I’m a Scrum Master…Now What?

The Journey Starts With a Single Step

Key Takeaways Your decision to become a Scrum Master triggers the start of a journey to become the catalyst your organization needs. Becoming a first-time Scrum Master requires more than just attending training or receiving a certification. Agile education comes in many shapes and sizes so your training selections should align with your own learning […]

Should I Become a Scrum Master?

You Could Be The Spark Your Organization Needs

As Agile continues to expand its reach, more and more people are deciding to become a Scrum Master or they are being asked (told) to shift into to the role of a Scrum Master. If you are finding yourself in this situation, should you make the move? Perhaps you’ve been a project manager for much […]

Is “Protecting the Team” the Right Thing?

If you were to ask a Scrum Master what they do a common response is “we protect the team.” From the context of protecting the team from themselves or an aggressive product owner as Mike Cohn describes, I would agree. Protecting the team from complacency or overwork is a worthy endeavor. For many Scrum Masters, protecting […]

Becoming a Radiating Team

An agile team was recently asked by a manager to prepare and distribute a weekly status report. What is your reaction when you read this? For some, this may seem quite normal. For others, you may need more context behind the request before reacting. If your reaction is anything like mine, you’re probably thinking something […]

8 Rituals of Amazing Scrum Masters

Having worked with many Scrum Masters, I am beginning to recognize patterns and behaviors of some of the best. It appears to me that the Scrum Masters having the most impact with their teams and throughout the organization establish strong rituals for themselves. These rituals provide the momentum to overcome the challenges and busyness of […]