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Benefits of International Agile Certification

To be certified or not? That is the question.

If someone asks you what is the most important piece of paper you have, what would you say? Whatever you choose, you know that none of these are mere papers, they represent much more. In business, becoming certified in one area is not just a piece of paper. It represents your time invested, your resources and the hard work behind it.

There are many things to consider when we decide to invest in our career. Some people take into account the financial moment behind the investment, some concentrate on the credentials of the certification body, while some focus on the applicability of the certificate – is it a local certificate, or will you be able to use it internationally?

Both local and international training provides you with different levels of knowledge and potential for further development, so you need to choose what is significant to you. If you want to learn the basics about what Agile is and what Scrum is; what are the Scrum roles and their responsibilities; how Scrum works; what a self-organizing and cross-functional team looks like; non-certified training is good enough and more rational in terms of investment. You will get what you expected, and your knowledge is sufficient to talk about this topic with your friends.

However, if your ambition is to gain valuable knowledge and if you want to develop further in this field, then you have to choose wisely. The price should not be a decisive element if you invest in your future.

Nowadays, when the whole world is becoming one big market, you want to make sure that your time and resources are well invested, and that international company recognizes and value the certification you have.

There are two world organizations that support people on their Agile career path: Scrum Alliance and Scrum Org. They have top-notch trainers, complete infrastructure, program quality standards, and continuing educational support. These are the reasons why you choose a trustful educational center.

The benefits of an internationally recognized Scrum Alliance certificate are:

  • International certificate is recognized by all companies in the world
  • Continuing education – there is continual support to improve and learn, not only for basic training programs but for advanced as well
  • Agile community – Scrum Alliance has a worldwide network that is willing to help anyone in the group
  • Regular yearly events for members, such as Global Scrum Gathering and Regional Scrum Gathering, where you have an opportunity to meet and connect with the best experts and companies in this field
  • Access to a world Agile library written by Coaches and the community of Scrum Alliance and Scrum org
  • The only recognized certificates for further development – If you aspire to become an Agile Coach you need to have basic international certificates (by Scrum Alliance or Scrum Org).

You need to take all these into consideration when you decide to invest in yourself. You don’t want to end up in a dead-end because you chose a certificate that doesn’t offer any upgrade or to pay double, because you were not informed properly prior to making a decision.

Agile Serbia has dedicated over a decade to helping people choose the best and the right certificates for them. As Scrum Alliance Registered Education Ally (REA), we are part of the renewed provider of internationally recognized certificates.

Inform well and make a good long-term decision to advance in your career.

Check the Agile Month Spring 2022 courses and join us!

Scrum Master & Product Owner: Friends or foes? (Part 1)

,,Success it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.ʻʻ

 

Imagine this situation: you’re working for a company where there’s a need for a change. Easy, refreshing with a whole new approach. The change in your business environment is inevitable and depends on different factors. And, in that position preparing yourself for every modification in career is desirable.

 

Scrum as a secret spice

 

And for that reason, Agile world is a place for all who are seeking for a change. Under this Agile umbrella, Scrum is the most used framework (even 81% companies in the world are using Scrum, according to 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report). Impressive?

 

Scrum is a widely used, agile product development strategy – a set of values, team roles, and procedures used in combination to create work products. Today Scrum is mostly used in the software industry and has expanded to universities, military, and beyond. Actually, the term comes from rugby and refers to the way a team works together when moving the ball across the court. Let’s face it that…

 

…all comes to what moves and motivates people

 

Scrum is based on a simple idea: whenever you start a project, you always check if it is going in the right direction and is that really what clients want. In order to accomplish that, you need this – the Team with gigantic THE. What Scrum does is to unite teams to create great things and this means that everyone progressively contributes to its achievement. Exactly like in this picture below:

Scrum asks the team for assortment – in skills, thoughts, and experiences. It wants the teams to be altruistic and self-reliant, but also multifunctional. Teams that can complete the whole project. With support from Scrum Master and Product Owner, this will be a successful and quite inspirational job.

