Daria Bagina

I help professionals and organizations build awesome teams with the help of Agile and Scrum practices. I provide highly actionable tools and systems that bring you results. Professional Scrum Trainer | Experienced Agile Coach

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how I take notes as a Scrum Master

Hey Reader, Taking notes the old-school way is the BEST way. The trick is to stay organized. I use Remarkable, a paper tablet, to take all of my notes. When I’m attending meetings. When I’m brainstorming by myself. When I take notes while reading a book. I use it to sign documents. To fill in...
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3 days ago • 3 min read

steal my Sprint Review agenda

Hey Reader, I know that the questions around - what actually happens in the Scrum meetings? - are very popular. And, unfortunately, not very well addressed. I talked a bit about pretty much every meeting, but not enough about the Sprint Review. In my latest video, I'm sharing a Sprint Review...
18 days ago • 1 min read

creating and reading Sprint Reports (in JIra and not)

Happy May 1st, Reader! In the past months (since about the beginning of 2023) I was spending some time each week to plan and review the work that ScrumMastered team does. Kind of like a mini-Sprint. I'm not extremely good at it yet, and I'm sometimes not as diligent as I should be. But I've seen...
29 days ago • 3 min read

how to run these 4 liberating structures

Hey Reader, Last Thursday I talked about four liberating structures that you can run in person and remotely to create more participation and engagement in your meeting. I love using liberating structures in my meetings, whether it's a workshop, a webinar, or just a simple retrospective. What I...
about 2 months ago • 6 min read

should we go back to the office?

Hey Reader, I don't know where you've been this past year, but many of my friends and colleagues went back to the office. I still work fully remotely (though I did have a few in-person workshops and classes). And it's getting lonely sometimes. I think I talked about how we lose that social...
about 2 months ago • 4 min read

your learning skill

Hey Reader, I’ve been delving into so many tools lately, and I really hope that this is something that you really enjoy at least 20% as much as I do. I guess I’m just showing my little obsession to you. I’ve always been interested in all new tools, tech, and software. And that interest in the...
2 months ago • 4 min read

I don't have a magic wand (neither do you)

Hey Reader, Aahh, the sun is finally getting out more often, and it kind of feels like spring. I mean... I'm in Toronto. It's still freezing in here, but we have some more daytime to enjoy. I know I've been bombarding you with emails last week (thanks for not unsubscribing, by the way :D ) about...
2 months ago • 4 min read

what was first - Scrum or Agile? 🐔🥚

Hey Reader, Ok, this past week I went back to very foundational stuff, and made a video about what Scrum is. In case you haven't seen it, you can watch it here. In that video, I explain how a Sprint runs, where it starts, and how it ends. just FYI, I'm going into a bit of philosophical monolog...
3 months ago • 3 min read
Project management fallacies

the definition of insanity

Hey Reader, Have you ever seen something unfolding before your eyes and you knew exactly what was going to happen? Or you were almost 99% sure? Usually, that result would be a total failure, while the rest of the people around you would be convinced that it will be a success. This seems like a...
3 months ago • 3 min read

things I wish I knew earlier...

Hey Reader, what are you up to these days? My time has been split between helping Scrum teams, creating new content and updating guides with new information. So I have been attending some Daily Scrum and Planning meetings with the Scrum teams I'm currently working with. Since I'm not there full...
3 months ago • 4 min read
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