Finally back online and going full speed ahead

Have you ever had a computer meltdown?  OK, so myIT infrastructure meltdown wasn’t as total as the picture to the left, but it still was pretty bad.  In the span of a couple of days I had my main desktop and my main laptop both die.  This

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The ScrumMaster Diaries: #3 – Becoming a CSM

Dear Diary,

I completed day 1 of my 2-day Certified ScrumMaster course today and I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed.  I didn’t have any idea there was a prerequisite of reading a particular book.  Luckily not a lot of other people knew about that either so I didn’t look too stupid.  Nothing we covered today

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The ScrumMaster Diaries: #2 – Making the Case to Become a CSM

Dear Diary,

Tomorrow I am going in to speak to Henry about becoming a Certified Scrum Master.  I’ve done more reading about it and it appears there are more than 60,000 people in the world who have done it before me.  Those kinds of numbers have

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Agile Book Review: Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

I’m going to give you the punch line first: this is definitely the best agile book on the market today!

If that is all you wanted to know, then you can leave now.  If you want to know why I believe this, then feel free to

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New to agile? Lean principles can help!

Ever see a trash can look like that?  I know I have – plenty of times.  I have 3 kids so I sometimes even see it in my own house!  It is amazing how kids can walk right past a full trash can and decide it is

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The ScrumMaster Diaries: Chapter 1 – We stink

Dear Diary,  

This is Nick.  I’ve never been much of a writer before, but I made myself a New Year resolution to try to keep an ongoing diary so I could look back in a few years and see how things have gone.  Right now I’m

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Agile, scrum, lean and kanban blogs to watch in 2010

I’m going to be spending a lot of time in 2010 writing blog entries.  Remember, I’ve committed to trying to write 4 blog entries per week, but in order to continue to grow in my abilities as a trainer and coach I need to continue

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Agile pondering: Why use an agile approach?

The theme of the blog this month is “Getting a Fresh Start.”  In order to get a fresh start it is important to know WHY you want to do it!  I’ve seen many presentations over the years about why agile is something a software development organization

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