On 19-20 April we will be delivering a one-off certification course in Auckland - Certified Agile Leadership, with international trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach Michael Sahota.
For the last 8 months I've been helping a development team in a government department improve their development capability. Part of this involved introducing various concepts normally found under the "Agile" and "Lean" umbrella terms. This blog post is the beginning of a series recounting my experiences during this work. I hope this is of use if you are introducing Agile in government teams.
Last week I presented a webinar The ‘edges’ of Scrum – Addressing project management concerns on Agile projects which focused on where Scrum fits in to a typical PRINCE2 and PMI project lifecycle and what project management concerns are addressed by Scrum.
During the webinar we received a number of questions, some of them I responded to as part of the webinar, but there was insufficient time for all of the questions. So in this blog post I answer all of the questions asked during the webinar.
We are regularly approached by Project Managers who are moving into Agile projects who ask whether the Certified ScrumMaster or the Certified Scrum Product Owner course is more suitable for their needs. So Brendon Livingstone and I recorded a quick 10 minute Blab to answer this question which you can watch below. A transcription of the Blab is also included. If you have an IT question that you would like to ask, please submit these in our Ask us your IT questions and we’ll respond page.
In an earlier post The Scrum Product Owner challenge affecting your project made reference to a “Scrum bubble”. This is my way of explaining one of the things that enables scrum teams to be effective and deliver Agile project success. There are a wide range of technical approaches used by Scrum teams that also lead to their effectiveness, but these are more development oriented rather than business oriented. They may be the subject of another blog.