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Scrum Insight

Objective Scrum coaching advice customized to your team.

For over 5 years in our consulting practice we have been developing and using a sophisticated analysis tool that provides us with insight about how Scrum teams are functioning and how they can be helped.  Scrum Insight now embodies that experience, wisdom and knowledge and makes it accessible to Scrum teams around the world without any cost!  Check out Scrum Insight, fill in the online survey, and get a valuable report with specific, customized, objective advice on how to improve your Scrum team.

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Videos

BERTEIG’s newest offering of free Agile advice is our YouTube channel.  There are four playlists you might want to watch:

  • Introduction to Scrum – Mishkin Berteig breaks down the fundamentals of the Scrum Framework in this brand-new 11-part series.
  • The Myths of Scrum – common falsehoods, misconceptions and pitfalls about Scrum and how to implement it.  This is our most popular video from that series, about project managers and Scrum Masters:
  • Real Agility for Managers – an introduction to the core ideas and practices of Agile Management.  This is our most popular video from the “Real Agility for Managers” series, about communication and collaboration.
  • Leading to Real Agility – an introduction to the core ideas and practices of Agile Leadership.  This is our most popular video from the “Leading to Real Agility” series, about leadership responsibilities.
  • Real Agility Webinars – BERTEIG experts share insights into how organizations can embrace Real Agility.

Webinars

BERTEIG experts share their decades of Agile experience in these comprehensive one-hour live webinars.

Register now for our upcoming events or watch past presentations.

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    Foundations of Leadership - Afternoon

    14 APR 2021 - Wednesday - Online - Nica Pourfallah

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda:
    - Different styles of leadership
    - Where are you on the spectrum?
    - Authenticity

    What's next for you?...
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Wed 14-Apr-2021

    Time:

    03:15 PM to 03:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Nica Pourfallah

    Nica Pourfallah


    Leadership Coach & Consultant, Agile/Lean Trainer
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    Leadership Writing Workshop - Lunch Session

    19 APR 2021 - Monday - Online - Alexei Berteig

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda:
    - Using English the way it was meant to be used
    - Undoing the bad habits of academic writing
    - Persuading your audience with storytelling
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Mon 19-Apr-2021

    Time:

    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Alexei Berteig

    Alexei Berteig

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  • Values Based Leadership: Vision, Mission & Values - Afternoon	 - no badge

    Values Based Leadership: Vision, Mission & Values - Afternoon

    21 APR 2021 - Wednesday - Online - Nica Pourfallah

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda:
    - What are they?
    - How are they different?
    - Why is each needed?

    What's next?...
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Wed 21-Apr-2021

    Time:

    03:15 PM to 03:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Nica Pourfallah

    Nica Pourfallah


    Leadership Coach & Consultant, Agile/Lean Trainer
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  • The Crash Course in Agile Estimation - Lunch Session - no badge

    The Crash Course in Agile Estimation - Lunch Session

    23 APR 2021 - Friday - Online - Mishkin Berteig

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda
    - Principles of Agile Estimation and Planning
    - Review 9 Techniques
    - Demonstrate 3 Most Effective Techniques
    - Q&A
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Fri 23-Apr-2021

    Time:

    12:15 PM to 01:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Mishkin Berteig

    Mishkin Berteig


    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Seven Design Thinking Tips for Product Owners - Lunch Session	 - no badge

    Seven Design Thinking Tips for Product Owners - Lunch Session

    05 MAY 2021 - Wednesday - Online - David Vicentin

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda:
    - Identifying customers and needs
    - Translating needs into PBIs
    - Experimentation
    - Measuring business value

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Wed 05-May-2021

    Time:

    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
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  • Dealing with Slackers, Idiots and Subversives in Agile Teams - Lunch Session	 - no badge

    Dealing with Slackers, Idiots and Subversives in Agile Teams - Lunch Session

    07 MAY 2021 - Friday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda:
    - get people to focus on "we" not "me"
    - find motivations that work
    - build a team commitment to one another
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Fri 07-May-2021

    Time:

    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
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MicroLearning Event

In these comprehensive 3-hour live MicroLearning Events BERTEIG experts share their decades of Agile experience and knowledge.

