Growing Teams instead of Growing Scrum

In my trainings and coachings I often hear „shouldn’t [great agile practice] be part of Scrum?“ I don’t think so. Scrum is a framework and as such doesn’t force you to use certain practices like doing #NoEstimates. It all depends on your experience and your context.

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Is the Daily Scrum a Status Meeting?

In this article series I write about my thoughts while reading the „Agile Alamanac Book 1“ by John Stenbeck. It is „A field guide for everyone using agile to improve project results“ and can be used to prepare for the PMI-ACP certification. I was curious about the PMI-ACP and wanted to know more about how the Project Management Institute sees agile frameworks and practices. While reading it I saw there were a couple of misconceptions regarding Agile and Scrum that I want to rectify in this series.

The Daily Scrum is often compared to the project status meeting – or worse, it is stated that the two are basically the same. Is that true?

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Agile Certification – only Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance?

In this article series I write about my thoughts while reading the „Agile Alamanac Book 1“ by John Stenbeck. It is „A field guide for everyone using agile to improve project results“ and can be used to prepare for the PMI-ACP certification. I was curious about the PMI-ACP and wanted to know more about how the Project Management Institute sees agile frameworks and practices. While reading it I saw there were a couple of misconceptions regarding Agile and Scrum that I want to rectify in this series.

This time I want to focus on the question what agile certification is about and when it might make sense. I also want to challenge the view that there are only two relevant sources of certification: Scrum Alliance and PMI.

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PMI-ACP Exam Preparation

I have struggled for quite some time if I should have my own blog. I thought: what the hell should I write about?

A couple of days ago I bought the „Agile Alamanac – Book 1: Single-Team Projects & Exam Prep“ by John Stenbeck. It is an overview about Agile Project Management and should serve as exam preparation for the PMI-ACP certification.

I am a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org and was interested about what the Project Management Institute (PMI) has to say about Agile.

After the introduction and first chapter I was surprised about the many misunderstandings John (and the PMI?) have regarding agile practices in general and Scrum specifically. Therefore I discussed with my peer trainers about what to do. We agreed that it would be worthwhile to take the individual points I find and write about them from a Scrum perspective. This is what this blog series is about and it was the reason to create this blog.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to come back to me.

Best,

Peter