Agile Training

The Eyeglass Skit

December 23, 2009
By Michael

Agile coaches do not tell the team how to build software. Agile teams are self managing. Whenever anyone tells the team how to resolve an impediment, a little bit of the team’s soul dies. The Eyeglass Skit is a great way to communicate this important fact.
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Happy Scrum People at Intuit

December 22, 2009
By Michael
Happy Scrum People at Intuit

On December 17 and 18 I held a Scrum training course at Intuit in Waltham, MA. The Intuit folks quickly grokked the importance of understanding and implementing agile principles and values.  I found that extremely impressive. The end result was a group of twenty happy Scrum people.
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How Much Do CSTs Charge?

November 13, 2009
By Michael

Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) are the only people who can teach Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) courses. Anyone can teach a Scrum course, but only CSTs can teach certification courses. Heart Healthy Scrum has relationships with several CSTs. One charges $6,000 plus expenses, a second charges $10,000 plus...
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Dan Mezick’s Give Thanks for Scrum

November 11, 2009
By Michael

Dan Mezick’s Give Thanks for Scrum event on November 25, 2009 in Waltham (about 20 minutes from Boston) promises to be an extraordinary event. Speakers include Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, Sanjiv Augustine, Amir Elssamadisy, and Dan Mezick. You do need to register and there is a small cost to attend. The event may sell out...
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Scrum Paper Plane Exercise

November 7, 2009
By Michael
Scrum Paper Plane Exercise

Building paper planes is an excellent way to learn about Scrum’s ‘Inspect and Adapt’ principle. To use this activity in a teaching session, you will need to provide participants with sheets of paper to build planes.  You can also provide them with paper plane instructions or you can let them design their...
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Introduction to Agile: Schedule and Agenda

September 15, 2009
By Michael

I believe that agile games are the best way to create the conditions for soul shifting personal and organizational transformation. All of my agile courses are centered around games. The agenda below shows the schedule of a typical one day Introduction to Agile course. The day features half a dozen games. ...
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