All teams have leaders. They’re re accountable, amongst other things, for their team’s effectiveness. Perhaps the best way to enable this effectiveness is to empower the team. But how to empower the team? This article covers three easy tips to do just that.[Read more…] about How to Empower Your Team in 3 Easy Steps
The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course has evolved over the years and the PSPO I assessment has become even more difficult! I consider this assessment the most difficult of all the Scrum.org entry level assessments and it pays to be prepared. Here then, is my updated guide on how to pass the PSPO I assessment.[Read more…] about How to Pass the PSPO I Assessment (Scrum Guide 2020)
A Scrum Event is a meeting. So why don’t we just call it that? Why create a new word? Given the poor reputation that meetings have, maybe it’s not a surprise. Rather than replicate the name and pain of meetings, the Scrum Events are designed to replace them and be all that you need. The power of the Scrum Events is in the way they’re time-boxed and in their purpose. Let’s take a closer look.[Read more…] about Unlock the Power in the Five Scrum Events
What is a Scrum Ceremony?
You may have heard of the phrase ‘Scrum ceremony’. Which is odd because it’s never appeared in the Scrum Guide. But clearly it exists and it’s in common use. So, where did it come from? What does it mean? Let’s find out.[Read more…] about The Fascinating Origin of the term ‘Scrum Ceremony’
The words Scrum and Agile are often used interchangeably and yet, they’re quite different. Here’s a short article that explains the difference.[Read more…] about What is the Difference Between Scrum and Agile