That’s not my job!

When you’re working on a scrum team the most important aspect of the team is the results that team achieves. The client is not going to care whether or not the project manager ended up mopping the floor before the day was over. Equally, it will not matter if the person whose “role” declared they … Read More

Scrum Alliance on Self Organization

I was reading this article from the Scrum Alliance on Self Organization and I wanted to share it with you guys because it really does hit home. It describes what Self-Organization can accomplish, as well as some big pitfalls we can naturally fall into but need to avoid. “The Importance of Self-Organisation~ January 11, 2011 … Read More

Scrum Gathering in Seattle, WA. May 16-18

The next Scrum Gathering is coming up next week! May 16-18, 2011 to be exact, and you want to be there! At a Scrum Gathering, PMs can get plugged into a great community of Scrum leaders, learn new techniques, share your own, and grow as a PM. It is a fantastic way to network and … Read More

Farewell, Donna Farmer. Hello, Carol McEwan

According to their blog, The Scrum Alliance announced that they have “parted ways” with Donna Farmer,  their managing director (http://www.scrumalliance.org/blog/134-changes-in-the-scrum-alliance). Carol McEwan is now heading up the directorship, and she is ready to hit the ground running, bringing with her some note-worthy benefits for the Scrum Alliance team. Carol combines her expertise as a technology … Read More

What is CSM and do I need it?

According to the Scrum Alliance, the CSM certification is foundation level certification for project managers. However, the for some traditional PMs the Certified Scrum Master certification is a new-fangled idea.So how do you decide if it will benefit your career? The Scrum Alliance offers courses in CSM certification where project managers who want to be … Read More