Monthly Archives: November 2019

Announcements – December 2019

Here are several announcements, briefly listed: 1. Renew your certification. Here is a blog post discussing renewing your certification: https://www.leanagiletraining.com/better-agile/renewing-certification-scrum-alliance/ We recommend you renew your certification.  This blog post gives you most of the essential information.  You can contact us with questions. Or contact support@scrumalliance.org. 2. Refresher You can re-take a course from us for […]

Surprise for the day: Agile at Scale and Agile in Science

I was walking through the Newark airport today.  I looked on the book shelves, and there it was: HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2020. I looked into it.  There was the article that Jeff Sutherland co-wrote “Agile at Scale” along with two guys from Bain. I recommend you read it, well, if.  If you are a […]

Impediment List

I just got my copy of A Scrum Book – The Spirit of the Game.  By Sutherland, Coplien et al.  Awesome book. Recommended. See: https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Book-Spirit-Game/dp/1680506714/ One of my favorites is Pattern #40. Impediment List. You must read their pages about this pattern for yourself. But let me add a few things. Metaphorically, I view this […]

Renewing Your Certification – How we can help.

We have a earlier post that surveys the Scrum Alliance information on renewal.  Here. Below are our thoughts and what LeanAgileTraining can do to help you with this. 1. Our Reaction to the Scrum Alliance Rules We have noticed that human knowledge fades. To maintain one’s knowledge and ability requires attention, or more work and […]

Let’s consider Aggressive Scrum

Can we imagine a world where things are notably better for the team and its customers? To me, aggressive Scrum would be a key part of that world. Here are some of the characteristics of aggressive Scrum: the team is playing Scrum like they mean it, together you have a great team who has been […]

Scrum is an Aggressive Game

It seems that people forget that Scrum is meant to be an aggressive game. It does not assume a world where everyone goes home smiling with a participation trophy.  It is not a game for the little children. It is a game for serious (albeit smiling) adults. At the same time, we are meant NOT […]