Archive for September 2017

Jennifer’s CSP

I finally “officially” received the notice that I am a CSP!!  It took a summer filled with effort, but I did it. Now we will continue on the journey to finish Shane’s CST and then work on the requirements for my CST. We have decided to take the month of October off from training to…

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Del Val Agile’s End of Summer Social

Our Delaware Valley Agile Meetup had our End of Summer social yesterday evening.  It immediately followed the first day of one of our free two-day Non-Certified ScrumMaster workshops.  We had a solid turnout – over twenty people showed up.  I gave a presentation with the topic “Empower Your Agile Journey.”  My presentation explained how inspecting…

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A Weekend in Media

After much debate, we decided to hold a weekend workshop for those that could not take off from work or school. Saturday and Sunday was rough. But we made it through. It’s a good thing we only scheduled one of these things. However the best part was free parking in Media and no traffic both…

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Onsite with Inverse Paradox

Ok, I think the employees at Inverse Paradox must have been showing off. They were the brightest students we have ever had. They asked poignant questions at appropriate times, followed along with the material and overall seemed to grasp the information better than any other group. I have to hand it to Neil, who has…

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Speaker at Philly Application Lifecycle Management User Group

On the evening of the second day of one of our free two-day Non-Certified ScrumMaster workshops, I gave a presentation for the Philly Application Lifecycle Management User Group. My presentation topic was “Overcoming Challenges of the Transition to the Agile Methodology.” A question that I have been asked often during our workshops is “how do…

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Drexel Comes for a Visit

This week kicks off our busiest week ever.  We have three workshops back to back with only one day off.  So we have workshops Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and then Saturday and Sunday.  Let’s hope Shane and I are still functioning after this week!  Today was an important workshop.  We are courting Drexel…

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The Last of a Digital Ad Agency’s Employees Trained

Just ten last little employees left for another digital agency Agile training. Seems like we are always celebrating holidays with them anymore. We have now trained over 50 of their employees. What a sharp bunch! Although we enjoyed it, we are glad it’s over. The hardest part will now be how they actually implement Agile.…

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How To Write Good Requirements / User Stories In Scrum

Consider that 70% of software projects fail due to poor requirements. The estimated rework associated with these failures exceeds 45 billion USD annually. The question is – why is this happening? The answer is twofold. First, business requirements tend to lose focus on the customer; and second, the requirements lack a holistic frame of reference…

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