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Learn more about agile roles and explore blogs of value to Scrum Masters, Product Management, RTEs, and more, along with key agile reporting.

Agile framework certifications – Which one is right for me?

As an Agile Coach and trainer, one of most common questions I receive is regarding Agile certifications. Many teams that I support are new to the Agile world. Hence, there’s often interest and confusion regarding...

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Why Release Train Engineers Must Prioritize Relationship Building

One of the key tenets that makes enterprise agility possible is that everyone involved in an organization can and should act as a leader in some sense. Various roles obviously take on more leadership responsibilities,...

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3 Warning Signs That Your Backlog Refinement Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Backlog Refinement, or commonly known as “Backlog Grooming”, is an essential activity that many Scrum teams fail to execute consistently due to the perceived “overhead”. Also, some teams choose to ignore this practice simply because...

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Agile Change Management – 3 Tips for your Agile Adoption

Recently, I have been studying how people, teams, and organizations respond to change. This may seem surprising, but I have found the human side of Agile to be the one aspect that is most often...

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Agile Transformation Strategy – Top down or bottom up?

Over the past couple of years, I have worked with a variety of organizations to help them adopt Agile practices. One of the most interesting things that I have learned through the Agile transformation experience...

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Is There Any Value for Scrum Masters in Jira Align?

As a Scrum Master, your focus is on your individual team. Accomplishing the work and striving for continual process improvement. You’re concerned with maturing the team, learning, and growing. Additionally, you must facilitate the balance...

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3 Ways Disciplined Agile Will Change Your Team Forever!

Recently, I have been studying Disciplined Agile (DA) quite a bit. Despite having implemented DAD (Disciplined Agile Delivery) over 10 years ago, I was intrigued by how this approach has evolved over this period of...

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

SAFe is the most popular framework in use today to guide an organization’s efforts to scale agile practices beyond the team level. But, when people look into it for the first time, this is what...

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A “Day in the Life” of a Product Manager

Over the last 15 years, I can count 5 days that I looked at the time and thought, \"man, this day is going slow\" (and yes, I keep track). It’s both a good thing and...

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Agility in a Remote Environment: Top Tips for Scrum Masters

As Scrum Masters, we are used to dealing with an ever changing, complex environment. How can Scrum Masters, in the current day and age, continue to do their job more effectively? One of the key...

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A “Day in the Life” of a Product Owner

The team-level Product Owner arguably has the most difficult job on the product team. Since we are all friends here, let’s just assume she does. She is the connector of the business to tech, design...

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Conducting Remote Program Increment (PI) Planning: 4 Critical Steps for Release Train Engineers

We all have a checklist we use to prepare for a virtual Program Increment (PI) Planning. It may include activities such as setting up the tool, setting up a virtual meeting, holding timebox and taking...

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