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21
NOV
2013

We Will Outshine the Competition – Interview with Nazarena Garrón Ciberay from the Scrum Alliance

Wonder what is in store for you after a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Certified Product Owner (CPO) class?  How do you become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)?  Or what are the steps to become a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)?  This month we speak with the woman whose job is...
25
OCT
2013

November Training Schedule for Look Forward Consulting

San Diego, CA October 25, 2013  – this month we are pleased to announce that Carlton Nettleton will be offering a public Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course in Houston, Texas on November 6th & 7th.  This unique course utilizes the latest education techniques to maximize...
21
OCT
2013

Why Brainstorming Often Fails

Let’s start this entry with a real life example – I was once teaching a Certified Product Owner course and I gave the participants instructions to brainstorm, as a group for ten minutes, to create at least a dozen features they would like to see in their product. About...
03
SEP
2013

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High

Crucial Conversations is one of the most influential books on both my personal and professional life and I am so happy to share it with all of you.  Back in 2007, my mentor enrolled me in a two-day Crucial Conversations course and I was not happy.  I thought it would be a...
18
MAY
2013

Spring Training Tour of León, Madrid, Barcelona and Gibraltar

San Diego, CA May 18, 2013 – Look Forward Consulting and Spanish partner, estratecno, will be launching a Spring training tour across Spain beginning May 28th and concluding June 12th.  Carlton Nettleton will be visiting four cities and offering public Certified ScrumMaster...
04
APR
2013

Integrating Innovation Games Into Certified ScrumMaster

Last week I had the opportunity to co-teach a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course with Jason Tanner.  Jason is a candidate to become a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and has deep connections with the Innovation Games® community.  When I work with CST candidates my goal is to create...
11
JAN
2013

Redesigning the Product Owner Class – Developing Complete Products

During the second half of 2012, I wrote an article describing some challenges I had regarding my Certified Product Owner (CPO) course and how I achieved a breakthrough in my understanding about the class – trust the learners.  What a new and amazing concept?! Since then, I...
03
DEC
2012

Introducing the Summary

October was a very exciting and very challenging month for me since I got to spend a month in one of my favorite locations – Spain.  One of the more interesting insights that came out of that experience was to see how much nonessential information I have been communicating...
30
NOV
2012

Epic Vision Fail by HP CEO Meg Whitman

Do you know what HP does this days?  Apparently neither does CEO Meg Whitman.  About halfway through this twelve-minute Nov 20th interview (beginning around 6:12), she is asked this question by  Marketplace senior editor Kai Ryssdal, “With all respect…instead of all...
22
OCT
2012

New Partnership Established with Spanish Provider Estratecno

San Diego, CA Oct 22, 2012 – a new transatlantic partnership between the United States and Spain was launched with the inauguration of a series of Certified ScrumMaster courses this month.  Look Forward Consulting and Estratecno have started a three-year relationship to...