Happy with your Agile adoption?

  • No management buy-in?
  • Story points causing confusion and stress?
  • Too much chaos and disorganization?
  • Testing and Quality always taking a back seat?
  • Lack of team authority?
  • No commitment to the process?
  • High-performing team members sabotaging your efforts?

Every team has these problems, and no matter what people tell you, there are no magic bullets. That's the bad news. The good news is that there's a lot of helpful information and advice out there that you can tap into. If there is a magic bullet, it's this: the more educated you and your team is, the easier all of these problems are to overcome. And getting educated is easy!

Studies show that it may take repeating up to 29 times for new information to sink in. Mixing up the ways the information is presented, through video, e-books, webinars, coaching, games, seminars, and how-to guides, can help speed this process, but to be really successful, you have to be constantly presenting Agile information in new ways to your team.

That's why we created the ScrumMaster series, to help ScrumMasters just starting out -- and those running into more problems than they'd like with their teams. We're dedicated to presenting concise, useful information to Agile teams that they can go out and start using right away.

"The e-book is a concise guide to get your Agile/Scrum team started and avoid some of the pitfalls. It's to the point so you can get to work." -- Mark Profitt, author of Predictive Innovation
"Agile transitions are hard. It's easy to get stuck in the mud; endlessly spinning your wheels without making progress. I know; I've been there. The simple honesty of these quick video whiteboard talks, backed by Daniel's profound wisdom and the clarity of his deep experience with Agile, acn help your organization to avoid, or escape, the mire of a failed Agile transition" -- Uncle Bob Martin, author of Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Pratices. Co-author of the Agile Manifesto
"You know that pilot with the soothing voice and assured confidence who you know will bring the plane down safely no matter what? That's Daniel in these videos. You'll enjoy his gentle teaching style, but you won't really appreciate how much you've learned until you start to apply it." -- Michael Swaine, Dr. Dobb's Journal, PragPub
"In this package, Daniel has done a great job of explaining the most overlooked and misunderstood parts of scrum and kanban in an concise, relaxed, and entertaining manner. He covers a lot of ground in very little time and touches on some critical success criteria both in the preparation of the organization as well as in the daily execution at both the team and management level. Along the way, Daniel also lets his unique style and personality shine through, illustrating what it is to have a truly agile mindset. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in an Agile mindset." -- Ken France, Managing Partner and Agile Coach at Blue Mercury Consulting
"Various people at my company have been trying to get us using some sort of agile process for years now, but we've only had stumbling successes. A few years ago, when I tried to go it alone, I ended up with a couple of big "lessons learned" by the time it my project was finished. I'm loving the email series. It's helping me keep my eyes on the goal, and giving me something to think about with every issue." -- Justin
"Daniel this is great. How do I share a link to this series with my friends?" -- Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto
"We were really happy with getting the professional kit. It provided us not only with the tips and tricks we needed to push through our initial problems, but also all of the physical things we needed to set up and manage our team room." -- Amit

Professional

$249

Agile team room kit

Video whiteboard chats (download)

32-page ScrumMaster quick start e-book

No-frills Agile tune-up email series

Basic

$99

Agile team room kit

Video whiteboard chats (download)

32-page ScrumMaster quick start e-book

No-frills Agile tune-up email series

Beginner

$49

Agile team room kit

Video whiteboard chats (download)

32-page ScrumMaster quick start e-book

No-frills Agile tune-up email series

Free

free

Agile team room kit

Video whiteboard chats (download)

32-page ScrumMaster quick start e-book

No-frills Agile tune-up email series

What's in the Professional Plan?

In addition to everything in the basic plan, the pro plan includes a ScrumMaster "toolbox" full of all of the office supplies you need to create and maintain most Agile team rooms. This includes:

  • Scotch tape dispenser with tape.
  • 2 rolls blue painter tape.
  • 2 rolls green frog tape.
  • 500 index cards.
  • 400 colored index cards.
  • Mini post-its: six colors.
  • Multi-colored paperclips: over 150 each of nine colors.
  • Multi-colored sharpies.
  • Black sharpies.
  • Post-its: 18 packs assorted colors.
  • Dot stickers: multi-colored: over 400.
  • Gold and Silver star stickers: over 350 each
  • Multi-colored super-strong Neodymium Magnets: a dozen each of ten different colors
  • Carrying case

What topics are covered in the video series?

  • Preparing for Agile adoption
  • Scrum vs. Kanban
  • Setting up your sprints
  • Creating your team room
  • Stand-ups
  • Lightweight Program Management
  • Software templates, audio interview with Uncle Bob Martin

What do you mean by a "quick-start" e-book?

This ebook is a series of short topics that are not covered in most books or training sessions. Things like a sample weekly sprint schedule, organizing your sprint pre-close for smooth sprint closes, how to communicate with management off-site, restating the backlog, and more. Each section explains the reason you're doing this, how to prep, instructions for doing the best job possible, tips and tricks, and indications that you're either focusing too much or not enough on this activity. It's the quick-start guide I wished I had received after I attended CSM training.

Can I return this if I'm not happy?

Absolutely. If in the next 30 days you're not completely happy with the training material you've received, just let us know and we'll be happy to refund your money.

Isn't this too prescriptive?

Yes, it is. But this material is not meant as magic fairy dust. Instead it's a collection of lessons learned the hard way over the years, a good place to start, and things to think about when it's not going so well on your team.

Aren't you trying to replace coaching, training, or certifications?

Absolutely not. The problem with all forms of Agile training is that many times the lessons make sense, but don't seem applicable to what you're doing and how your team is operating. What the ScrumMaster series does is bridge the gap between the fun and great training you receive elsewhere, and the actual problems you end up facing once you get started.

But I still have questions

Still have questions? Email us -- or call 650-308-8775 (US)

Does this include a gorilla?

No, it does not. Stop asking silly questions.