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ScrumMaster Salary Survey 2015

It’s finally out! Our 2015 South African salary survey. This year we included ScrumMasters, agile coaches and consultants since we are seeing more coaches emerging in South Africa. Take a look at the infographic below to see our analysis. If you’d like to... read more

Interview with Lisa Crispin

We interviewed Lisa Crispin asking her some questions about her latest book: More Agile Testing, her new team, and test conferences she recommends. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version... read more

Amazing woman in agile speakers

Recently on twitter there has been much chatter around having more diverse speakers at Agile conferences (and IT conferences in general). By diverse I mean anything besides white men. This post by Lisa Crispin... read more

2015 Scrum Master and Agile Coach Salary Survey

We last did a Scrum Master salary survey in 2013, and we’ve had a few enquiries for updated information. Since agile coaching has become much more popular since our last survey we’ve included agile coaches in this survey. If you are a Scrum Master or Agile... read more

The Testing Manifesto

About 2 years ago we created our version of a testing manifesto, as a quick summary of the mindset you should adopt when thinking about agile testing. We thought it was pretty cool Apparently so did many others, and the slide we had has been retweeted and added to... read more

7 tips for being an Agile Manager

We recently gave a talk at the ITWeb Software Development Management Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. We decided to speak about what should a software development manager of agile teams be focussed on. Personally I think these 7 tips can be applied to anyone... read more

Top tips to benefit from conferences

This is an extract from our newsletter. We often feature a new technique like this that you can try, please sign up to our newsletter to get more! Sign me up! You have Successfully Subscribed! We all attend conferences for the great learning opportunity, and I’m... read more

Agile Ci2i

Last month (9 – 11 February 2015) we attended the Scrum Coach Retreat in South Africa. Karen found herself in a group that was focussed on learning to coach management through success and failure stories from other coaches. They created Agile Ci2i. One of the common... read more

The ScrumMaster Skeleton

Last week (9 – 11 February 2015 we attended the Scrum Coach Retreat in South Africa. Sam found herself in a group that was focussed on the ScrumMaster journey. Our team had 4 people in it: myself, Arthur, Nadine and Heidi. Our vision was a simple one: We aim to... read more

The Agile Appraisals Manifesto

Last week (9 – 11 February 2015) we attended the Scrum Coach Retreat in South Africa. Some friends of ours formed a group dedicated to looking at how appraisals are done at large corporates and if they could be made more agile. We loved what they came up with so... read more

Aeroplane Game

  This game can be found in our book Help work to flow. 30+ tips, techniques and games to improve your productivity!   Note: In US-English this is Airplane Game and in non-US-English it is Aeroplane Game. What you can learn This game is a great way to... read more

Fantastic Team Building Activity!

We talk a lot about the importance of creating teams in agile. People need to learn to work together towards an overall goal and share accountability rather than each person doing only their piece and not caring about the whole. It takes a long time for a new team to... read more

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