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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.

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  • Stop the BS Metrics! Performance Reviews in Agile Teams - Lunch Session	 - no badge

    Stop the BS Metrics! Performance Reviews in Agile Teams - Lunch Session

    02 MAR 2021 - Tuesday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda:
    - Stop Focusing on Individual Contributions
    - Measure collaboration and teamwork
    - Reward positive experiences

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Tue 02-Mar-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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  • Seven Design Thinking Tips for Product Owners - Lunch Session - no badge

    Seven Design Thinking Tips for Product Owners - Lunch Session

    03 MAR 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 03-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
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  • The Myth of Self-Organizing Teams - Lunch Session - no badge

    The Myth of Self-Organizing Teams - Lunch Session

    11 MAR 2021 - Thursday - Online - Mishkin Berteig

    FREE! Register Now

    Agenda
    - Myth 1: people are lazy
    - Myth 2: people are dumb
    - Myth 3: no such thing as true self-organizing
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 11-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Mishkin Berteig

    Mishkin Berteig


    Chief Executive Officer
    About Trainer
  • Dealing with Slackers, Idiots and Subversives in Agile Teams - Lunch Session - no badge

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

    16 MAR 2021 - Tuesday - 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:

    Tue 16-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
  • Four Strategic Tips on using Technology & Digital Media Effectively - Lunchtime - no badge

    Four Strategic Tips on using Technology & Digital Media Effectively - Lunchtime

    06 APR 2021 - Tuesday - Online - Tara Jabbari

    FREE! Register Now

    In this webinar your experienced host will share tips and advice on how to perform effectively in a work-from-home environment.

    In this session you will learn how to:
    - Get your work done when there are distractions
    - Get the most out of the internet
    - Make sure your technology is helping you
    - ... and live Q&A to answer questions

    Armed with these tips, you can be confident to get your work done efficiently with fewer distractions.
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Tue 06-Apr-2021

    Time:

    12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Tara Jabbari

    Tara Jabbari


    Digital Media Consultant
    About Trainer
  • How to Effectively Achieve Work/Life Balance in your Environment - Lunchtime - no badge

    How to Effectively Achieve Work/Life Balance in your Environment - Lunchtime

    07 APR 2021 - Wednesday - Online - Tara Jabbari

    FREE! Register Now

    Like most professionals, we are working more from home these days. In this webinar your guide will share practical steps to determine when is work-time and when is break-time.

    In this session you will learn:
    - Why you absolutely need to take real breaks at work
    - The wisdom of turning off notifications on your smartphone!
    - How to establish work hours for you and your team (and family)
    - Why you should have an actual lunch-break and not to use technology during it
    - ... and live Q&A to answer questions

    With these practical steps at hand you will feel more confident and in control of your work schedule.

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Wed 07-Apr-2021

    Time:

    12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Tara Jabbari

    Tara Jabbari


    Digital Media Consultant
    About Trainer
  • Should we just Ban Facebook (and other Social Media) in the Workplace? - Lunchtime - no badge

    Should we just Ban Facebook (and other Social Media) in the Workplace? - Lunchtime

    08 APR 2021 - Thursday - Online - Tara Jabbari

    FREE! Register Now

    In this highly informative webinar, your experienced coach will share tips on how social media can be useful professionally (as well as personally), and how to avoid falling into the rabbit hole of distraction.

    Learn how to:
    - Stop distractions with social media
    - Become better at responding to messages
    - Have more intention and purpose when you go on social media
    - Speak confidently with your managers about messaging
    - ... and live Q&A to answer questions

    With these helpful tips, you will be more at ease with social media at work and guide good policy making decisions.

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 08-Apr-2021

    Time:

    12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Tara Jabbari

    Tara Jabbari


    Digital Media Consultant
    About Trainer
  • Critical Steps on how to be an Effective Colleague/Manager in the Digital Age - Lunchtime - no badge

    Critical Steps on how to be an Effective Colleague/Manager in the Digital Age - Lunchtime

    09 APR 2021 - Friday - Online - Tara Jabbari

    FREE! Register Now

    Like most professionals, we use technology and digital media as a way to stay on top of our work with our colleagues and employees. How do we know if we are not being too intrusive?

    In this webinar you will learn how to:
    - Have an open and frank conversation with your colleagues
    - Set boundaries and make sure that you don't cross them
    - Be more effective with your communication
    - Raise difficult points with your management or leaders
    - ... and live Q&A to answer questions

    In a fast-paced digital age, we can become overwhelmed quickly. The tips shared in this webinar will help you to recognise stressors and stay in control.
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Fri 09-Apr-2021

    Time:

    12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Tara Jabbari

    Tara Jabbari


    Digital Media Consultant
    About Trainer

You’ll need Zoom to participate in our live webinars.

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

    18 MAR 2021 - Thursday - Online - Instructor Led - Jerry Doucett

    Pay What Feels Right
    or C$149.00
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    Pay what feels right!
    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!

    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 - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Thu 18-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
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    Leave Us Alone! - Dealing with Urgent Interruptions in Agile Teams

    09 MAR 2021 - Tuesday - Online - Instructor Led - David Vicentin

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    or C$149.00
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    Pay what feels right!
    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!

    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 - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Tue 09-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    What the Heck is Kanban? - Introduction to the Kanban Method

    25 MAR 2021 - Thursday - Online - Instructor Led - Pedram Malek

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    or C$149.00
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    Pay what feels right!
    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!

    Discover Kanban

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. What is Kanban For?
    3. Benefits of Kanban
    4. Pitfalls with Kanban
    5. Kanban Simulation
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A
    Read More

    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Thu 25-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Pedram Malek

    Pedram Malek


    Technical Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Banking on Kanban - Kanban in the Financial Sector

    10 MAR 2021 - Wednesday - Online - Instructor Led - David Vicentin

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    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!



    Build Agile Financial Services

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. What is Kanban For?
    3. Financial Sector Challenges
    4. Kanban Techniques for Financial Services
    5. Kanban Simulation
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A
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    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Wed 10-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Banking on Kanban - Kanban in the Financial Sector

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

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    or C$149.00
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    Pay what feels right!
    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!



    Build Agile Financial Services

    Agenda:
    1. Welcome
    2. What is Kanban For?
    3. Financial Sector Challenges
    4. Kanban Techniques for Financial Services
    5. Kanban Simulation
    6. Practical Next Steps
    7. Q&A
    Read More

    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Tue 06-Apr-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Kanban Your Projects - Kanban for Project Managers

    31 MAR 2021 - Wednesday - Online - Instructor Led - David Vicentin

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    or C$149.00
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    Pay what feels right!
    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!

    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
    Read More

    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Wed 31-Mar-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


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

    08 APR 2021 - Thursday - Online - Instructor Led - Pedram Malek

    Pay What Feels Right
    or C$149.00
    Register Now

    Pay what feels right!
    You can edit the price on the registration page to anything you feel is right!

    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
    Read More

    Location:

    Online - Instructor Led

    Date:

    Thu 08-Apr-2021

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Pedram Malek

    Pedram Malek


    Technical Consultant
    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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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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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 […]

Refactoring: 4 Key Principles

I believe in refactoring.  The Agile Manifesto holds that The best architectures, requirements and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. The quality of our software systems depends on refactoring.  In fact, […]