The majority of students that attend my Scrum Master training classes are looking for certain benefits. I thought I knew what they were. Until I asked. The answers surprised me. Here’s what I discovered and how you can benefit.[Read more…] about Scrum Master Training Can Unlock Your Potential
Many Scrum Teams make use of Velocity. In the right hands, it’s an incredibly useful measure. In the wrong hands, it can become a tool of obfuscation and even oppression. Here’s how:[Read more…] about The Colossal Danger inherent in Velocity
I read somewhere that multitasking makes you stupid. So, I did some research to understand why. What I learned was both interesting and revealing. Google Is Your Research Friend.[Read more…] about Multitasking Makes You Stupid (but you’re enjoying It)
If you’ve heard of Scrum, you’ve likely heard of Sprint zero. This article explains what Sprint zero is and how it is used in Scrum. I’ll also explain why the phrase ‘Sprint zero’ annoys Ken Schwaber, one of the co-creators of Scrum.[Read more…] about The Truth about Sprint Zero (and why Ken hates it)
In June 2012, I wrote the world’s first ever article that advised readers on how to pass the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment from Scrum.org. It was hugely popular and I’m flattered that it’s been copied so many times.
In the meantime, the world has changed, Scrum has evolved and the PSM I assessment has been changed. I reasoned that it was about time to update my first article. So, here it is. the updated guide to help you earn your PSM I certificate. From the original author of ‘How to pass your PSM I assessment’.[Read more…] about How to Pass the PSM I Assessment (Scrum Guide 2020)