I had the opportunity to learn more about SAFe by attending a Leading SAFe course. To be honest, I didn’t have a positive overview of SAFe and its implementation (despite the fact that I had a blog post about it some times ago). After learning more about SAFe, my perspective has changed and I want to… Continue reading My Thoughts on SAFe and Leading it safely!
I was shouting “do not give out the solution”! The worst part was that I shouted right at the beginning of the meeting. I felt like I was derailing the meeting even before it even started and I wasn’t very happy about it. Before getting into what happened consequently to make me do this, let… Continue reading What and Why You Ask Is Very Important!
I attended “Lean Change Agent” course instructed by Jason Little offered by Leanintuit in April 2016. I also received “Lean Change Agent” designation from Lean Change Management; as a result of successfully completing the course and its requirements. You can find more details about this course at http://leanchange.org/workshop/ The topics covered in “Lean Change Agent”… Continue reading Lean Change Agent – Lean Change Management
I have gathered a very simple cheat sheet for core protocols and when you can use them. You can find them here and embedded below.
During one of the retrospectives, I asked the team to write a postcard to one of our ex-team members. Amer left the team to pursue new endeavours in Montreal. I thought this would be a great opportunity to write him back and send him some postcards. Having that in mind, I asked him to write… Continue reading Postcard Retrospective – Travel Through The Last Sprint!
Have you ever tried to estimate a large number of user stories with a big team? What was your best solution for that? Planning poker will be an awful experience, I can assure you of that. Everyone will become tired after a while; you won’t get that many people participating after a while and the… Continue reading Stand Up Estimation – How to estimate large number of user stories very quickly even with a big team?
I received my CDA from Disciplined Agile Consortium. I passed the exam on my first attempt in December 2015. Prior to taking the test, I attended Disciplined Agile Master Class by Scott Ambler. Within a month of finishing the course and studying suggested extra material, I took the Certified Disciplined Agilist Test and passed with… Continue reading Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA) – Disciplined Agile Consortium
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Have you ever tried to make sure that your team is completely aware of what the Scrum Master’s role is about. Are you looking to educate your team members through playing a game on that? You are in the right place, once I played a game with my team to go over Scrum Master duties.… Continue reading Scrum Master is Responsible for Game – The easiest way to communicate responsibilities of a Scrum Master
I attended and successfully completed “Kanban: Gentle Change” course in March 2015. The course was offered by Berteig Consulting in March 2015, instructed by Travish Birch. Kanban: Gentle Change – Toronto – March 2015 Measureable Improvement for Business Leaders with Kanban The topics covered in this course were as follow: Introductions – Getting to know each other… Continue reading Kanban: Gentle Change – Measureable Improvement for Business Leaders with Kanban