A New Spin, er, Flip on the Pennies Exercise

I owe this one to one of the attendees of a recent Agile Concept class I delivered a couple of weeks ago. Most folks are probably familiar with ‘the penny flip’ exercise to demonstrate the differences between waterfall and agile development.  For those who...

Is There Value in Scrum Certification?

I’m glad to see the Scrum Alliance is taking steps towards a better testing process to designate certification, especially with the recently released CSM exam objectives. There are some widely varying opinions on the validity of Scrum certification but I think,...

Delivering Value Fast – The Retrospective

6% left on my battery and no power cord in site so I’ll be brief.  The workshop didn’t get into tactics or execution details but it gave me and the team members a great insight into the product owner role.  The biggest statement that stuck with me was that...

Day 3 – Certified Scrum Master Training

Day 3 was all about Teams and the Scrum Master role.  Had a couple of exercises that were pretty simple, but they were probably more simple to figure out after a few days of training.  There were a couple of really key points that are going to help me and my company...