Saturday, June 13, 2015

Question - Scrum (CSM) or SAFe (SA) - How to start your agile journey.

Let me explain these then you may decide your own.

CSM - is a introductory course on Scrum framework but nowadays majority of trainers cover scrum master role in details beside than covering topics like estimation, planning and scaling etc. This is a beginner course. You can think of doing other courses by scrum alliance after CSM like CSPO and CSD and then CSP once you have 3 years of experience in Agile/scrum.

SAFe - very much prescribed with heavily loaded processes and roles to scale agility. Not good for agility but still people practice because of extensive marketing. Since one organization processes can't be applied exactly same way in other organization so many failed cases are there. Started with Nokia mobile and we all know now Nokia mobile doesn't even exist.

Scaling is not a new things and organization usually figure out itself how to scale beyond single scrum team although there are some model that can be studied but only study not to copy like SAFe, LeSS or DAD etc.

I would suggest to choose a path of Scrum alliance starting with CSM then later on figure out scaling model if you have challenges.

Regarding trainer - I would suggest Satisha but may be because I know him personally but you can go with anyone because all are approved by scrum alliance. You may reach out to any organization but figure out who is your trainer and try to connect someone when has already attended his/her classes.

Still have query then you can reach out to me on +91 9810547500.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Agile and Scrum onsite Workshop

As per latest survey, more than 80% software development organization is practicing agility in some form. This clearly shows that how quickly organizations shifting from traditional approach to empirical process control to maximize values of the work done. But organization must ensure smooth transition and that required some investment either in the name of training, coaching, educating or may be some better name like hands-on workshop. Transition can happen with or without these investments so this is not prerequisite but having these workshop conducted prior will help in overcoming challenges during transition.

But how to decide what kind of agile training and who will be trainer (facilitator as our definition)? Some trainer comes with PPT and sometime more than 100 decks. Participants and trainer both reading presentation together in class. Some of participants even sleeping in class especially after lunch break. Now how to decide? Also what if organization collects feedback at the end of workshop and share same with trainer? Training is already over so what to do with feedback now.

Our workshop is PPT free so there is nothing to read together, workshop full of fun and hands-on practice. There is no chance that participants not engaged because workshop runs by participants and we just facilitate. Reach out to our existing client to know more about our approach. Our workshop called "Scrum On Wall", "BuildValue", "PlayScrum" and "MaximizeValue" unlike some boring name.

Course Outline of PlayScrum workshop

Agile vs traditional process
What is empirical process
Why Scrum and what is scrum framework
Scrum framework in details 
Agile Estimation and Planning
Monitoring Agile development

Reach out to us if looking for Agile, Scrum, Scrum Developer, Product Owner, Product Management workshop. We facilitate regular Agile and Scrum workshop in all major cities in India that includes Bangalore, Delhi, Pune and Chennai.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LeSS Practitioner, Kanban Foundation and Scrum Developer Training in India

Certified LeSS PractitionerLeSS is a set of rules combined with guides for applying Scrum in a multi-team context. It is not a framework that applies Scrum at team level and then adds additional scaling processes, instead it is Scrum scaled on all the levels. Created by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde while practicing in Nokia Networks. See here

Bangalore   5th to 7th   August    Register
Pune         10th to 12th August    Register

Certified Lean Kanban Foundation – Leading Evolutionary Change is a highly interactive two-day course accredited by the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and provides in-depth training in Kanban practices and the principles that underpin the Kanban method, including a fully immersive Kanban simulation.

Chennai    25th to 26th June   Register
Pune         14th to 15th July   Register

Certified Scrum Developer – Certified Scrum Developers have demonstrated through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that they have a working understanding of Scrum principles and have learned specialized Agile engineering skills. CSD introduces best practices for scrum developer and scrum testers that includes BDD, ATDD, TDD and continuous Integration. 

Bangalore    26th to 28th June  Register
Pune           19th to 21st June   Register
Chennai      24th to 26th July    Register

Upcoming Events
Playscrum Meet 2015 – One day event in Chennai around scaling scrum. Viktor Grgic sharing case study on Large-Scale Scrum and 24/7 business critical systems – This is a story of how an organization transformed traditional large and overly complex program/ project into continuous delivery of a 24/7 business critical products every 2 weeks in production.
Chennai      10th July 2015   Register