Category Archives: courses

Webinar: 2 Patterns for Managers

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. One: Impediment Removal Team The basics of the idea are simple. You form a Scrum Team with Managers.  The job of the team is to fix impediments for a group of Teams (say, 5 to 20 teams).  In the Product Backlog of the IRT is a […]

Webinar: Managers and Team self-managing

This is another in our $5 Webinar Series.  1 hour. The new Scrum Guide says that Teams should be self-managing. And Jeff Sutherland says managers are essential in Scrum. Broadly we know that there are some “poorly trained” managers, at least from an agile viewpoint.  And others find there are good managers out there (at […]

Webinar: Renewing Your Certification

I just did a half-hour webinar on this topic. Lots of good questions. Two main methods: Gather X (often 20) SEUs (Scrum Educational Units) (eg, to renew your CSM) Take or re-take a Scrum Alliance certification course (eg, re-take the CSM course) I will give this webinar again in a few weeks.  You are welcome […]

Renewing Your Certification

We are big advocates of learning.  We are not as strong an advocate of certifications.  There are issues with certifications. Still, should you renew your certification?  Yes!  I think it mostly helps, it’s a good symbolic gesture, and, it should represent that you have learned more since the last time (since 2 years earlier, in […]

New “Refresher” course policy

We are introducing a new policy. For a very low fee, you can take ANY course again. Rules: It must be a course or workshop you have taken before (eg, per Scrum Alliance).  And that we give Any instructor.  You could have taken the original course with any instructor. You must have completed the original […]

Webinar: Two Patterns for Managers in Agile

This is another in our Webinar Series. Date: May 27, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 2 pm EDT, 1 hour. Link: (to be added — where you can register) We will discuss two patterns for how managers should interact with Team. For senior managers: The Executive Action Team. Many people have had this idea.  Jeff Sutherland prefers […]

Some tools for Agile

Here are 4 tools I have been using in my courses.  And recommend, for you to use with your Teams. Microsoft Teams I am about to start using Microsoft Teams. They have added break-out rooms.  I think they work well enough for me. Lots of integrations.  But they make it easy (fairly easy) to start […]

Webinar: An Introduction to the Advanced CSM Course

We have a free webinar about our Advanced CSM course, to provide you information and to take your questions. *** We give this course every few months and have two courses schedule today (one to add). The A-CSM is part of the Path to CSP.  It helps you move one level higher as a CSM […]

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

In this 30 minute webinar we will introduce our CSPO Course (Certified Scrum Product Owner course) and Agile Release Planning workshop. And answer your questions. We do the CSPO+ARP fairly regularly, about every two months. Both as a public course and as an in-house course.  We have been doing them online (virtually) and have done […]

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 […]