How do I get my first Scrum Master job?

How Can I Get My First Job As A Scrum Master?

One of the most common questions I receive via the Contact Us page on TheScrumMaster.co.uk is – How can I get my first job as a Scrum Master? I always reply to anyone that inquires. Here are my thoughts on how to do it and …

Ultimate Professional Scrum Master II Practice Assessment

Ultimate Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Practice Assessment

The Ultimate Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Practice Assessment is designed to help you prepare and practice for the PSM II assessment. This practice assessment was not created and is not endorsed by Scrum.org. Please contact Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk if you require support. Please note that …

A Simple Example Of A Definition Of Done

A Simple Example Of A Definition Of Done

At a recent class, a new Scrum Master asked me for a simple example of a Definition of Done. They also wanted to understand how it differed from the concept of acceptance criteria. This post captures my answer to them and I hope it will …

Scrum Guide 2020 Update Practice Assessment

Scrum Guide 2020 Update Practice Assessment

The Scrum Guide 2020 Update Practice Assessment is designed to help you test and validate your understanding of the changes made to the Scrum Guide in 2020. If you want to learn more about the changes then you can do so here. This practice assessment …

2020 Retrospective

I normally would write up my end of year Retrospective here, but this year it just doesn’t feel right. Highlighting achievements or talking about the (minor) issues we had doesn’t sit right when others have had a terrible year. I think the best thing to …

The Evening Daily Scrum

The Evening Daily Scrum

According to the Scrum Guide, the purpose of the Daily Scrum “is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary” and “it is held at the same time and place every working day of the Sprint.” Scrum does not …

Planning & Estimation In A Nutshell

When it comes to sizing/estimating work, you will get the best (or least worst) answers from the people who are responsible for doing the work, so the Developers in Scrum. Once they size the work the Product Owner may use this to create a plan …