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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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?

The classes described here lead to certifications issued by the Scrum Alliance®, a nonprofit association with more than 900,000 practitioners worldwide. Scrum Alliance was founded in 2001, and is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community, guiding Agile practitioners through every step of their journey, and providing Advocacy,…

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