Successful ScrumMasters and agile coaches share many positive qualities—listed here from A&A to Z&Z. Attitude & Affirmations Dress up your attitude and you can achieve 100 percent success. Affirmation is a self talk – w...
Most new ScrumMasters have a basic understanding of their new role. Many have been through training and received their Certified ScrumMaster designation. When their teams ask them to step in as ScrumMaster, they are often excited and eager.But aft...
Scrum doesn't cause team dysfunctions, but it certainly exposes the ones you already have. This article explores common problems through example and analysis. Then, it suggests ways to overcome these obstacles so that your Scrum team functions at optimal levels.
Do your homework. Before embarking on the Scrum journey, go through this checklist to ensure you, your team, and your organization are ready for the changes Scrum will bring.
What do turtles and market trading have to do with Scrum? Read on to find out.
Theories are illuminating and helpful, but nothing can replace real-world experience. Each month, we'll post a real-life, ongoing case study for your consideration. The author will monitor comments and may even try the remedies that you, the Scrum community, suggest. The results of these trials will be posted as a comment to the case study.
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The Scrum framework brings a structure to projects that can right many wrongs, but it is not a silver bullet, and it certainly won’t make all problems disappear.
Customers want it yesterday.
Scrum promises it tomorrow.
So why aren’t we getting it? What is “it” anyway?
Scrum daily meetings may seem simple on the surface, but believing they are easy is common trap. It's not at all difficult for things to go wrong quickly. Learn how to avoid several common mistakes so that your daily meetings can continue to be an accurate thermometer of your team's progress.
For Scrum to work, teams must be truly empowered. Unfortunately, far too many teams are operating at much less than capacity and are failing. Find out how to cure a team that is suffering from a power shortage.
In part one of a two-part follow-up to the highly debated, "Should a ScrumMaster Give Performance Appraisals," Esther Derby makes the case for eliminating performance reviews altogether.
A ScrumMaster can make or break a release. Yet how do you choose a ScrumMaster who has not only the skills but also the attributes to succeed in the role? Find out how one team defines these criteria to help them evaluate potential ScrumMasters.
When it comes time to choose a ScrumMaster, who should you choose? A technical guru? A political mastermind? A visionary? In this week’s column, Mike Cohn describes six attributes to look for in a potential ScrumMaster.