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SAM9000 Academy just published the second book in the Agile series. This second book in the series dives into Scrum from a very practical point of view. Using realistic examples, it demonstrates how to apply all stages of Scrum.

Since most teams use software to help them manage their Agile projects, the book includes many screenshots. These actually show how to do Scrum in real life.

Because Scrum and Agile are becoming more widely used, including outside software engineering, the practical guide shows examples with a marketing team as well as an engineering team. …


Want to learn about Scrum and Agile?
Or you already know Scrum and are considering getting a certification?

SAM9000 Academy just published a new book: Scrum and Agile Study Guide.

How to become a certified Scrum Master?

This book is a comprehensive guide to learn and master Scrum.

Unlike other books, it is designed for any industry using or willing to adopt Scrum, instead of only covering the software industry. You will learn how Scrum applies to professional services, consulting, marketing and other businesses.

The advanced chapters and topics cover 100% of the latest Scrum Guide 2020. They will allow you to study and get a professional…


Want to learn about Scrum and Agile?

Or you already know Scrum and are considering getting a certification?

SAM9000 Academy just published a new book: Scrum and Agile Study Guide.

This book is a comprehensive guide to learn and master Scrum and Agile.

Unlike other books, it is designed for any industry using or willing to adopt Scrum, instead of only covering the software industry. You will learn how Scrum applies to professional services, consulting, marketing and other businesses.

The advanced chapters and topics cover 100% of the latest Scrum Guide 2020. They will allow you to study and get…


What worked for decades can be made obsolete in as few as five to ten years.
No enterprise is immune. Be it AirBNB against hotels, be it Tesla against car makers, these Agile new comers create massive value while destroying a lot more elsewhere.

The same disruption is happening within companies.

This is because many companies, in order to become more competitive, are trying to adopt Agile.
It could be Scrum, SaFE, Lean or other methods, but definitely Agile is no longer exclusive to software and tech companies.

Breaking hierarchies
The vast majority of businesses, say 99.99% to illustrate how pervasive…


If you are a small business owner like me, or you work for a small independent team in a larger organization, you sometimes have to be smart about the tools you use.

You have a limited budget, and at the same time, an ever larger list of things to go, with limited resources.

Working on projects for your business or gig?
Here is why many are moving to Lean Thinking and Agile : Introduction to Scrum and Scrumban free e-book.

In my case I had to find a way to handle large files for my team consulting business.

On the…


Are you thinking about moving your career forward? Or maybe you only want to get the satisfaction to be recognized for what you do? Either way, these project management certifications are the most sought after and, in my opinion, the most valuable.

According to PMI (project management institute) where PMP and CAPM come from, there are one million PMP certified project managers in the world. It is not easy to join them. Scrum Master CSM comes with its own challenges and Scrum PSM is not a piece of cake either.

Here are my tips, if you want to succeed and…


I hear a lot about self-organizing teams, these days. That made me realize, without knowing it, I used to work in a team like that. We did not have a typical hierarchy with a manager that organized, planned and dispatched the work for the whole team.

We were a small group of people considered as the product development department and we were all responsible for making things happen. We basically had an internal client, the marketing department that would initiate new projects, usually corresponding to new product launches. Our job was then to develop the product, to make marketing tools…


Kanban is a visual production management system. It helps deliver orders or services, on a continuous basis with the most efficient use of resources (time, people, money). It uses, typically, simple white boards and paper cards or post-it notes. Nowadays it is possible to use Kanban on virtual boards, with software on PCs and tablets.

In this article we want to focus on Kanban outside industrial manufacturing and outside the software engineering industry. Kanban became a powerful and popular methodology. It is now used in marketing, design, and other professional services. …


Time management is important. If your job is to manage people, projects or get things done, you probably should make sure you manage your time well. I could tell you about project management methodologies, about Agile, but I would risk confusing the matter. There is another way to look at this, very pragmatically.

You could ask yourself: “How do I make sure I get things done, while maximizing my time?”

Why is time management important?

After all, you are working everyday. Things move forward. Why do I need to do anything special?
There are many good reasons. A reminder first, time is a very limited resource…


This article describes how to do this with the Sam9000 app. That being said, you can use all the tips with your own notes system or project management tool.

When I started my business, I focused on producing. Delivering good projects and delivering them on time.
It is demanding enough, I thought, to balance the different aspects of production, to follow up with clients, prepare estimates, take care of accounting. I thought I was doing a good job. After all, I am an expert in my field.

However, after a few months in, I noticed some annoying trends. I was…

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