment for students completing their CSPO courses. This post explains why there is no exam today and the steps we took to create an exam that students can use to assess their knowledge.

How to Improve Your Test-Driven Development

By |2021-10-16T10:51:51-04:00July 19th, 2021|Process|

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a fundamental programming skill in short supply today.  TDD is a powerful design technique that improves the quality and reliability of software as unit tests are automated and run more frequently.  One of the key concepts behind TDD is that the software become self-checking.  As more people touch ...
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Importance of Concrete Action Items

By |2020-03-25T14:32:29-04:00August 31st, 2018|Process|

Retrospectives without concrete action items are pretty much a complete waste of time (and this coming from a guy who thinks the Retrospective is the MOST important discussion in Scrum!!).  Over-and-over again, when I encounter teams and organizations struggling to adopt Scrum and Agile, I often find lame, uninspiring Action ...
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