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

LeSS & Learn training with Jurgen De Smet in Prague, 19-20 November 2020

For the firts time, Jurgen De Smet is bringing new advanced LeSS training to Prague.

Training: LeSS & Learn - Deepen knowledge & share experiences

Date: 19-20 November 2020

Early bird price: 1 067 EUR plus VAT (21%) valid until  30 days before the start of the training

Regular price: 1 200 EUR plus VAT (21%) otherwise

Place: Prague, Czech Republic

Language: English

Trainer: Jurgen De Smet

Pre-course Reading: A-CSM

This 2-days workshop is part of the advanced Great ScrumMaster Academy program so you are expected to spend significant time to prepare yourself before the class, where we validate your learning and practice situations from the ScrumMaster journey. Certification is an optional part of this program and in order to get certified you have to: 

  1. Demonstrate your knowledge/skills/experience as described in the Learning Objectives and get them validated by the trainer during the class.
  2. Demonstrate at least 12-months of ScrumMaster experience by uploading your role-specific experience to your Scrum Alliance Profile (any time after the class).

Some topics may be well known and internal part of your day-to-day work, some others may be new or bring a different perspective. Join the class with an open mind, the ways of learning are unexpected. 

Note that, an important part of the class is trainer learning validation. In case of gaps, you get feedback so you can inspect and adapt on that part and demonstrate your learning. If the gaps are too big to inspect and adapt in two days, it may end up with some recommended follow-up learning/coaching followed by trainer validation. However this is a possibility, it is not expected to happen too often and most of the active ScrumMasters will make it if they do the class preparation well

Please spend time to read through given concepts and reflect on them. You are encouraged to join local meetups and work on specific learning objectives with a group of Agile enthusiasts there.

The questions in italic shall help you to cross-check your understanding.

Agile and Scrum Background

Team

Be familiar with the core team concepts (part of my CSM class so you can use notes in your CSM workbook or as described in The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay book):

Servant Leadership

  • Watch the videos or read the following books:
    • David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivwKQqf4ixA
    • Dave Logan, Tribal Leadership: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_logan_on_tribal_leadership

ScrumMastery 

Be familiar with the ScrumMaster concepts (part of my CSM class so you can use notes in your CSM workbook):

For more details, you can read The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay book.

System Thinking

Agile Product Ownership

Refresh the basics (part of my CSPO class):

Additional resources: 

Scaling

Be ready to: 

Other

Be familiar with technical practices of Extreme Programming and be able to explain them to the team. 

Additional recommended reading (after the class)