The Heart Rate Monitor

My desk where I’m currently coaching is surrounded by three Agile teams. Periodically, I’ll just watch and listen to each of them and before long, the heart beat of each team begins to reveal itself. Under “normal” conditions the teams will have a nice steady pulse. They have planned their work effectively, they are having […]

Becoming a Catalyst now available!

Becoming a Catalyst: Scrum Master EditionBecoming a Catalyst, Scrum Master Edition is now available. My hope for readers of the book is to get them excited about the possibilities of the role of Scrum Master. In my opinion, the Scrum Master has been misunderstood and underutilized. With many Agile transformations struggling to sustain lasting change, the Scrum Master has an opportunity to play a vital role in improving the health and responsiveness of your company. Becoming a Catalyst will walk you through a journey of developing 8 important traits and suggest ways to introduce them into your everyday interactions with the people on your team and in your organization.

Pick it up today or share this with the Scrum Masters in your life!

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Sneak peak into the upcoming book, Becoming a Catalyst

Becoming a Catalyst: Scrum Master EditionDownload the Table of Contents and Introduction to my soon to be released book, Becoming a Catalyst: Scrum Master Edition. Find it at www.becomingacatalyst.com.

Hoping to have the full version available by the end of the week!

 

Summer Velocity

A quick tip for Scrum Masters as we head into the summer months. You may have recognized this in the past but the allure of sunshine and warm weather can impact the productivity of your team. A study by Captivate Network of 600 workers reveal a 20% decrease in productivity during the summer. There are […]

Who Should the Scrum Master Report To?

As medium-to-large companies begin to implement Agile, more and more Project Managers are transitioning to become Scrum Masters. Eventually, this question will come up…who should the Scrum Masters report to in an organizational hierarchy? Or, who should be the leader responsible for goal-setting, feedback, and salary administration for the Scrum Master? This dilemma was recently […]

The Perfect Agile Team

In my soon to be released book, “Becoming a Catalyst, Scrum Master Edition,” I tell the story of a newly formed team working with Agile for the first time. This team had just experienced their first sprint together and, to put it gently, it didn’t go well. When the time came for the team to […]