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10
FEB
2014

Introducing Scrum via Buy a Framework game

Today I am going to share with you a engaging , interactive and brief exercise I use to teach Scrum in the first twenty minutes of my Certified ScrumMaster or a basic one-day Intro to Scrum class.  The game is called Buy a Framework and is based on the classic Innovatio...
10
JAN
2014

Course Refund & Transfer Policy

January 10, 2014 San Diego, CA – Timing is everything and sometimes events come up that prevent you from attending a course.  We understand that from time-to-time, that participants will have to cancel their enrollments or transfer their enrollment to a later class.  We...
09
JAN
2014

Course Enrollment Policy

January 9, 2014 San Diego, CA – While we will do everything within our power to make sure a scheduled course goes ahead as planned, sometimes there just is not enough interest to sustain a course.  As a result, we have introduced a requirement of a minimum enrollment of at...
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...
01
AUG
2013

LeSS – A Framework to Scale Scrum and Agile

As it turns out, there is a way to do Scrum at scale and it’s name is LeSS – referring to the idea that less is the key to accomplishing more with Scrum.  LeSS, an acronym referring to Large–Scale Scrum, and its practices were created based on the field...
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...