 

”Scrum is not just about the meetings and schedule. It’s not about Sprints, meetings and having different roles named to fit Scrum roles. It’s not about just being able to say Scrum, ‘cause it’s not a magic word to be used when you need it. Scrum is belonging, trust, commitment and lots of hard and high-quality work…”, Milica Lubinić, Scrum Master

 

As the main headline suggests, we’re going to look back on two important roles – Scrum Master and Product Owner. And just to be clear – they’re designed to work together on the same project which means that they need each other, not excluding their mutual knowledge, expertise, and experience.

Source: KnowledgeHut

 

 

As you can see, they’re completely connected. Both roles have the same objective of adding value to the main project. But, these two are defined very differently from each other. While the Product Owner looks at the project from the customer’s point of view, the Scrum Master focuses on the team and its activities. A Scrum Master’s role is to motivate the team in various ways.

 

,,Scrum Master and Product Owner roles can relate with Shu Ha Ri, a concept from Japan that explains Scrum as a way of life. Shu state means that you know all rules and forms. By repeating them, you become better. Ha state means after you adopted rules, now you can make innovations, respecting each human being around yourself. After all, Ri state says that you’re your own master with inspiration and motivation ready to accomplish the goal.ʻʻ, Jeff Sutherland: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Friends or foes?

 

They complement each other in current projects. Scrum Master should support the Product Owner in decision and empowerment issues and also help with tools and techniques.  Experienced professionals say that Scrum Master is a mix of the HR manager and Process manager, but on the other hand, Product Owner’s guiding about the business value of the product is priceless. Also, Product Owner should have a global perception of the client’s demand. For these reasons, the Scrum Master needs the Product Owner. And this is one long, unbreakable circle.

 

Potayto, potatho?

 

There are crucial differences between their skills and responsibilities, which we’ll present to you through this serial. There’s a thin line between these performances that allow Scrum Masters and Product Owners to be unbreakable buddies. It’s crucial to remember that both roles are important in one project, without any animosity between them.

 

Let your journey through Scrum roles begins. 😊 

 

Read more: Scrum Master & Product Owner: Friends or foes? (Part 2)

We’ve become REA – Registered Scrum Alliance Educational Ally!

Big news for us! This 2022 has started with this exceptional information and we are happy to share it with you. Agile Serbia has been a partner with Scrum Alliance for a decade, and becoming the REA represents for us recognition as a reliable provider of scrum certified courses in this part of Europe.

The best way to prove the value of education is through successful implementation. Agile Serbia provided certification for more than 1600 experts and had cooperation with over 170 companies mainly for top-in-demand positions: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Leader and Management 3.0 Facilitator.

Let us explain in detail what REA means and why it is important:

 

What is a Scrum Alliance® Registered Education Ally?

 

 Scrum Alliance Registered Education Allies (REAs) are third-party organizations that provide marketing and logistical support for Scrum Alliance-approved education centers (specifically certified by Scrum Alliance to teach and train). REAs are authorized to market and support only those courses taught by the Scrum Alliance-certified education providers.

 

 What courses can a Registered Education Ally market and support?

 

A REA can advertise those courses that their associated education providers are credentialed to teach and are authorized to market publicly. This applies to the REA’s own website as well as the Scrum Alliance course listing. These courses might include certification courses (e.g., Certified Scrum Master® or Certified Scrum Developer®), advanced certification courses (e.g., Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner SM), and/or continuing education offerings.

What is a continuing education course?

 

 

Continuing Education courses are designed to enhance the skills of agile practitioners. We know that although certifications

are a great start, and mile markers along a journey, they are not a replacement for experience and expertise. Continuing education is one of many ways we encourage community involvement, professional engagement, networking, new skill acquisition, quality assurance, and validation beyond the classroom. These agile-focused professional development courses also count as Scrum Education Units® (SEUs), which can be applied toward the renewal of certifications.

 

REAs are authorized to market and support only those courses taught by the Scrum Alliance-certified education providers.

