Part of a ScrumMaster’s job is to remove any impediments that are preventing the team from making progress towards the sprint goal. Often, the biggest challenge is not removing the impediment – it is actually getting people to identify the impediment in the first place. Perception Sometimes it’s a matter of perception. Some people … Continue reading Got an Impediment? Great!
Becoming PMI-ACP Certified
The Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) credential is intended to certify that someone has agile experience as well as knowledge of agile approaches. As a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Project Management Professional, the PMI-ACP was a logical next step for me. My goal in attaining the PMI-ACP was similar … Continue reading Becoming PMI-ACP Certified
A Swarming State of Mind
In a previous blog post, I discussed how sprint planning can help put the team in position to effectively swarm on tasks. If building software is like playing golf, sprint planning is akin to assessing playing conditions, determining yardage, selecting a club, and setting up to hit the ball. While the golfer has a few … Continue reading A Swarming State of Mind