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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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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We are the Leaders we have been Waiting For
We are the Leaders we have been Waiting For by Lyssa Adkins

We are the Leaders we have been Waiting For

Check out the video below of Lisa Adkins presenting on "We are the Leaders we have been Waiting For" at Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Lisa asks if we Agilists value individuals and interactions over processes and tools, why do processes and tools so often run the show? In this talk, Lyssa offers two good…

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Technical Debt Series – What is Technical Debt?

In my previous posts we looked at symptoms of bad code and reasons we write bad code. And bad code leads to technical debt. Ward Cunningham introduced the Technical Debt metaphor by stating: “Shipping first time code is like going into debt. A little debt speeds development so long as it is paid back promptly with…

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