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A while back, we helped out at Intralinks to help them revive & reinvigorate their use of Scrum for delivering done, working software.  Our part of the effort was to train approximately 200 of their software developers, software testers, and managers.  This was all done over a couple months using Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum…(Read More)


As promised, here are the slides from the Top 10 Ways to Go from Good to Great Scrum Master talk at VSLive Orlando 2017. Here’s the abstract: The Scrum Master role in an organization can be difficult. You live between a rock and a hard place. You’re influential but you probably don’t…(Read More)


As promised, here are the slides from the Top 10 Ways to Go from Good to Great Scrum Master talk at VSLive Anaheim 2017. Here’s the abstract: The Scrum Master role in an organization can be difficult. You live between a rock and a hard place. You’re influential but you probably don’t…(Read More)


My latest Pluralsight course just went live last night.  It’s been a long time coming and a ton of work.  I hope you all like it. DevOps Skills for Developers with Visual Studio & TFS 2017 There’s a huge divide between software that’s developed and software that’s delivered. DevOps helps you…(Read More)


As promised, here are the slides from the Top 10 Ways to Go from Good to Great Scrum Master talk at VSLive Austin 2017. Here’s the abstract: The Scrum Master role in an organization can be difficult. You live between a rock and a hard place. You’re influential but you probably don’t…(Read More)


As part of the on-going Scrum Myths series at Scrum.org, here are three myths related to people skills.  When I say people skills, I mean topics like emotional intelligence, emotional IQ, and person-to-person interactions. Myth #1: Scrum must be “huggy / feely” Word on the street is that Scrum has to be…(Read More)


Thanks again to Node Boston for having me come speak last night.  As promised, here are my slides for that talk.  Also, since we had so many questions about geo-distributed teams and time zones, here’s a link to a blog post I wrote on Scrum + time zones. Coaching Skills for Scrum Masters &amp…(Read More)


I was reminded by a friend’s tweet this week about a piece of advice I give in my Scrum talks — “Don’t Lick the Cookie”.  This is my way of saying, when you’re doing Scrum Sprint Planning, don’t assign tasks.  If you exit your Sprint Planning meeting with a bunch of PBIs…(Read More)


Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell invited me on their podcast a few weeks ago to talk about “The Scourge of Multitasking” and that episode just dropped this morning.  The conversation covered a lot of ground.  We started off with how multitasking can crush your team’s productivity, talked about burnout, talked about focus, what “Done…(Read More)


I taught a Professional Scrum Foundations for Teams (PSF) class this week.  A core part of the PSF is a series of compressed Scrum Sprints where the students work together to build simple websites.  One of the scrum masters this week’s class had fantastic technical skills and was the team’s technical lead in…(Read More)