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Ask Us Anything

Use the comments section below to ask us a question. You can ask us anything (probably best to make it about Scrum & Agile though). Any question submitted will typically be answered within 1 day. Do You Want To Learn Scrum? TheScrumMaster.co.uk Simple Guide To …

New Ultimate Scrum Practice Assessments Launched

New Ultimate Scrum Practice Assessments Launched

TheScrumMaster.co.uk has launched 5 new Ultimate Scrum Practice Assessments. These are designed to help you prepare and practice for the equivalent Scrum.org assessments and gain certification. For assistance in learning what you need to know to prepare and pass, check out our How To Pass …

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

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

A recent question received via the Contact Us page on TheScrumMaster.co.uk was – “How can I get my first Scrum Master role and gain experience if the available jobs require 2+ years of experience? What do you advise?” This is the classic Catch-22 situation when …

Should I Become A Scrum Master?

Should I Become A Scrum Master?

A common question I receive via the contact page on TheScrumMaster.co.uk is – “Should I become a Scrum Master?”. As the demand for Scrum continues to grow, more people are considering a switch to being a Scrum Master. Changing jobs and careers is a big …

In-Person Or Live Virtual Training - Which Is Best?

In-Person Or Live Virtual Training – Which Is Best?

In March 2020 the COVID pandemic struck and the world changed. Our courses switched from being in-person to live & online. People still wanted to learn, but there was a certain amount of fear & uncertainty around this switch. People worried that it wouldn’t be …

The Value Of The Scrum.org PSM III & PSPO III Certifications

The Value Of The Scrum.org PSM III & PSPO III Certifications

In my recent post, I discussed the value of Scrum certifications. In this post, I will focus on the value of the advanced Scrum certifications from Scrum.org. These currently include Professional Scrum Master level III (PSM III) and Professional Scrum Product Owner level III (PSPO …

Simon Kneafsey In The Times Newspaper

Simon Kneafsey In The Times Newspaper

Our Principal Trainer, Simon Kneafsey was quoted in the Times Newspaper in the UK. You can read the article here: You can also read the full Agile Business section that the article appeared in.   Do You Want To Learn Scrum? TheScrumMaster.co.uk Simple Guide To …

Scrum Certification - For or Against?

Scrum Certification – For or Against?

Scrum.org is a mission-based organisation that aims to help people and teams solve complex problems. They do this by enabling people to apply Professional Scrum through training courses, certifications and ongoing learning. The certification aspect of this mission is somewhat controversial. Some people love certifications, …

What Comes Next After Scrum?

What Comes Next After Scrum?

Since I first started working with Scrum in 2005, I have wondered what would eventually come along to replace it. Scrum has now been around for over 25 years, so surely something else would emerge? Approaches including Lean, Kanban, DevOps have appeared and grown popular, …

2021 Retrospective

2021 Retrospective

I think it’s safe to say that 2021 has been a better year than 2021! Despite dark clouds looming (Omicron) the latter part of this year has felt like a slow return to some normality. It’s been a great year for TheScrumMaster.co.uk. We have run …

Automation Is Vital For Scrum Teams

Automation Is Vital For Scrum Teams

Automation is a vital practice for Scrum Teams. The best Scrum Teams I have been part of automated early and often. Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to product development. We build a product in small pieces. We ensure that whatever we build during a …

The Times I Quit As A Scrum Master

The Time I Quit As A Scrum Master

In my recent post, I told the story of the time I was fired as a Scrum Master. This time I will tell you about a time I decided to quit (probably shortly before I would have been fired!). Being a Scrum Master can be …

How I Got Fired As A Scrum Master

How I Got Fired As A Scrum Master

Being a Scrum Master can be tough. You are accountable for helping organisations change the way they approach complex work. You are there to help them adopt an empirical approach to dealing with change and uncertainty. While most people will recognise the need for change, …

What Day Of The Week Should We Start The Sprint?

What Day Of The Week Should We Start The Sprint?

In Scrum, a Sprint is a period of time of 1 month or less within which a Scrum Team creates value. A new Sprint begins immediately after the previous Sprint ends. So when we first start to use Scrum we need to decide which day …

TheScrumMaster.co.uk Courses 2021

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Courses 2021

Photos from our Scrum.org courses in 2021. Do you want to join us for an upcoming course? Check our upcoming course dates and register now. We also offer private training. Contact us to find out more. Do You Want To Learn Scrum? TheScrumMaster.co.uk Simple Guide …