What You Should Know Before You Become a Scrum Master. Part 3.

Welcome to Part Three of what you should know before you become a Scrum Master.  As I have said previously, becoming a Scrum Master is no easy feat and requires a good understanding of what it means to be a Scrum Master. So far we have covered Complexity, Scrum, and now we will look at […]

What You Should Know Before You Become a Scrum Master. Part 2.

So, you want to become a Scrum Master? That’s great! The world of Scrum is both fascinating, intriguing and packed with opportunities for growth. I am always very excited when people come to me expressing their desire to learn more about the world of Scrum and with that being said, I am equally intrigued to […]

5 Things You Should Know Before You Become a Scrum master: Part 1

Effective Scrum Masters continuously evolve and improve, so whether you are getting started or advancing within your career, building on your skills in Scrum will empower you to lead your team to success. But before you can do that, there are a few things you must know before you become a Scrum Master. Let’s dive […]

What’s your Favourite Part of Delivering the PSM Course?

When teaching and delivering the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, my favourite part throughout the course is watching people leave the course completely transformed in terms of what they thought Scrum was all about when they first started. This happens simply because as they go through the course, they start to see all the different […]

Why Does Courage Feature in the Scrum Values?

Among the five Scrum Values, courage is one that is spoken about a lot, and for a very important reason. Courage is important because courage is not about the absence of fear or discomfort, courage is about having fear and discomfort, and doing something anyway. So when we are working as a team, going through […]

What is One of the Hardest Parts of a New Scrum Coaching Engagement?

When starting work with a new client, one of the hardest things to do as a practitioner is to resist the temptation of drawing conclusions, and instead spend time observing,listening as well as understanding what is actually happening. One of the traps that I see experienced people fall into, is that they often underestimate problems […]

Why is Transparency so Important in Scrum?

Why is Transparency so Important in Scrum?   When we are talking about Scrum, we are talking about an empirical process, because this is what Scrum is there to enable. The foundation and keystone that makes empiricism and Scrum work is transparency. According to the Scrum Guide, transparency requires processes and work to be visible […]

How Difficult is it to Make the Transition From Project Manager to Product Owner?

Most of the people that I get to work with are clients who are transitioning from their previous ways of working which we tend to refer to as a waterfall or traditional project environment. Typically in a traditional working environment there are usually a lot of Project Managers working simultaneously due to the way they […]

What Is My Favourite Agile Principle?

Now we all know that there are a lot of Agile principles out there and each of them bring their own unique strengths to the meal.   So, with that in mind, I would have to say that my favourite Agile Principle is the principle of pausing, thinking, and evaluating ways to improve on a […]