 

Knowledge is the tool for progress. If you want to keep up with the innovation, you have to learn every day something new. Agile is a must-have skill today when everything changes so fast. Agile management will help you to achieve better transparency, improve cooperation with clients, increase productivity, and the most important – achieve a satisfying level of team motivation.

Therefore, start learning today and choose a course that you prefer.

 

In this Agile adventure, Agile Serbia is your best choice for education that nowadays is the most recognizable part of education in the world. Join us in this process and stayed Agile in your both life, private and professional!

Agile Serbia Marketing Manager Wanted

Hey you, who are reading this ad, maybe you’re the next…

 

Agile Serbia – Marketing Manager

 

 

But, before everything, let’s introduce us…

 

Agile Serbia, a brand of Puzzle Software, continues to fly above the clouds. We achieved many things in previous years as a team – became the first Agile Certified institution in Serbia, certified more than a thousand professionals with worldwide recognized certificates, organized 5 outstanding Agile events…

With time our public courses had grown, and they became a part of the educational manifestation known as the Agile Month. Our dream was to gather the whole Agile community in one place, so we organized the Agile Serbia Conference in 2016 for the first time.

Up to these days, we have organized 13 Agile Month manifestations and 5 outstanding Conferences, and now we are going for more. Besides that, for the first time we held Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade and we can’t be more proud of this fact! 😊

This is what we’ve achieved so far. But we want much more, because opportunities are endless, as well our ambitions. That’s why we share this story with you.

 

So, how we would describe you?

 

We do not expect you to be a unicorn or some kind of ninja. But, if you’re an adrenaline junkie, searching for the everyday adventure, you’re in the right place. 😊

Still, we would appreciate it if you have some proven experience in marketing. Of course, you can expect support from your team anytime, but you will make decisions and do the actions. Resolutions about the shared goals you will set together with the team, and discuss them in your daily meetings. For your own domain, online channels, you will have the freedom to make decisions and suggest the best decisions and approaches. That’s why your experience is your very strong tool.

 

What do I need for this job?

 

You should have outstanding knowledge about marketing and its placement because you will be taking care of our community. For that, you should have strong communication skills and sense of what are the currently marketing trends.

Using analytics tools to monitor social media, online channels and blog you will improve our appearance, so strong analytical skills are very desired. An additional bonus on your side will be if you are familiar with Google Ads, but copywriting skills will be more important. Besides dealing with the words and content you will deal with people, whether through the digital or on our events.

As a person who will be in-front-of the organization, you have to be able to talk to people in a way that makes them comfortable with you. That’s why we would like you to be a warm, friendly and easy-going person, versatile in interests and wide-educated. It would be great if you come from the faculties whether of Economics, FON, Political science, Philology, Philosophy, etc.

 

How your daily routine will look like?

 

Many things we have already mentioned explaining the profile we would like to match with us. However, let us introduce you more in detail with your future working place. There is a lot of multitasking expecting you but don’t be afraid at all. We don’t put pressure on our team members at all, we are organized as a Swiss watch mechanism. 😊

You will be our Marketing Sensei, coordinating with all other departments, helping us to build, grow and manage a company’s online communities. Your role within marketing will be creative, so you will be in charge of marketing and content creation, engagement with the followers, and social media, market analysis, live and online events appearance and to help increase brand awareness.

 

Did you find yourself here? 

 

Great! Because Agile Serbia Team is waiting for you to join us!

Why join us and become the part of our little tribe? It will be a unique opportunity to work in a small team and enjoy in self-organization without micro-management, with great opportunities for promotion in terms of bonuses and self-improvement.

You will have great opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills, to be in-line with new trends. If you process information fast, are a strategic thinker with a strong interest in helping to develop this fantastic virtual corner, this is the perfect place for you. For your own domainyou will have the freedom to make decisions and suggest the best approaches. That’s why your experience is your very strong tool.

