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What [email protected] is and how it can help large business work effectively   Scrum Training is about achieving success in agile environments, getting teams to work in a coherent, time-bound and highly productive manner. It assumes individual and collective responsibility, with training developing the soft skills needed to work independently while at the same time interlocking with other team members to ship a great product on time and on budget.   But what happens in large business...
How Scrum Product Owner Training creates effective business environments   Scrum is about thriving in complex environments. It's a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Scrum encourages the use of various tools and techniques in diverse environments where where efficiency, effectiveness and creativity are key.   Scrum Training is about achieving success in agile...
CSM Training dramatically improves career and earning potential for project managers   Scrum has taken off as the method of choice for managing complex business environments where product development on time and on budget is critical. Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering and sustaining complex products. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum over a number of years and it has become the gold standard project management.   But what is Scrum all about? Scrum is a...
There have been a few changes in Scrum Guide 2020, and I am really excited. These changes focus on ‘Values’ within the framework of Scrum. Commitment, among all kinds of values, builds trust. Since the beginning days of my SCRUM workshops, I have been bombarded with questions, asking about commitment definition and perspectives. I have a simple view. The entire Scrum team, with all its members, commits to embodying Scrum values. After the recent updates of Scrum Guide 2020, three...
Ask anyone the coveted question, and you can expect different responses. Some might say that a PO is a domain expert, while others might say that the function closely aligns with that of a Business Analyst. And, then some believe that it’s a project management role. There is no universal common ground to top it up, whether it’s a strategic or a tactical role. That’s because people have a varied understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner. Alright, let me...
Most people ask me a question: Hey Venkatesh, can you tell me that whether a person can simultaneously handle the responsibilities of a Scrum Master and a Product Owner at the same time? We need to turn the pages of the Scrum Guide for a clear definition. The definition of a Scrum Team is: “The Scrum Team consists of one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers.” Scrum Guide is not very outright about whether a person can or should be allowed to play both roles in the...
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Probably, we have all heard that piece of wisdom before. In my experience, having some — even rudimentary — sketching or drawing capabilities is an essential Scrum Master skill. Visualizing a tricky issue while explaining the background to a stakeholder, someone from the management or a teammate helps to pave the way to have a meaningful discussion. Let me introduce you to an example sketch based on the Tuckman model of group...
What does it mean to be a product owner? Product owners are the people who are in charge of product development. They are the leaders who manage the team and guide the product’s progress eventually helping the team to be successful. Product owner plays a pivotal role in every type of product development, particularly in the Agile methodology.The position of the product owner in business was originally developed to give an address to the gaps and challenges that are faced in Agile...
 Completing Certified Scrum Product Owner training helps you to be seen as an expert. It shows you care about providing the very best overall value. Those who have a stake in business will appreciate this as it helps them to feel confident everything will be taken care of successfully. With this certification, you will be qualified to manage initiatives for more than one business at the same time. This can help you to grow your own business or it can help you to be seen as a very valuable...
There is one frequent question that I encounter in my workshops. There is a piece of information that is missing in the Scrum Guide. Interestingly, It is regarding the managers. Where is the role of Manager in Scrum? The missed-out information makes many organisations confused if they have a similar place and adopts Scrum or present an Agile transformation. While there are apparent intermediate paths present for the managers and other senior leadership position holders, the unclearly defined...
A Product Owner is a member of the Scrum team. It’s a crucial role for the team as well as the organization. S/he is a Value optimizer and helps with the realization of goals. From establishing a Product vision & goal to stakeholder management to market releases, there are several responsibilities for a Product Owner. The role demands a person to be a business representative and a user advocate so that the right value is created. In order to fulfil the associated duties, one should...
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  To comprehend the difference between Agile and Scrum, first, we must have a better understanding of- What is Agile? What is Scrum? What is Agile? Agile is an approach/methodology that assists us in the constant iteration of processes of the Software Development Life Cycle such as development, testing, etc. This methodology has established several benefits such as delivering high-value features in short delivery cycles, which were otherwise a challenge in the conventional...
In January 2020, I had a phone interview for an agile transformation project with a leader from a Barcelona-based company who was interested in agile coaching. The interviewer asked me if I would like to launch into a coaching conversation and I accepted. For the next few minutes, I did my best to put on a professional coach hat, although in the end, my attempt did not demonstrate the capabilities that the transformation leader was looking for. What went wrong? Parallel to the telephone...


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