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Agile Is Not a Noun

Agile Is Not a Noun

After becoming a Certified ScrumMaster®, I met and talked with many people about Scrum and Agile. I was surprised by what I discovered.

What Is the Agile Mindset?

What Is the Agile Mindset?

What is the Agile mindset? How do we summarize it as an elevator pitch to the CTO of an organization?

10 Important Soft Skills for a ScrumMaster Career

10 Important Soft Skills for a ScrumMaster Career

Changing careers can feel overwhelming. The most important skills I used to help me were my soft skills. For a successful career change to ScrumMaster, you'll need ten essential soft skills.

Common Mistakes New ScrumMasters Should Avoid

Common Mistakes New ScrumMasters Should Avoid

Though there are best practices of how to "be Agile," a uniform framework doesn't always apply to the ScrumMaster role. Here are some tips to help you avoid common pitfalls.

Practicing Agile Manifesto Values

Practicing Agile Manifesto Values

I thought it worth sharing a few of the practices we followed in implementing the Agile Manifesto and its related principles, especially those relating to individuals and interactions.

Pair Scrum Mastery for Distributed Teams

Pair Scrum Mastery for Distributed Teams

One of the most difficult tasks in today’s Agile world is to facilitate remote retrospectives for distributed teams.

Cross-Functional Teams in Hardware

Cross-Functional Teams in Hardware

What skills does our cross-functional team need when delivering physical products?

The Importance of the Daily Stand-up

The Importance of the Daily Stand-up

Don't let your team's daily stand-ups fall by the wayside.

How to Detect Agile Complacency

How to Detect Agile Complacency

Some teams start off enthusiastically on their journey to Agile, only to fizzle out in the long run. It is imperative to keep a close eye on the symptoms that can derail progress toward an Agile culture.

Does Your Start-up Need a Techie ScrumMaster?

Does Your Start-up Need a Techie ScrumMaster?

How to identify the most suitable candidate for the ScrumMaster role at a tech start-up is widely debated.

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