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 $100 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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Kaizen – The Philosophy of Continuous  Improvement
Kaizen The Philosophy of Continuous Improvement By James Greene

Kaizen – The Philosophy of Continuous Improvement

Check out the video below of James Greene presenting on " Kaizen - The Philosophy of Continuous Improvement" at Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). James explores the challenges for any servant leader in determining the best way to foster change that lasts. Agile offers the opportunity to implement small, effective changes over time, with the…

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Managing Technical Debt Presentation

I presented on Managing Technical Debt at the AgileDC2018 conference held at the Kellog Conference Center at Gallaudet University in Washington DC. I'd previously presented variations of this talk at Agile2014 in Orlando, as well as the Global Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas and in Barcelona. Below is the abstract, along with the slides from the…

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How do I Maintain or Renew My ScrumMaster (CSM) or Other Scrum Alliance Certifications?
Becoming a Certified ScrumMaster

How do I Maintain or Renew My ScrumMaster (CSM) or Other Scrum Alliance Certifications?

Your Scrum Alliance certification is valid for 2 years. This applies to the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®), Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD®), Advanced Certifications (A-CSM℠, A-CSPO℠) as well as the Professional Certifications (CSP®, CSP-SM® , CSP-PO®). The initial fee was included in your course registration. To maintain your certification beyond the first 2…

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Game of Sprints
Game of sprints

Game of Sprints

Check out the video below of Kevlin Henney presenting on "The Game of Sprintsy" at the Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Kevlin explores what kind of game Scrum is with lots of people are playing it — or say they are — but there seems to be some disagreement about what the point of the…

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