Over the last week I’ve quietly added a new product to the shop; free Agile Estimating cards as a downloadable pdf. The pdf contains my standard T-shirt sized estimating cards, and I’ve included a few other fun varieties including beer sizes and zombie weapon sizes. I’ve also includes an introduction on Agile Estimating, and how […]
Our very popular video and email course: Scrum 101 is a free comprehensive introduction to the scrum methodology. Our free ebook “Improving Agility: Agile Certifications” explains the differences between and advantages of different agile certifications offered by Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, the PMI, the DSDM consortium, and others.
I thought I’d share the start of Agile Certifications. Apart from the preamble, the meat of this excerpt is the chapter “Trends in Agile Development”. Here’s a teaser quote: The online jobs website, Indeed.com provides simple charts and reports lending insight. This is the graph for the percentage growth of job postings containing the phrase […]
Did you know that there are over 6 different organizations offering agile certifications? Do you know what those organisations are, or the pros and cons of the different certifications? And, what certification is right for you? Improving Agility: Agile Certifications is an overview of the major organizations offering agile certifications. Agile certifications are controversial and create […]
I’ve always been fascinated by how different websites work and the technologies behind them, so I thought I’d briefly discuss how Scrum101 is put together and what drives it. The whole setup of Scrum 101 is relatively simple, although I have to admit it took some time and effort to make is simple. There is […]
There is often confusion about Scrum and XP. The are both Agile frameworks because both were represented as part of the creation of the Agile Manifesto and yet they have their differences. Is it possible to use elements of both? And, if we wanted to do that how should we go about it? I tried […]
One of the biggest advantages of adopting scrum is the roles and responsibilities. They’re very well thought out and designed to reduce conflict if interest. Within Scrum there is no hierarchy with respect to the roles. The Scrum Master is not the boss of the team, and the Scrum Master is not subordinate to the […]
Scrum101 is a side project that I’ve been working on and off for over a year. It started as some experiments in video, because I wanted to learn how my live course material would translate into video and if there was something that I could do with that. The vision I had when I started […]