An attractive benefits package, modern workplace and an enthusiastic environment with the same people are waiting for you to make us stronger! 😊

So, what do you say? Do not hesitate to contact us, submit your application by email scrum@puzzlesoftware.rs We are already waiting to meet you! 📥✅

 

Deadline: 16.01.2022.

Office Location: Belgrade

Agile Serbia Scrum Master Wanted

This role is often described as a hero, guru, superman, a leader, a servant, a problem-solver, an empath, and a great communicator? Hm, this really sounds like a superhuman, doesn’t it?

Let’s go a few steps back.  Who are we to be looking for such an extraordinary persona?

We are a group of enthusiasts who believe in progress, knowledge, continuous education, and the power of a team. That’s why we got hooked on Agility and we have been living and breathing Agile for over a decade now. From interactive workshops, meet-ups, webinars, podcasts to courses and conferences we have been helping companies and individuals on their way to Agility.

We are looking for a Scrum Master (Yes, that super-human description from the beginning is the Scrum Master, a pivotal role in a Scrum team).

 

We are Agile Serbia and you are the Scrum Master, with a desire and a firm plan to become an Agile Coach. And we can support you with that. Our pool of trainers, coaches, and Agile professionals is here to help you to further develop your coaching skills, and our cooperation with notable certification bodies can help you get closer to reaching that goal.  We are here to help you become proficient in coaching and mentoring and to learn how to help people and companies to figure out the right solutions for their challenges.

Now, that we’ve established who you are, let’s see where your magic really lies:

  • You coach team members, proactively eliminating barriers and facilitating team delivery on sprint goals
  • You are charged with ensuring all scrum-based activities are completed in a timely manner, this includes: defining and organizing Scrum roles, sprint planning, daily scrum/ standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • With other Scrum roles (Product Owner and Team) you review and develop the scrum artifacts including product backlog and sprint backlog. With this inseparable duo, you are responsible for keeping Scrum moving, and continuously reporting on developments, celebrating successes, and defining, understanding, and resolving roadblocks.
  • You operate flexibly, and you are open to opportunities for the Scrum team to reflect on and improve their process and outcomes.

To put it simply, you are our go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work. Your duties include removing impediments and coaching team members on Agile methodologies.

 

This is what we are looking for in you:

  • Experience in a scrum master role
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as the definition of done, user stories, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Kanban, Scrumban, LeSS)
  • Excellent communication and servant leadership skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • Coaching aspirations
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills and patience
  • Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field

We know that you are not superhuman, and we are not expecting you to be. You are an energetic and proactive changer, mentor, and teacher who is good with people and happy to learn and err with us.

We are eager and impatient to meet you, so contact us now at: scrum@puzzlesoftware.rs

 

Deadline: 31.12.2021.

Office Location: Belgrade

Scrum Alliance – Why are they so unique?

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association that has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to help “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. For more information, please visit scrumalliance.org.

Through Scrum Alliance, you have access to a world of learning and resources that will help you succeed with Scrum in the software development industry and beyond.

 

 

Why Scrum Alliance Certification?

 

Being a part of this significant community is crucial for your Scrum career. That’s right. So, check here why Scrum Alliance certification is essential for your professional path.

 

Advance Yourself

 

Scrum Alliance’s progressive certification course model allows you to choose an educational track that improves your core Scrum knowledge, builds skill sets, and provides the necessary tools to evolve as an Agile practitioner. Choose your path. Also, are you a future Scrum Master or Product Owner? 

Are you ready to move your career to its next sprint? Sign up for an offering from our alliance of professionally assessed and specialized trainers around the globe.

5 reasons to attend Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021!

Well, there are 6, 7, and 8… even more. 😊

So keep reading…

 

Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 is a big thing for the Agile community. Especially in Europe. For the first time, Belgrade is going to be an epicenter of one of the most important Agile events. And that is a biiiig thing! We can’t wait for 7th and 8th October, and we’re sure of one thing – education isn’t on the break. Yes, you heard about this a million times, but it’s necessary to mention the importance of this conclusion.

