June 22, 2020

Far too often an organization misjudges the amount of time someone spends while functioning as a Scrum Master, either too much OR too little. In response to many student requests, I developed a blog post a while back, breaking down how a Scrum Master would spend their...

March 22, 2019

Have you ever gotten that request, fly-by your desk, stopped in the hallway, email, or chat, that looked something like this?

"I need to know how many points that one team is getting done, by the end of the day.”


"Can you tell me how many story points each team member...

November 27, 2018

Over the years I have helped many students with a resume review, to support their search for a new job or keep their information current.  They want to represent themselves as someone who is, and wants to work in an organization that is, “agile-friendly.’  By this I me...

October 6, 2018

Click Here to see a live presentation Chris did on this topic!

In meeting with students or those that come see me speak, I often hear some version of this question:

“Is being a Scrum Master really a full-time job?”

This is an interesting question, and worth discussing. 


September 8, 2017

Agile events and conferences provide such a great opportunity to learn from one another and connect us back to the larger community.  At Agile2017 this past August, I was fortunate enough to be involved with an extremely engaging and rewarding effort called Agile Thera...

August 17, 2017

I’ve recently begun to offer the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) course, recognized by Scrum Alliance as a part of the Path to Certified Scrum Professional.  While I feel it’s extremely important for students to have another learning experience available from th...

January 8, 2017

In a recent class I was chatting with a student about a situation they were running across, and it was similar to other scenarios that may have come up with your own teams and organizations:

- The team was having issues completing backlog items because they represented...

December 9, 2016

I'd like for you to think to the last time you went out for a sit-down meal with friends or family.  You were (hopefully) welcomed to the establishment by someone, and seated at a nice table.

Very often, a server will come by your table to greet you and asks the followi...

November 4, 2016

I'm relatively active on twitter, and sometimes my tweets generate some thoughtful, interesting or humorous replies.  For instance, here's an image from my timeline:

What I found funny about this is that I'm talking about Scrum (you can see the hashtag) as well as refer...

August 24, 2016

This post was inspired by a number of recent discussions I've had about different organization's approaches to agility.  Read the following statements, keeping note of how each one makes you feel or a story of your own that comes to mind:

"We put stickies up on a wall,...

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