What’s Really Going On? An Observational Workshop
what's really going on observational workshop

What’s Really Going On? An Observational Workshop

Check out the video below of Julie Wyman and Mark Grove presenting on "What's Really Going on? An Observational Workshop" at the Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). They show us how observation is a powerful tool, but one which we may not take advantage to its true potential. By learning how to expand our observational…

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Which Tests Should We Automate?
Which Tests Can We Automate?

Which Tests Should We Automate?

When we look at the different types of tests and the Agile Testing Quadrant, which tests in which quadrant can we automate? In general, any tests that can be scripted can and should be automated. If we can map out a series of preparatory steps, followed by an action that results in an expected value or…

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What is The Agile Testing Quadrant?
The Agile Testing Quadrant

What is The Agile Testing Quadrant?

Brian Marick came up with a way to categorize the different types by 2 dimensions: Tests that support programming or the team and tests that critique the productTests that are technology facing and tests that are business facing Test that support the team: These are tests that help the team build and change the application with…

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What are the Different Types of Tests?
Types of Tests

What are the Different Types of Tests?

Test definitions vary. Sometimes they are categorized by type, level and approach. Below is my take on the different types of testing. Unit Testing: Verifies that a single unit of code (a specific behavior in a method) behaves as intended. Integration Testing: Verifies that two or more units communicating with each other behave as intended. Component…

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The Most Common Misunderstanding of Agile Software Development
Iterating Only On Development

The Most Common Misunderstanding of Agile Software Development

Many organizations believe Agile is just about development and focus solely on an iterative or incremental approach to development, ignoring other aspects like requirements, designs, tests, and deployments. Agile is not just about development. It is not about maintaining your SDLC phased approach and iterating just over the development phase and keeping a long big upfront…

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4 Typical Transitions Teams Go Through When They First Start Adopting Scrum
Transitions Steps in Scrum Adoption

4 Typical Transitions Teams Go Through When They First Start Adopting Scrum

Over many consulting engagements, I’ve come to see 4 stages that organizations and teams go through as they try to learn and implement Scrum on their own. Typically, these engagements start when an organization reaches out asking for help as they are not seeing the benefits they expected after adopting Scrum. I usually find the organization…

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Do You Offer Discounts on Certified Scrum Classes?
Training Discounts

Do You Offer Discounts on Certified Scrum Classes?

Absolutely! We offer various types of discounts based on ticket type as mentioned below in addition to special promo codes you can get by subscribing to our newsletter. These promo codes give you additional discounts of up $50 off upcoming Scrum classes. Our discounts based on ticket type include: Super Early Bird: For every class, there…

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How to Claim PDU’s for a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course or Other Scrum Alliance Courses
Project Management Institute

How to Claim PDU’s for a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course or Other Scrum Alliance Courses

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) encourages its members to continue their professional development by accumulating Professional Development Units (PDUs) via continuing education like training classes, organization meetings, reading books, creating content, volunteering and so forth. For full details on PDU requirements, look up the Continuing Certification Requirements Handbook (CCR). To claim PDUs for attending a Kaizenko…

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Top 5 Ways to Earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
SEUs

Top 5 Ways to Earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Scrum Education Units or SEUs are required for renewing foundational, advanced and professional level Scrum Alliance certifications. This includes CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®, A-CSM℠, A-CSPO℠, CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, and CSP®. To validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum and to maintain your certification you are required to earn SEUs by completing…

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