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The Road to Become PSM II – Part II

The Road to Become PSM II – Part II

Scrum
In this post, I will focus some terms and explanations on the "Scrum Guide 2017" which I believe is so important to understand the Scrum. The Scrum Guide defines the Scrum as A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. It is easy to understand "productive, creative, highest value" terms. But, you may have such questions: "What are the complex adaptive problems" or "Aren't all projects complex?" Honestly, I accepted this term as it is for a while until I came across another framework called "Cynefin" in which the type of projects is explained so well. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="390"] Cynefin Framework[/caption] This framework says, If unknowns are more than known ones it is a complex problem. …
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The Road to Become PSM II – Part I

The Road to Become PSM II – Part I

Scrum
As many of you know, Scrum is a process framework used to address Complex, Adaptive problems in order to develop, enhance and sustain a product. Scrum.org is the official site behind this framework which provides a scrum guide, lots of articles, videos, assessments, and certifications. PSM which stands for Professional Scrum Master is one of the assessments that Scrum.org accredits. It consists of three (3) levels: PSM I, PSM II and PSM III. PSM I is the fundamental level of the assessment. PSM II is the more advanced level in which candidates should understand the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-time situations. PSM III is the most advanced level of Scrum Mastery. I passed PSM I six (6) years ago (2012) just reading the…
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The Next Step Next Breath Next Stroke of Broom – The Secret of Success From the GarbageMan Beppo

The Next Step Next Breath Next Stroke of Broom – The Secret of Success From the GarbageMan Beppo

Life, Productivity
Last, I read the book "Momo" written by Michael Ende. It is a kind of fantasy story for children [ for an old child like me also ] in which I found a lot of secrets for being happy and successful in the life. In one the pages, The garbageman Beppo is talking to Momo about his job. "You see, Momo,' he [Beppo Roadsweeper] told her one day, 'it's like this. Sometimes, when you have a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept.' He gazed silently into space before continuing. 'And then you start to hurry,' he went on. 'You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left…
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Learning Russian Language and Taking Certificate for RVP

Learning Russian Language and Taking Certificate for RVP

Language
Learning a new language is very challenging, but also rewarding activity in our daily life. It improves the brain, increases our life energy, creates new opportunities for future, having new friends and much more. But, when we mention about Russian language, it is 2 times more challenging (category 2&3 in difficulty level). I've been learning the Russian language for nearly 1,5 years. I confess that I couldn't reach a confident conversational level in this language yet, but became so confident at multiple-choice tests. I think the big problem of not getting in conversational level is having an obsession on just caring and focusing the grammar.  I spent a lot of time for learning the gender of nouns, cases (падежи),  conjugations, verbs of motion, conjunctions etc; but less time for conversations. This method may…
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Using Military Strategy in game of Go

Using Military Strategy in game of Go

Go, Self Improvement
I'm a Go player. Reviewing pro games, solving Tsume-go problems and playing a lot of games are the main part of self-study at the game of Go. Besides this classical approach of self-study, we may also take advantage of military strategies, especially Chinese military classics. Although these strategies were used in wars in the past and still now, they could also be used in our daily life. You may find hundreds of books written related to military strategies and other subjects such as "The Art of War for Managers", "Sun Tzu and The Art of Business". Nowadays, I'm reading the books "The thirty-six stratagems applied to Go" and "Sun Tzu - The Art of War"  and "Sun Bin - The Art of War". I understood that while using the classical…
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