An Investment in Innovation – An Agile Case Study

Not every organization that “does” agile does it well. Sometimes the principles work well for awhile, but the teams aren’t able to innovate or make the successful results sustainable. Here’s an agile case study that addresses an organization that values agile principles and practices, but needed a little help to sustain their success and innovate.

Agile Changed Their Lives…From The Trenches of a CSM Training Class

As a long-time agile coach and trainer, I have had the privilege of teaching many types of agile courses, but more recently, I’ve been focusing on Scrum certification training for BigVisible. I teach certification classes available to the public, as well as private engagements with our customer organizations. Not too long ago, a request came

BigVisible Expands Agile Training Offering to Minnesota, California and Illinois

We’re excited to announce that BigVisible is now offering Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner courses in Minnesota, California, North Carolina, and Illinois! With sold out courses taking place every few weeks in New York City and Boston, we have decided to expand our Scrum and agile training offerings to

There is No One Definition of Agile

A few weeks ago, I asked my co-workers to distill the concept of Agile/Lean to its simplest essence and do it in no more than 10 words. The statements had to clearly convey what Agile was really about and why anyone should really care about it. There were two reasons for the request: I recently

Registration Open for PMI ACP Prep + Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course

The first in a new series of intensive, three-day PMI-ACPSM + Certified ScrumMaster courses is now open for registration! This combination agile training CSM course offers you a strong foundation in the Scrum framework and agile principles plus an extensive overview of the knowledge areas, tools, and techniques required for the PMI Agile Certified PractitionerSM

Brian Bozzuto, Bob Fischer to Speak at PMI Mass Bay Chapter Meeting

Join BigVisible and our transformation coaches Brian Bozzuto and Bob Fischer at this agile-focused PMI Mass Bay Chapter meeting on January 19, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:30pm. In Brian’s session, Claiming Agile for Project Managers, attendees will learn and discuss the effects of increasing agile principles and practices within numerous organizations, on project managers who

Three Simple Tools for New Agile Teams

When I am delivering Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes or starting up new agile teams, I share three simple tools that really help collaboration: creating a working agreement (also called team agreement), the art of the possible, and the fist of five. Based on feedback, these three items are often some of the important tools that

Four Pillars of Agile Coaching

Of all the abused words in the Agile domain, none seems to be more abused than the simple word “coaching”. There are numerous people out there professing to be “agile coaches”, and while I don’t mean to denigrate what any of these people do, there is a very broad latitude in the types of things

What exactly goes on in BigVisible Training?

Thinking of taking a ScrumMaster or Scrum Product Owner certification class, but not exactly sure what to expect? I’m a recent addition to the BigVisible team (a marketer/writer) and an Agile rookie. I was very curious to see what goes on, so I dropped in for a few sessions. Here’s a glimpse…