Agil8 Insights: Certified Scrum Developer Testimonial

Rickard Jones shares his experience of Agil8’s Certified Scrum Developer course, and highlights how he feels it has really benefitted him in his Agile journey. I am an Agile Coach by trade. However, I want to talk about my recent experience of taking the  Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) course with Agil8. Hopefully providing insight to others who may wish to take the CSD in the future. After many years doing a hands-off Scrum Master and Agile Coach role, my technical nature got the better of me and I moved into a more Technical Delivery role. Despite the Business often courting me to cross-over as a Product Owner, I never relented. It was good to be back in the depths of the techie world. But I had a problem; while I have always kept up-to-date on technology, the practical side hadn’t been battle-tested for a while. I needed to get... Read More
The Fortune 500 Pay Counter

The Fortune 500 Pay Counter

How much more are top CEOs being paid than their workers? We’ve compared some of the highest earning CEO salaries at Fortune 500 companies to the average worker pay to reveal the huge difference in take home... Read More

Acquiring SEUs for CSP – and Agile Workshop Facilitation

Many of our past students express an interest in the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification, and so recently we sent an email to them all providing  further information about requirements – some useful reference information in order to help them  acquire those illusive 70 Scrum Education Units (SEUs)  and  support  their  CSP application. A copy of the email is shared below. We  will  follow up this first email, in a series, with supplementary emails with additional advice so do get in touch if  you would like to be added to the mailing list (enquiries@agil8.com). We would  also like to recommend one of our upcoming courses which is eligible for Category B SEUs. Our Agile Workshop Facilitation course, taking place on 25-26 April, is one of two Scrum Alliance-approved Advanced Agile courses (the other being the Agile Analysis and Story Writing course) and, our April course coming up will be... Read More

Tardis Estimating

Here’s a rough diagram of the UK mainland. I know it’s not the best representation you’ve ever seen but I’m only using it to demonstrate a point about estimating, not to give lessons on UK geography. If we were asked to use this to estimate the distance around the coast of the UK mainland, we could take a piece of string, put it around the outline of the picture and then measure the piece of string, just like the red line in the second diagram below. “Well, that’s not very helpful!” you say. Is it not? Doesn’t it actually tell us quite a bit? For example, It tells us it’s unlikely I’ll be able to swim that distance in a day. Which, if our intention is to travel around the outside of the UK, is an important thing to know. It could very well inform us of the choices... Read More
The UK Tech Salary Guide 2017

The UK Tech Salary Guide 2017

Have you ever wondered if you’re being paid enough in your current tech role? Or perhaps you’re wondering what you could get in the future. This guide provides insight into the latest tech salaries. Hover over the bars to see the salary range for each position, the average salary and % increase on last... Read More
The Path to Tech CTO

The Path to Tech CTO

What does it take to become a Chief Technology Officer? See how some of the world’s top CTOs got their position. Hover over the steps below to see the career moves they took, how long they stayed in each job and how long it took them to reach... Read More