Webinar: Intro to the CSM Course (plus ARP workshop)

This short webinar will introduce our CSM Course (Certified ScrumMaster course) and Agile Release Planning workshop. And offer a good Q&A period. *** We do the CSM+ARP regularly, nearly every week.  Both as a public course and as an in-house course.  We have been doing them online (virtually) and now have one planned in-person in […]

Webinar: Intro to the Team Level Up workshop

In this short (30 min) webinar, we will be discussing our new “Team Level Up workshop”. This is an in-house workshop to enable your Team to do two things: (a) level set on what agile-scrum is (typically we find a lot of holes, mis-understandings and disagreements) (b) agree on how to Level Up, as the […]

Webinar: Intro to the Agile Release Planning workshop

Almost every week we give an 8 hour Agile Release Planning workshop. This short webinar is to introduce the Workshop and to give you an opportunity to ask questions about it. *** People who take the workshop say: “It should be required.”  “Essential” and “That’s where it all came together for me.”  Clients are very […]

Webinar: Intro to the Scaling Workshop

We are giving a free webinar about our Scaling workshop, so you are aware and so you can ask questions. *** We have given the Scaling workshop many times.   Clients are very happy. The basic idea is to take a real situation (maybe situations, working side-by-side).  And we do the following: (1) Discuss scaling […]

AC: Open Space on Managers & Agile

Agile Carolinas for October 2020 Meeting We want to have the following session. Topic: Managers & Agile Being consistent with Open Space, this is a fairly open topic. Here are some sessions that you might want (and you get to choose): How much should the Managers drive Agile adoption? Are Managers the last (cultural) frontier? […]

ANN: COVID and Our Courses (October update)

Right now… We recently decided to try an in-person course.  More on that below. *** We are doing online (or virtual or remote) courses or workshops — except for one in-person course (see details below). Of course, we do not know when the online courses will end. For now, we are saying that all 2020 […]

Webinar: Using the Impediment List

This is another in our $5 Webinar Series. Topic: Using the Impediment List We are excited about this webinar.  We have been a strong advocate for the Impediment List pattern for years.  We believe good usage of it can make a big difference. Impediment List is a key pattern in Jeff Sutherland’s and James Coplien’s […]

How to start a Great Team

Do we want to have a great Team? I think we definitely want that.  To be fair, though, do we ask ourselves that question? I think not.  So, ask yourself that question, and resolve that you WANT to create a great team. OK, yes, you have to define what a great team is, to some […]

Webinar: A Real Team + A better Sprint Planning Meeting

Above is the title of the webinar for today. Below is the slide deck.  It’s about 30 minutes on each topic, including discussion and questions. Webinar- Real Team + better SPM V2 And here is the video: Enjoy!

Ideas Behind Agile Planning: It Helps to Have a Plan

Revised: 11/21/2020 (Original: 9/21/2020). This idea is a bit controversial, depending on who you talk to. First, let’s agree partly with the opposite idea. It can be painful to have a plan.  It can hurt.  Especially if managers will lock the “delivery date” in stone, as we say, and want to punish us if we […]