Curious About Certified Agile Leadership II (CAL II)?

Are you ready to take your Agile Leadership journey to the next level? Join a small team of cohorts on this six-month program that explores leadership in an Agile context and an Agile approach to change. This program is a mix of live, virtual participation each month, combined with individual work and cohort check-in. Throughout … Read More

Is it Time to Revisit Scrum Values?

Although most of us have heard that Scrum Teams need to be co-located, Google’s 2008 Project Aristotle article stated: “The researchers also discovered which variables were not significantly connected with team effectiveness at Google: Colocation of teammates (sitting together in the same office).” If we look at the Scrum Guide 2020, it doesn’t mention Teams … Read More

Understanding Business Agility

Now more than ever, we can truly say that we are living in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. Whether intended or not, most Organizations have become more agile over the past 18 months as they’ve had to inspect and adapt rapidly with the pandemic. But what does this actually mean, and how does … Read More

Why Scrum Masters and Product Owners Should Cross-Train

It’s time to merge your two Agile journeys together and talk about the benefits of cross-training within Scrum. Yes, we are talking about Scrum Masters taking a Certified Product Owner® (CSPO®) class, and Product Owners taking a Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®) class! Remember that Scrum Guide 2020 says “Scrum Teams are cross-functional, meaning the members … Read More

What is Upskilling and Why You Should Do It

Upskilling has been a business buzzword for a few years now, and for good reason. The job market is highly competitive, and companies want employees who are eager to strengthen and grow their skillsets in order to provide the most value to their Team. What is Upskilling Upskilling is to acquire (or provide, if you’re … Read More

How to Level-Set Your Team

When we asked a group of customers recently, 90% said their Scrum Team needs a level-set. But what is level-setting and how can you get your Team on the same page? We introduced the concept of level-setting in this blog post, and now we’re going to dive into ideas on how to level-set your Team. … Read More