 

Big, bigger, the biggest

 

Agile Serbia continues to fly above the clouds trying to give a lot of reasons why education is crucial and meaningful. We don’t give up on this fact. For the last 10 years, we have been carefully building our community and making worthwhile friendships. Our previous Agile Serbia Conferences were an overture for the grandiose Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade in Belexpocentar! Now, we can convince you to attend this Conference for these reasons:

 

#1 Hybrid is a new normal

 

Online is the new normality. Actually, hybrid is a new normal. If you don’t feel safe, you can always follow the Conference online, through MatchAbout. If you have lectures in the morning, and panels in the afternoon, you can make a pause and take a breath. Maybe a little nap or chit-chat with your friends and family.

According to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, we carefully follow epidemic measures and recommendations for your safety during COVID-19. Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 will be organized with strict compliance of health protocols and measures because we care about your health and safety.

 

#2 Yes, you can really meet and talk with the greatest Agile Stars

 

Imagine Arie van Bennekum in front of you, or Miljan Bajić? Isn’t that cool? Well, from where can we start? Howard Sublett, Daniel Mezick, Tomasz Dubikowski, Olaf Lewitz, Apeksha Patel, Brian Marick, Predrag Rajković, Zuzana Zuzi Sochova… Each is an expert. Also, our panel discussions have a special value. As well as our Fun and Coaching corners. We’re preparing a lot of surprises.

 

#3 This isn’t just another Conference

 

A completely different online experience – yes!
Moving from one to another live stage – yes!

Interactive practical conversations with all Agile Superstars – yes!
Continual networking – yes!

MatchAbout is a unique platform. It allows you plenty of creative opportunities and it’s quite amusing to see these multiple options. Switch from one stage to another or join the panels at the same time. You can also chit-chat with other participants, share your experience, and more importantly – all material from Conference you’ll find on MatchAboutIsn’t that cool?

 

#4 Regional Scrum Gathering is important for your Agile career

 

By attending Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 you don’t only get great insights and contacts. Scrum Education Units® (SEUs points) are very important, especially if you wanna validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum. At this Conference, you’ll get SEU points depending on if you’re attending only lectures and panels or the whole Conference – including all content we’ll provide. More details about this valuation find here.

 

#5 Affordability and commodity in one place

 

The best value for money when we talk about Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 is completely true. Taking into account that you get really, really excellent knowledge, guidelines and tips & tricks from the best Professionals in the Agile universe. Isn’t that great?

 

 

Life according to Agile

 

If you want to survive nowadays, think about how flexible and adaptable you or your organization is – could you continue with the present or even better with the next big market change(s)?

Learning while listening is more productive when you adopt new useful insights. So, what are your plans for 7th & 8th October 2021? The upcoming Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 has plenty of possibilities for personal growth. Thanks to the app MatchAboutyou’ll really enjoy multiple content on this platform.


 

The choice is yours – you can wait to see what will happen or you can be prepared and welcome the change! So, don‘t think too much and register for this amazing event in October. It will pay off!

More useful information find here: https://www.agile-serbia.rs/conference/regional-scrum-gathering-belgrade-2021/

Agile Rookie: Making your Scrum work

„Scrum Masters, please don‘t touch the task board. It (and the items on it) do not belong to you.“ – Michele Sliger

 

Let’s make it clear – doing your job efficiently in turbulent times is really challenging, right? But, Agile is the new normal. And that’s the main fact. Being aware of the significance of Agile for every company, project or team is priceless.

Actually, getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to feel great about things that are good for you. More and more companies are using Scrum as the most beloved Agile framework. But, most of them are using Scrum not so well or in inefficient ways. Some researches show that many companies claim that Scrum isn’t for them (not because they’re not adequate for Agile) but mainly because some other frameworks work better. The context for an Agile Mindset has changed a lot. Really a lot. We can distinguish the development of Agile in the past, then how it really works in present after defining of Agile Manifesto and what are predictions for the future. You can see that the changes are inevitable and these changes are recommended and in the spirit of Agile mindset.

