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Keep Your Eyes on the Sprint Goal


In this article, we'll discuss how a team bares responsibility for the Sprint and what should be done if they can’t get everything done they committed to.

Speeding up Your Scrum Teams


Effective Scrum use is more than Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, and so on. To see a big difference in your team's Sprints, make these workflow changes.

CSM Course Agenda


Class Times The Artisan CSM Training Program is held in a number of different timezones.

Scrum for Support Teams


Scrum is the most used Agile framework, yet many still aren't quite sure how to make Scrum work best in a support environment. Let's dive into this topic!

What is Scrum?


The most popular Agile Development framework, Scrum, can be explained in many ways. If you're just trying to understand what Scrum is, this post is for you.

What Causes Conflict on a Team?


Change usually creates conflict, but a good ScrumMaster knows what types of conflict to expect and is prepared to handle it with correct conflict responses.

Gearing a Team for Maximum Outcomes


Creating a maximum outcome team is every ScrumMaster’s goal, but you must first understand how great teams form and what YOU need to do to create a great team.

Simplify Your Work by Slicing


When slicing a backlog item, we're taking a complex problem and paring it down into smaller problems, which are easier to solve and build.

Limited Skills, Great Demand


Specialists with a particular skill can get stretched thin! But there's ways to solve this dilemma other than assigning them to ten Scrum teams at once.

Ground Rules for Your Team


Some initial “rules” that everyone agrees to follow will help your team avoid misunderstandings and deliberate misconduct.

Keep Your Work In Process Low


The fastest team productivity killer is working on 3+ backlog items at once. You'll end up with a team that's great at starting work, but lousy at finishing it.

Self-Organizing Teams


When I teach or coach people about Scrum, we talk about self-organization, but the importance of self-organizational principles cannot be understated.