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

Reference - Cleverlance

David Herbst, SW Tester, Cleverlance, T-Mobile project"My beginnings in Scrum were not extremely dazzling. In the very beginning I was annoyed that I have to change my work style. In addition to it I was rather skeptical to the fact that Scrum should make something better. I was convinced that the output would be either none or definitely worse than when using the existing processes. Further development seemed to agree with my doubts. In the moment when our team stumbled at a complex task (adjustment of installation procedure) I was convinced that it is not the right way. However, today I can judge Scrum after tenth completed sprint and my view has changed from the base. Now I am convinced, that the period when I was a member of Scrum team, was probably the most inspiring time. Compared with projects in which I was involved during the last three or four years.

CleverlanceWhy was it I liked being in Scrum? As a team member I had much better conditions for my work. I could affect what and when will be done. I had a feeling that I am much closer to solving problems. That I not only search for them but that I am able to help solve them. Both developers and analyst were part of the same team, had the same goal as I had the same delivery schedules and therefore they had a reason (and also mind) to really cooperate. Compared to the classical approach (Waterfall) I was not only responsible for finding faults in other’s work. I was a team member leading up to the fulfillment of commitment. And it was a pleasant change. I am not able to evaluate if the Scrum is in absolute numbers more effective than the classical process model. But the Scrum definitely fulfilled my notions about how a developing team should work. As a shock troop, in which everyone has his task and which looks from outside as a homogenous unit. My feeling from this is more than positive."

David Herbst, SW Tester, Cleverlance, T-Mobile project