Jack of All Trades, Master of Scrum

Master of Scrum, or Scrum Master, is my professional title.  Of course, I’m not silly enough to think I know all there is to know about Scrum or Agile Methodologies.  I have been fortunate to get to where I am today as a Scrum Master through previous experiences and those around me as I went through the “ranks”.

Speaking of experiences, as you can see from the About the Author section, I’ve had my fair share of different positions throughout my career.   Continue reading “Jack of All Trades, Master of Scrum”

How I got my Agile wings

        I’m currently a ScrumMaster working on three local Scrum teams, which when I started was only one small team. My first day on the team was coincidentally sprint planning day, when I was asked to hit the ground running as the new ScrumMaster. Without hesitation, I eagerly took on the challenge. From then on, I helped build and coach the team to its current size of three Scrum teams.
Thrown into a Sprint…    thrown into a sprint

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A Step into the Agile world

stepIntoAgile.jpgFor some, the term Agile may be a foreign concept. Like me, early on in my career, many are thrown into the agile way of doing software development. There will obviously be many who start their careers working in predominantly an adaptive agile way (e.g. less up front planning and more development early on), as opposed to the more traditional waterfall approach (e.g. heavier on planning the work to be done before starting the actual development).  I was initially introduced to agile methodologies when I was an intern back in college.

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