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    Deadlines Are Dead To Me - Dealing with Deadlines in Agile Teams

    10 JUN 2021 - Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    C$149.00 Register Now

    Meet deadlines with Agile Teams.

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. Types of Deadlines
    3. Deadlines in Agile Teams
    4. Techniques for dealing with Deadlines
    5. Simulation and Exercises
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 10-Jun-2021

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
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    Stop the Press! Managing Urgent Interruptions in Agile Teams

    20 MAY 2021 - Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    C$149.00 Register Now

    Improve your responsiveness in Agile Teams

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. Types of Interruptions
    3. Speed and Agility
    4. Responsiveness and Agility
    5. Interruptions Simulation
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 20-May-2021

    Time:

    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
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    Kanban Your Projects - Kanban for Project Managers

    27 APR 2021 - Tuesday - Online - Instructor Led - David Vicentin

    C$149.00 Register Now

    Improve Your Project Management Skills

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. What is Kanban For?
    3. Kanban and Projects
    4. Techniques for PMs
    5. Kanban Simulation
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A

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    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Tue 27-Apr-2021

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
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    Boost Efficiency and Flow on Your Scrum Team - Kanban for Scrum Masters

    27 MAY 2021 - Thursday - Online - Instructor Led - Pedram Malek

    C$149.00 Register Now

    Improve Your Scrum Mastering Skills

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. What is Kanban For?
    3. Kanban vs. Scrum
    4. Techniques for SMs
    5. Kanban Simulation
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A

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    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Thu 27-May-2021

    Time:

    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Pedram Malek

    Pedram Malek


    Senior Coach and Trainer
    About Trainer

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BERTEIG Expert Advice

Our trainers and coaches have decades of combined Agile experience and they regularly share their expertise in dozens of free articles. With topics covering every corner of the Agile space, you’re sure to find a solution to that nagging problem within your work, your team or your company.

We usually publish new articles twice a week so check back often for the latest content.

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Agile Advice Blog

For 15 years, Agile Advice has featured articles in topics such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, Lean Software Development, OpenAgile, as well as other topics related to transformation, teams and management.  More than a one thousand articles highlight various aspects of applying the power of Real Agility to teams, organizations and corporations.  This multi-authored blog includes major contributions from Mishkin Berteig and Travis Birch, as well as numerous guests including Jeff Sutherland, Alistair Cockburn and Mike Bowler.

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For a glimpse at the Top 10 in 10 click here: Agile Advice 10 Year Anniversary

BERTEIG Kanban Facebook Group

This new Facebook group is for all things related to the Kanban Method, the Kanban Maturity Model, the training accredited by the Lean Kanban University, and of course, Kanban in practice in your organization.

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BERTEIG Scrum Facebook Group

We have an active, growing Facebook group for general Scrum discussion. Currently there are over 5000 participants and there are some interesting discussions going on about Scrum in practice. If you join the group, you may have to wait up to 12 hours for your request to join to be approved.

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Managers are Human Too

Managers have it tough. No doubt! Management practices are the source of trouble… Let’s start with the basics: Everyone wants to be liked. Everyone wants to be loved. Our deepest […]

The Perfect Agile Tool – 12 Key Features

The Perfect Agile Tool doesn’t yet exist.  In my training and consulting work, I often have strong words to say about electronic tools.  Most of the tools out there are […]

The Daily Goal

When my Scrum team first proposed trying mobbing I wasn’t sure what to expect. No one on the team (including myself) was an expert. I reserved judgment and watched a […]

Link: It’s Time to Kill Performance Reviews

For many years, folks in the Agile community have been recommending that performance reviews be eliminated from the corporate world.  In 2005 while coaching at Capital One, I remember many […]

If Your Up-Front Planning is Measured in Weeks, Then a Lean Startup is Going to Eat Your Lunch

Title inspired by Michael James…see below. One of the most powerful assumptions built in to Agile methods is that we learn by doing — that our learning, our planning, our […]

Visualizing Process Cycle Efficiency with LEGO

In-depth article here: Using Lego[sic] to capture raw data for Cycle Time and Process Cycle Efficiency. From the article: The typical way to collect baseline numbers for these metrics is to […]