Learn how Scrum Masters can intentionally or unintentionally allow Daily Scrum anti-patterns to persist. How do you become aware of them? How do you overcome them?
The current version of The Scrum Guide is getting updated. Here are the things I wish the new updates could address (a) Daily Scrum (b)Development Team (c) Product Owner (d) Sprint Backlog and incomplete PBIs at the end of the Sprint (e) Acceptance of Work by Product Owner (f) Increment (g) What is the Product
Someone asked me this question in LinkedIn "In your opinion, how do you measure a scrum master’s performance?" There are some good answers in the comments, and I thought I will elaborate on my perspective a bit more. To answer this question, we have to understand the dimensions of Scrum Master's work and the context under… Continue reading Measuring the Performance of a Scrum Master
Scrum, today, has become the most popular framework. Naturally, the folklore around it also has grown over the course of time. Scrum was first published in 1995, and Scrum Alliance officially founded in 2001. During those times, the main source of Scrum was the creators of the framework. Naturally, word of mouth has its limitations… Continue reading Scrum: folktales, facts, alternate- facts, and other nonsense !!
You want to become a Scrum Master, but others who are hiring are looking for experienced Scrum Masters. If you are not a Scrum Master, this leads you into a vicious cycle where it becomes difficult for you to get hired as a Scrum Master. How do you break this cycle? Here are some ideas… Continue reading Catch 22: How do you get Started as a Scrum Master when you are not one…?
I very rarely play mobile games, but this one got me. I will save you the trouble of me explaining this game by letting you watch this video. But here are some of the insights I got Look for high leverage points - You very rarely target one brick at a time. Look for "gaps"… Continue reading Five Things that Bricks Breaker Quest taught me about Agile Coaching
Learn how seven habits can make you a better Scrum Master, Agile Coach or a leader
The role of a Scrum Master is not that of a coordinator. They should not create dependency for the Development Team (on themselves)
One responsibility of Scrum Master is to influence teams, stakeholders and the entire organization to embrace Scrum. They are also responsible for helping stakeholders understand which of their interactions (with the Dev. Teams) are helpful and which of them are not. But helping people change their old behavior is challenging. When we are unsure about… Continue reading Scrum Master as an Influencer…
The Scrum Guide refers to Scrum Master as a teacher, a facilitator, as a change agent and as a coach. His power is indirect and is largely due to his expertise in Scrum. One of her responsibilities is to help Development Teams, Product Owner and the whole organization adhere to the rules of the framework.… Continue reading Scrum Master as an encourager …