Hubert Smits has been a strong supporter of the Agile Community for over ten years. He worked with Ken Schwaber and Mike Cohn in the Agile Alliance to establish the Articles and Roadmap Program. He brought Ken to the UK for the first CSM course in 2003, then Mary Poppendieck for the first Lean course on British soil. Hubert became a CST in 2005 and has trained some 2,500 CSMs throughout the world. Currently he is an independent consultant, coaching management teams and software teams around the world. He still trains ScrumMasters, and extended his teachings to Product Owners, Teams, and Executive Teams. He works intensely with companies throughout the US, coaching them in their move towards Agile Software Development. Hubert is an experienced facilitator, working with teams during their planning sessions and retrospectives. He has been a speaker at many Agile Conferences, Agile2005-11, Better Software, HICSS and most recently at Agile Mexico. Publications include whitepapers on implementing Scrum enterprise-wide ("The CIO Playbook" - with Ken Schwaber) and on planning for multi-team projects in an Agile environment ("Five Levels of Planning in Agile Projects").
Articles I've written
Is ScrumMaster Time Tracked in Sprints?
I recently was asked this question: "Typically, does the ScrumMaster have stories in any given sprint that track for iteration planning, backlog refinement, or any other sprint/Scrum tracking activities? Or does the ScrumMaster's time fall outside...