Scrum adoption is increasing fast and organisations are looking for Scrum qualified personnel. One way to show your worth is with a recognised Scrum Master certificate. In this article, I compare the two main options to help you decide which one is for you.[Read more…] about Scrum Master Certificate. Which one should you choose?
Story Points and estimating in Scrum. An exercise in confusion?
Estimating in Scrum uses a unit of measurement referred to as the Story Point. But why use Story Points instead of hours or days or any other well-known unit of time? Are we deliberately trying to obfuscate? In this article I look at the pros and cons of using Story Points and come to a surprising conclusion.
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Top 10 Reasons to use Scrum instead of Waterfall
Most software projects have been managed using a process known as waterfall. But, since the mid-90’s a revolution has been gathering pace and the Scrum framework is being adopted by organisations all over the World. Are you considering using Scrum? Here are my top 10 reasons why you should use Scrum instead of waterfall.
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Scrum Adoption – The Special Forces Way
One of the biggest challenges in a successful Scrum implementation, is the manner in which Scrum is adopted by an organisation. Special Forces have struggled with the issue in the wider Military for decades. Can they teach us anything about scrum adoption and integration?
How to Pass the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) Assessment
In March 2012, I sat the Professional Scrum Master I assessment provided by Scrum.org. I used the scrum open assessment from Scrum.org to achieve this but that’s not the only tip I needed.
I did not attend any formal training beforehand and relied only on my experience and exam preparation. In this article, I tell you how I prepared for, and passed, the Professional Scrum Master I assessment.[Read more…] about How to Pass the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) Assessment