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Is It Worth It to Become a Certified Scrum Product Owner?
Over the years that I have been a Certified Scrum Trainer, the attitude and composition of my typical Certified Scrum Product Owner course has changed dramatically.
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Tags: Product Owner , Certification
How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.3
In the previous installment of this blog series, we looked at what might happen when moving our managers or team leads into the ScrumMaster role. Now, we'll discuss the value of choosing a "natural" ScrumMaster.
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Tags: ScrumMaster , Agile Careers
How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.2
In Part One of this blog series, we looked at the potential pitfalls of moving our project managers into the ScrumMaster role. Now, let’s look at what might happen if we move someone from a leadership position - a team lead or manager - into the ScrumMaster role.
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Tags: ScrumMaster , Agile Careers
How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster
In our previous blog series, we looked at traditional organizational roles that sometimes move into the Product Owner role. We also examined the benefits and pitfalls of “converting” these individuals to product owners. Now, let’s answer the same question for the ScrumMaster role.
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Tags: ScrumMaster , Agile Careers
How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.3
In part 1 and 2 of this blog series, we looked at the benefits and pitfalls of filling the Product Owner role with either a business analyst or product manager. In the final installment of this blog, we’ll look at one more potential role transition: project manager to product owner.
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Tags: Product Owner , Agile Careers
How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.2
In Part 1 of this blog, we looked at the pros and cons of transitioning your business analysts into the Product Owner role. Another common role transition is from product manager to product owner. When my clients do this, their reasoning goes like so: “We want a product owner who understands and has accountability for the success of the product. Product managers are a natural choice.”
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Tags: Product Owner , Agile Careers
How to Choose the Right Product Owner
In this three-part blog series, we’ll look at some organizational roles that typically take on the Product Owner role and the pros and cons of each.
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Tags: Product Owner , Agile Careers
Increase Your Team's Productivity with Relative Estimation
Many people who attend my Certified ScrumMaster courses come from a background in traditional project management. One agile principle that many project managers find difficult to grasp is relative estimation. However, taking the time to learn how to perform relative estimation and why it works so well is essential for bridging this gap and ensuring that sprint commitments are consistently met.
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Tags: estimation , project management
The Druckman Company Expands Scrum Offerings in Seattle with Adam Weisbart
We’re very excited to announce our new partnership with Certified Scrum Trainer Adam Weisbart to offer Scrum training in the Seattle area! Partnering with Adam will allow us to better serve the Seattle agile community by providing additional Certified ScrumMaster courses in both the Seattle and Bellevue areas.
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Tags: announcements , training
Agile Profile – John Sproul
A challenge so many of our service men and women face as they transition from military careers to civilian life is that the job titles between the two worlds don’t map well. This was the case for John Sproul, a transitioning officer serving in the US Army.
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Tags: success stories
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