Communication

Are you Listening to Respond? Or Listening to Understand ?

As a coach and facilitator, it is not uncommon that I get pulled into resolving conflicts. And before I agree to facilitate, I work out some "working agreements" or behaviors which will be adhered to,┬áduring the discussion. Among other things, I try to work something along the lines of "giving other person the space to… Continue reading Are you Listening to Respond? Or Listening to Understand ?

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scrum-master

Scrum Master as an Influencer…

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…

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Burning down tasks(hours)- Is it worth it?

It is important for the team to have a shared understanding of what work needs to be done to achieve the Sprint Goal. Sprint Burn-down Chart is one of the tools used by the Team, during the Sprint, to manage themselves to achieve the Sprint Goal. A while ago I wrote about the . One… Continue reading Burning down tasks(hours)- Is it worth it?