Certified LeSS Practitioner training is going to be online - October 5-9, 2020 with Jurgen De Smet

Next week's Certified LeSS Practitioner course has been adjusted to a full remote, online provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course. We'll start on Monday, October 5th and continue till friday, October 9th.

There are a couple of seats left to reach our max 12 attendees limit as some CLP attendees prefer to wait for an in-person event. Registre here.

Book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay is available in the Japanese language

I’m glad that my book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay was officially translated into the Japanese language and is already available from 9th September 2020. The translated name is: “SCRUMMASTER THE BOOK 優れたスクラムマスターになるための極意”. The publisher is “ 翔泳社” (Shoeisha) and you can buy the book at different online stores.

CAL2 – Certified Agile Leadership II program is open for registration and confirmed to run - Fall 2020

The next run of CAL2 – Certified Agile Leadership II program will start on October 10, 2020. It's opened for registrations and confirmed to run. It will consist of individual leadership circle profile, series of coaching video calls, and individual assessment. You can find all the details about the program here.

The program will be delivered as an online program, schedule and all details about conditions, execution can be found at Scrum Alliance website.

Register for the program here

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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