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Apr
05

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, I played the role of ScrumMaster for 2 teams. They allowed my teams to pick between waterfall and agile. Duh, we choose Agile. We were provided with a room that had all the trimmings like wall to wall white boards, a projector and colored index cards. I brought snacks for the room and the beverages were free. The teams even named themselves – Team Ying Yang & Team Destiny. Everything that i asked for was granted.

By Devon Morris | Memoirs of a ScrumPadawan
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Jun
03

Your Career Starts Here

On the other hand we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized.

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Mar
02

ScrumMaster Interview Questions

The interview, whether it is in-person, via the web, or on the phone, is still the most common way of selecting a person for a job. The interviewer or recruiter must make a decision about you in one hour or less. They must assess your ability perform the job and if you are cultural fit for the organization. Your ability to understand their needs and history becomes monumental. However, don’t treat it like a mountain blocking you. It is simply a stepping stone to where you want to go. 

By Devon Morris | Hints and Tips
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Mar
02

Shamrocks & Scrum

[caption id="attachment_2465" align="alignleft" width="242"]Shamrocks & Scrum[/caption]

Scrum Is In St. Patrick’s Day

 

Saint Patrick died on March 17, 461 and was buried at Downpatrick. On the anniversary of his death, Irish Catholics all remembered his life by going to church and later having a drink of ale.

By Lizzy Morris | Uncategorized
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Feb
27

Really, how SAFe is it?

Several students have asked my opinion of SAFe and gone as far as expecting it to be taught in our Certified ScrumMaster Workshops.

As stated to many of them, I do not have an opinion of SAFe, but here are a fews thoughts from experienced Agilists:

By Devon Morris | Memoirs of a ScrumPadawan
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Feb
17

“I can’t tell a lie” – President Washington used Scrum (well, at least an empirical process)

Happy President’s Day!

Today, we honor all past and present U.S. presidents. Historically, it was established in 1885 to honor one of our great presidents, President George Washington, which was originally celebrated on his birthday – February 22nd and called “Washington Birthday.” You will still hear many in the government call it by that name as well as people who went on before the New Millennium.  The 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act changed the date to the third Monday in February. This act was an attempt to create more 3-Day holidays for workers. It now never falls on the actual birthday of any past presidents and usually falls between the birthdays of President Washington and President Lincoln. All that being said, let’s talk about Mr. Washington.

By Devon Morris | Memoirs of a ScrumPadawan
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Feb
13

Fall In Love With Scrum Again

How do you feel about Scrum? Let Cupid shoot a few arrows of retrospective to set your Agile heart ablaze with Scrum Passion At this time of year everyone thinks about romance. The romance they have, the romance they want or the romance they lost. We wish for cupid to shoot a red arrow of […]

By Lizzy Morris | Articles
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Feb
03

My Scrum Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone

My Scrum valentine 

Sweet Agile valentine
You make me smile with my heart

By BeardedEagle | Articles
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