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JAN
2018

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at Agile Connect Porto on January 31st

Lisbon, Portugal (January 2018) – Carlton Nettleton, Certified Scrum Trainer® and President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at the Agile Connect Porto meet-up on January 31, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.  His interactive topic will be “Learning...
10
MAY
2017

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not) Meetup

San Diego, CA – Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not), on May 15th, at 6:00PM.  His interactive topic will be “Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product...
05
JAN
2015

Why Should I Care About Agile Chartering?

Better teams create better outcomes.  Agile Chartering is a vehicle to start teams off for success. At the end of last October, I participated in a three-day international workshop in Itterswiller, France with thirteen other Agile consultants, trainers and coaches from the US,...
06
NOV
2012

Estimation is Part of Scrum…and Mostly Irrelevant

In the past month, there has been a great deal of discussion around estimation.  First, it began with Joshua Kerievsky and his article.  Later, Tobias Mayer shared his perspective.  I even heard recently that Mike Cohnis diminishing the importance of estimation.  I think Ward...
08
SEP
2012

Redesigning the Product Owner Class – Trusting the Learners

For a while my Certified Product Owner (CPO) class was bugging me.  It was OK, but it something about it was off.  People were writing good evaluations, but the class was not on the same level of quality as my Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class.  Now part of this reason is that my...
08
NOV
2010

Reading a Release Burndown Chart

In Scrum, we use a lot of easy-to-understand tools to communicate status.  A very common tool is a burndown chart.  In this diagram, I am showing a sample Release Burndown chart for a Team with eight Sprints in their release and will talk about how this is commonly used on a...
12
SEP
2010

Estimating & Planning for Agile Teams – Oct 2nd

Having trouble communicating deadlines to stakeholders?  Unable to get a commitment from the Team on when work will actually be delivered?  Having trouble managing dependencies?  Agile processes, like Scrum and Extreme Programming, rely on lightweight techniques to progressive...
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APR
2010

Best Links of the Week – Mar 27th 2010

More good links to share with others. Ouija Board Estimation\Seance Sizing – a new method for estimation that relies on team, not the undead. Is the Agile Community Being Unreasonable? – InfoQ takes a look at the friction between the PMBOK and Agile principles....
09
FEB
2010

Best Links of the Week – Feb 9th 2010

Excellent links for everyone to share. Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership – a 30-minute video talking about the factors corporate leaders can influence which support Agile teams. How I Learned to Program Manage an Agile Team After 6 Years of Waterfall – Sara Ford...
19
JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – Jan 19 2010

Continuing with links to the best of the blogs since last week. Three things I wish I knew before jumping – PMP and Certified ScrumMaster, Pat Guariglia, shares some lessons learned after his first Scrum pilot project in 2007. Mike Cottmeyer on the Agile PMP – InfoQ...
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