training

How to Hire a Certified Scrum Trainer

By |2020-01-22T09:31:16-05:00January 21st, 2020|Process|

Though many aspects of the Scrum framework are uniform, Certified Scrum Training is not an "off the shelf" commodity. Trainers can vary dramatically in experience and approach, so you should think carefully about how you choose — and what you want to get out of it.

How to Run a Coaching Dojo

By |2019-11-24T06:23:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Frameworks, Process, Product|

A coaching dojo is a safe place to improve three important skills for an Agile Coach - observing, listening and questioning.  The goals of a coaching dojo are to offer opportunities to practice listening without judgment, gather information more effectively and ask different kinds of questions to understand the real ...
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We Need 10000 Agile Coaches!

By |2019-11-19T11:40:54-05:00December 11th, 2016|News|

As of today [2016], the Scrum Alliance identifies 322,157 people as Certified ScrumMasters (CSM). You can find 66,813 people identified as Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO), and a number of people have both certifications. Although the anemic number of Product Owners relative to ScrumMasters raises some questions, the more serious ...
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Agile Coach: Champion, Catalyst, Capacitor, Coach

By |2019-12-23T10:14:04-05:00December 12th, 2015|Process|

Champion: a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else. Catalyst: a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change. Capacitor: a device used to store an electric charge. Coach: a tutor who gives private or specialized teaching. In our first article, we discussed the broad areas where an Agile Coach (or CSP-SM) makes an impact.  In our second article, ...
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Agile2014 Gratitude

By |2019-11-19T12:03:42-05:00August 12th, 2014|Frameworks, News|

I really enjoyed meeting new people and seeing so many old friends at Agile2014 in Orlando. Thank you to everyone who attended my session, asked questions and provided feedback, which encouraged me and gave me ideas for future events. Here is the feedback for "Teaching Agile to Management": "Your session's ...
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