When Can I Take the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Exam?
CSM Exam

When Can I Take the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Exam?

You can take the exam right after you successfully complete the in person 2 day Scrum Alliance® Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) class delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®). The exam is not taken during the class but can be taken immediately after the end of day 2 if you like. I however do not recommend that…

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How do I Become a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)?
CSM Certificate

How do I Become a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)?

To become a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) you have to Take the in person 2 day Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®).Pass the Scrum Alliance administered CSM exam within 90 days of taking the class. To pass, you must correctly answer 37 out of 50 questions within 60 minutes.Accept the…

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Has Your Agile Transformation Hit a Wall
Has Your Agile Transformation Hit a Wall

Has Your Agile Transformation Hit a Wall

Check out the video below of Michael Spayd and Michele Madore presenting on "Has Your Agile Transformation Hit a Wall? Understand Why and What to Do Next" at the Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Michele and Michael look at what might be missing from a transformation: Culture has not changed, leaders do not yet fully…

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Which Scrum Certification Class Should I Take?
Scrum Alliance Certifications

Which Scrum Certification Class Should I Take?

First, a word of caution before moving on to describing the different classes. Over the past five years or so, many new for-profit certifying bodies have popped-up offering certs with similar names like Scrum Master Certified or Scrum Master Certification among others. That's created a lot of confusion for potential new students. So please be wary.…

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How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence Without Manipulation
How to Change Minds The Art of Influence Without Manipulation by Rob Jolles

How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence Without Manipulation

Check out the video below of Rob Jolles presenting on "How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence Without Manipulation" at Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Rob explores why people are resistant to change. Why? Because people fundamentally fear change. In this fast paced, and spirited keynote participants are forced to focus away from the…

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So You Want To Go Faster? A Journey to Continuous Deployment
So you Want To Go Faster By Dan Davis

So You Want To Go Faster? A Journey to Continuous Deployment

Check out the video below of Dan Davis presenting on "So You Want to Go Faster" at Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Dan explores how frequently does a good agile team deploy to production. Not every team is capable of deploying "on every commit". What does it take for a team to even start deploying…

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Technical Debt Series – The Vicious Cycle of Technical Debt

In my previous post, we looked at the difference between good technical debt and bad technical debt and highlighted the importance of keeping our debt low. Unfortunately, the typical scenario that most teams face is that they eventually reach a point where their output is lower then what it used to be. Instead of stopping and…

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Productivity Engineering – Scaling a DevOps Culture
Productivity Engineering - Scaling a DevOps Culture by Mike McGarr

Productivity Engineering – Scaling a DevOps Culture

Check out the video below of Mike McGarr presenting on "Productivity Engineering - Scaling a DevOps Culture" at Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Mike talks about how the software industry has seen an influx of technologies and techniques, including DevOps, cloud, Agile, microservices, machine learning, big data, containers and more. Organizations are becoming flatter and…

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