In the previous articles about Scrum and its interesting (and very attractive) facts we find out that this framework is nowadays extremely popular with lots of advantages. As we said, Scrum is the most beloved Agile framework.

 

Making your Scrum work? How’s that?

 

Scrum implies an equation – a framework that helps the team to work together. While Scrum is most frequently used by software development teams, its lessons can be applied to all kinds of teamwork. This is one of the reasons scrum is so popular. Often thought of as an Agile project management framework, scrum describes a set of meetings, tools, and roles that work in concert to help teams structure and manage their work.

 

#1 Scrum consists of three roles

 

1a) Scrum Master is a servant leader, someone who is responsible for the process, setting up the team, sprint meeting and removes obstacles;

1b) Product Owner is responsible for Product and all of its aspects. He/she creates product backlog, prioritizes the backlog and is responsible for the delivery of the functionality at each iteration;

1c) Scrum Team consists of different vocations and manages and organizes the work to complete the sprint. That’s why they called self-organizing teams.

 

#2 And how about Scrum Practices?

 

They are equally important for each Role. So, we have Sprint planning, Sprint, Daily Standup Meeting, Sprint Review Meeting and Sprint Retrospective Meeting. Each of them is crucial for understanding how the team works and was the sprint successful. But, a very meaningful event is…

 

 

 

 

 

#3 Daily Standup Meeting

 

The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute meeting/event of the Scrum team. This meeting’s flavor is unique to each team, and there are three simple questions to generate structure:

  • What did I work on yesterday?
  • What am I working on today?
  • What issues are blocking me and how do I work despite them?

This ceremony is quite useful in order to inform your teamsters how they can help you to finish tasks and sprint successful.

 

#4 But, the process flow is everything

 

So, that’s why each part of the Scrum framework is necessary. Each iteration in Scrum is called Sprint. Because of that, we have a Product Backlog as a list where all details are entered in order to get a proper product. Team works as a cross-functional, checking their activities on Daily Standup and delivers Product at the end of the Sprint.


 

In the end, Agile is a colorful umbrella with so many valuable frameworks. Which one do you choose? We wanted to offer you some great options and hopefully, you’ll find them helpful. Just tell us how can we assist you in this process and the rest is going to be fantastic! And, don’t forget to follow our Agile & THE Frameworks training in order to learn from the best about this business mindset.

 

Go for it, Agile Rookies!

This article is inspired and published on www.guru99.com and  www.atlassian.com blogs. Thank you for your inspiration and guidelines. 

Agile Rookie: Scrum it is!

„Scrum is like your mother-in-law, it points out all your faults.“ – Ken Schwaber

 

Let’s make it clear – doing your job efficiently in turbulent times is really challenging, right? But, Agile is the new normal. And that’s the main fact. Being aware of the significance of Agile for every company, project or team is priceless.

Actually, getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to feel great about things that are good for you. More and more companies are using Scrum as the most beloved Agile framework. But, most of them are using Scrum not so well or in inefficient ways. Some researches show that many companies claim that Scrum isn’t for them (not because they’re not adequate for Agile) but mainly because some other frameworks work better. The context for an Agile Mindset has changed a lot. Really a lot. We can distinguish the development of Agile in the past, then how it really works in present after defining of Agile Manifesto and what are predictions for the future. You can see that the changes are inevitable and these changes are recommended and in the spirit of Agile mindset.

In the previous articles about Agile and its interesting (and very attractive) facts we find out that this mindset is nowadays extremely popular with lots of advantages. As we said, Scrum is the most beloved Agile framework.

 

 

 

Scrum? How’s that?

 

#1 Same boat for the same passengers

 

You already know (or you’ve heard somewhere) that a marketer, software developer and programmer must function as one. Our dear friend and Trainer Petri Heiramo once said: “Once the above is in place, the people need to self-organize and get the freedom to do that. The management must not micromanage the team, but trust and expect that they figure out how to solve the problem.” So, Scrum supports self-organizing teams.

