Why is there confusion over the role of the Project Manager and the Scrum Master? Having worked in the agile arena for nearly 20 years, there are many things that still surprise me. One of those surprises is the frequent debate and questions about the relationship between the Scrum Master and the Project Manager – i.e. where do they both fit in? This blog touches on some of the difficulties here and has a link to an agileKRC webinar on the topic.
agileKRC, the pioneering agile training and consultancy company, are sponsoring Bristol’s first ‘Agile in the city’ event. This new, practical event from the organisers of Agile Cambridge and Agile Manchester, welcomes everyone from the Agile and Lean community, and anyone looking to get involved and find out more.
I had a great time at Project Challenge at Olympia this week. There were a few surprises but overall I felt that the mood amongst the Project Managers I met was very positive.
AXELOS spring a surprise by lowering the pre-requisite for PRINCE2 Agile! It has taken a while but at last it has arrived. Not only that but there are other routes in too.
Our recent webinar on agile success measures was well received and this blog contains the answers to the questions we received during the webinar that we were unable to cover in the time available. It contains a great graphic that was sent in to us which we hope you like.
At agileKRC we specialise in helping organisations to improve how they work by adopting new agile ways of working, or improving their existing agile capability.
agileKRC have helped thousands of people with various agile ways of working over the last decade or two. However, we have always known that if you have a choice of only one thing, would you rather have a very good process and a good framework, or would you rather have a very good team? I hope that the answer is obvious in that you would always prefer a good team of professional, like-minded individuals who are behaving in a highly productive manner.
For many years now I have enjoyed presenting at conferences and seminars and one of my favourite presentations (which I first did over five years ago) is entitled ‘The 10 Golden Rules of Successful Agile Projects’. I have received lots of favourable feedback on this presentation and I have always been happy with the way it has stood the test of time.
Many times in the last three months I have presented at conferences and seminars on the subject of what governance to apply when using agile.
On my travels recently I have been fortunate to go to India where I have now been several times. India is a fascinating place and it is great fun to meet so many ‘switched on’ people. On this trip two quite significant things struck me. Firstly, I came to the conclusion that if agile is to thrive for the next 10 years then it not only has to work in a distributed environment (i.e. an environment where we do not all work in the same place), but it has to work well.