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Training Options

Training Options

Overview  JoinAgile Training initiative is offering a number of Lean-Agile training programs for individuals and Teams, primarily aimed at building solid foundation of base Lean-Agile knowledge, key methods, principles, and the mindset. While there are other sources of specialized Agile training – such as Scrum Master or Product Owner materials and certifications – we see…

About Program Retrospectives Facilitation

About Program Retrospectives Facilitation

A lot of Agile practitioners are familiar with Team-level Scrum Retrospective, an event where the Team inspects its own progress over the past Sprint, acknowledges what it did well, comes up with a list of items they’d like to improve, and produces some actions that will hopefully be fulfilled by the time next Sprint Retrospective…

About Product Owners Advanced Course

About Product Owners Advanced Course

While all Agile roles are important in a well-formed Team and organisation as a whole, some of those roles remain the “make it or break it” points, especially at the start of an Agile transformation. Reluctantly calling the role of a Product Owner more important than others – to keep this introduction and context easier…

About Agile Essentials Course

About Agile Essentials Course

While Agile as a body of professional knowledge has been around for a while, there is still tremendous amount of confusion surrounding this matter, especially once it comes to coordinated organisational transformation at larger scale. A lot of people become affected by the change of their job title and responsibilities, usually guided by local Agile…

Podcast Episode 24 – Atlassian JIRA Review

After a long break I’m back to posting a quick summary of the latest podcast episodes, for those of you who prefer “show notes”-like summary instead of (or in addition to?) jumping straight into audio. On this 24th episode of the Lean and Mean Agile Podcast I’m reviewing Atlassian JIRA – an extremely popular Agile…

Podcast Episode 16 – Cross-Functional Teams…

On this podcast episode I’m tackling the topic of cross-functionality in Delivery Teams, as well as the confusing term of T-Shaped people. The meaning of cross-functionality is rather simple – it’s when ideally everyone on the team can do anything, within the predefined requirements of the full range of skills required to create the Product…

Agile Resume Preparation Tips

Applying for an Agile Delivery role such as Scrum Master? I’ll give you some basic tips on how to prepare your Resume (or “CV”) for easier digestion by the Recruiters or Human Resources of the hiring company, so that you have higher chances of making it into the group of short-listed candidates…

How to get work experience?

Having some sort of work experience in the relevant area is crucial to success when applying for any of the present day Agile Project Management or Delivery roles. Situations where someone would give you e.g. a Scrum Master role just by looking at your fresh CSM or PSM certification are extremely rare, and usually contained…

Agile Hybrid Roles, explained

What are “Hybrid” roles you ask? It’s those where recruiters or the companies offering actual jobs try and combine responsibilities of multiple Agile Delivery roles into one position, creating those – sometimes rather weird and unproductive – hybrids. It’s roles like Project Manager/Scrum Master (PM/SM), or Business Analyst/Iteration Manager (BA/IM), and many other combinations where…

Agile Certifications, explained

Getting certified as a Scrum Master or a Product Owner shows some commitment to the cause of becoming better at Agile practices and methods, as well as demonstrating some of that knowledge to your perspective employer or external Recruiter who is screening you among other candidates for the interview. So while certifications certainly serve their…

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