Interview With Author Zuzana Sochova

I made an interview for server nfreads.com mostly about book writing and my inspirations. If you are interested in check it out.

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster training in English in Prague on 29-30 April 2019

The next CSM - Certified ScrumMaster training in Prague is on April 29-30, 2019. This class will be in English. Come to join me and to learn more about #ScrumMasterWay concent and start your path to be The Great ScrumMaster. A unique experience in one of the nicest city in Europe.

CAL1 - Certified Agile Leadership I again in Prague - 1.-2.4.2019

We are preparing the next run of CAL - Certified Agile Leadership I in Prague. The class will be on 1-2 April 2019 in English. The training is focused on building a modern Agile Organization and to support personal growth of Agile leaders, emphasizes the right culture of the self-organization, ownership, and responsibility while keeping safety and trust as a prerequisite. Agile leadership is one of the critical aspects of every successful Agile transformation in any organization.

You can get early bird price if you register until March 1, 2019. 

Register here for the course or send me an email if you have any questions.

How to start with Scrum

  1. Read Agile manifesto - http://agilemanifesto.org - and try to apply those principles to your context.
  2. Agile is huge change. It's changing culture and mindset. It will not be easy so spend some time to investigate if your reasons for agile adoption are good enough.
  3. Read my blogs http://soch.cz/blog (CZ) and http://agile-scrum.com.
  4. Try it now. It's always good time to start.
  5. Neither Agile nor Scrum is a dogma. But don't give up too early. It's lot of work to make it stick.
  6. Learn more. Read books and aticles from the following section or check our additional courses and workshops.

Books

Back to the Basics

Books (not only) for ScrumMasters

 Books (not only) for Product Owners

How to build good Product Backlog

Books (not only) for Managers

 Books (not only) for Testers

Other recommendations to read

Videos

Blogs

Extended Education

I like to learn from the 'best of the best'. Here are my recommendations where to go:

Case-studies

How to run Agile Organization

Other Scrum and Agile case-studies

Agile @ SAP / ERP

Agile @ Hardware

Still not done with links? 

Check out Agile Pain Relief site.

Scrum and tools

Tools:

Sprint level:

  • Despite on Product backlog and tools you decided to use, Sprint backlog and sprint plan don't need any tool. Use paper cards instead.
  • If you are using any complex tool, never add task level there.
  • For distributed teams try scrumblr.ca

Don't forget to celebrate any success.

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