Announcement: Scrum Alliance allows Online Courses

Scrum Alliance announced that it will allow, for some period of time, for virtual / online courses.  This is due to the Coronavirus. We have our first virtual course next week, that is March 17-19. And the second course on March 24-26. Our expectation is to do every course for the next two months as […]

How to get a Full-Time SM?

Most ScrumMasters should be full-time!  (Well, ok, if you are already hyper-productive (5x-10x) AND you can stay that high with a 50% SM, god bless you, then do that!  Otherwise, it pays to have a full-time SM helping the Team get better — if you actually get better, and you can.) Below is the slide […]


Do people have the right to be themselves? Do people have the right to tell the truth? Can people be themselves? At work? *** Some people seem to believe that they give up their freedom as soon as they walk in the door of the company. Perhaps many many people believe this, to a notable […]

Information for the Survey (Feb 2020)

New Courses: Scrum Alliance has announced the Adv CSM course.  We offer the Adv CSM now, and others later.  See: New Workshops: We have several new workshops, especially the Team Level-Up workshop! As a quick summary of our courses and workshops (we can send you more easily), see here: You may need to […]

Course Information for SurveyMonkey (Feb 2020)

Intro This is background information for the public survey. You can take our survey here (Survey Monkey). The key purpose of the survey is to serve you better. The needs of the larger group of our contacts are diverse. Some want courses, some need workshops. Some people are looking as individuals, and some are looking […]

Michelin’s Agile Journey

Kevin Cosgrove, a great Canadian guy, made a wonderful presentation at Agile Carolinas last Wednesday night. I have three big takeaways, although it includes many great ideas.  (Others might have different take-aways.) 1. Team’s should be 100% dedicated. And (mostly) Michelin was NOT doing this at one time, but NOW is doing this. And a […]

Webinar: When should a ScrumMaster be Full-Time? (video)

Here is the video (slides and voice) of the Webinar, including Q & A. About 40 minutes for the whole thing.  (We went over.) Enjoy!    

Webinar: When to have a Full-Time ScrumMaster?

The simple answer is: usually.  When doing Scrum professionally. We also discuss seven situations where people have a part-time SM.  And give our comments. Here is the slide deck. Fulltime SM V2 On the Full-Time theme, Kerry added some cool pictures of clocks, AKA time machines. We will soon add a link to the video […]

Excited for the Advanced CSM course

I enjoy doing the Advanced CSM course (A-CSM certification).  I recommend it to you. How do you benefit? First and foremost: You can help your Scrum Team more effectively, and they can become more effective as a Team.  That adds up to more fun and more satisfaction. Two: You get SEUs to renew your CSM […]

5 Key Patterns from A Scrum Book ( – The slide deck

Here is the slide deck that we used in the webinar.  Enjoy! Patterns2