“Why does Scrum require that you only have one person ‘own’ a product?”“Why do we have to be done with something in a month or less? That would make our testing process really inefficient.”“Why is everyone on a development team called a ‘developer’? Why is it called a development team anyways? My teams don’t build […]
Real-world experience, advice, and stories about Scrum - how to put Scrum into practice and problems you might run into along the way.
Are you wondering if Professional Scrum Master training is the right fit for you? In this post, I will provide an overview of common reasons people attend Professional Scrum Master training, what they were hoping to get out of it, and what they actually got out of it. “The New Scrum Master” “The New Scrum Master” […]
This is John, and John is a developer that went through one of my Scrum classes recently. John works for a company that is using Scrum, and they are doing 4-week Sprints. John told me that he works at a sustainable of about 40 hours per week, so over the course of a 4-week Sprint, he […]
These are the top five books that every Scrum Master, regardless of skill level or amount of experience, should read to build a solid foundation for understanding Scrum and the Scrum Master role. Scrum – A Pocket Guide – This is a short book written by the person who wrote the training materials for the Professional Scrum Foundations […]
Although I haven’t been working in information technology for very long, I have already noticed a trend – many people believe in and are innately attracted to silver bullets. Unfortunately, some in management believe Scrum is a silver bullet, so they bring it into an unsuspecting organization and expect that implementing it will solve many of […]