 

#2 Solving problems – yes or no?

 

Scrum doesn’t actually promise to solve any problems. Instead, it points to your problems and then it’s up to you to solve them. That’s why using Scrum is often so challenging but worthy for your business or a current project.

 

#3 Introspection: why not?

 

One of the things we love about Scrum is one special ceremony called retrospective. That’s right. Retrospective helps you to discover what goes wrong during the Sprint in order to look for potential improvements.

 

#4 Everything is about the people

 

And that’s one of the biggest truths in Scrum. You should respect and value people in your team and as Manifesto for Software Development says that “individuals and interactions over processes and tools” are very crucial. Especially good and meaningful communication.


In the end, Agile is a colorful umbrella with so many valuable frameworks. Which one do you choose? We wanted to offer you some great options and hopefully, you’ll find them helpful. Just tell us how can we assist you in this process and the rest is going to be fantastic! And, don’t forget to follow our Agile & THE Frameworks training in order to learn from the best about this business mindset.

Go for it, Agile Rookies!

Agile Rookie: We bet you didn’t know these things

„…the agile movement in software is part of a larger movement towards more humane and dynamic workplace in the 21st century.“ – Rowan Bunning

 

Let’s make it clear – doing your job efficiently in turbulent times is really challenging, right? But, Agile is new normal. And that’s the main fact. Being aware of the significance of Agile for every company, project or team is priceless.

Actually, getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to feel great about things that are good for you. More and more companies are using Scrum as the most beloved Agile framework. But, most of them are using Scrum not so well or in inefficient ways. Some researches show that many companies claim that Scrum isn’t for them (not because they’re not predestined for Agile) but mainly some other frameworks work better. The context for an Agile Mindset has changed a lot. Really a lot. We can distinguish the development of Agile in the past, then how it really works in present after defining of Agile Manifesto and what are predictions for the future. You can see that changes are inevitable and these changes are recommended and in the spirit of Agile mindset.

 

 

We bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about Agile

 

If you’re an Agile Rookie who wants to know more about Agile don’t be afraid. Agile is sometimes challenging to understand, but over time it’s easier to adapt. Actually, Agile is about value delivery in complex environments. Right? In the previous article, we gave some valuable reasons why nowadays Agile is necessary. But, in order to closely understand this mindset keep reading about some amusing facts about Agile and its frameworks.

 

#1 Salaries in Agile are higher

 

That’s right. According to Agile Annual Salary – Agile Coaches in the US earn $153,810 per year (data from 2021). Also, the average salary for a developer, who knows Agile development principles, is over $90k a year (also in the US). These information tell you that learning everything or specific part of Agile (for your role or project) is quite valuable in these times.

 

#2 Projects that are using Agile methodology are more successful

 

More than 25% of the projects based on Agile are more profitable and successful than the projects based on the traditional model of project development. Also, interesting fact – more than 85% of more than 100 international software development companies prefer to use Agile methodology in their regular work.

 

#3 Agile is a mindset and beyond that

 

More and more companies are beginning to use this mindset, and that’s the great news. Agile is meant to help others employ this technology in their business. The idea of Agile is to react quickly in turbulent environments and to face uncertainty. Agile includes several significant frameworks with efficient strategies how to set and achieve goals.

 

 

#4 Faster, more productive and more efficient with Agile

 

Faster production, significant savings, more efficiency in achieving goals and more profitable projects are results of using Agile in your business, organization, or team. Agile development is giving companies a chance to edit through each stage of a project, rather than turning in the completed project, right? The advantages of Agile are wider and bigger than the disadvantages, right?


 

In the end, Agile is a colorful umbrella with so many valuable frameworks. Which one do you choose? We wanna give you some great options and here you can see them. Just tell us how can we assist you in this process and the rest is going to be fantastic! And, don’t forget to follow our Agile & THE Frameworks training in order to learn from the best about this business mindset.

Go for it, Agile Rookies!

 

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