If you are in a group or environment where, for whatever reason, the nerves spread, the best thing you can do is to become the last link in that chain. Transmit security or calm is not easy but, if you somehow lead teams, it is your best option. In my opinion, it should be the … Continue reading The last link in the nerves chain
The Scrum Master doesn't have teams in the path through the ones he will succeed. The teams find a Scrum Master in the path that will be able to provide value that will help them succeed. Sure we need to do it well and be the best Scrum Master we can be. But not for … Continue reading It is not about the Scrum Master’s success
When you tell someone how a creative, unpredictable and intricate thing it is to create software, do they usually get it? I'd guess that usually no. Sometimes maybe you get some "OKs", a few "Ahas" and other times maybe a few "I don't think so". But at the end, most of the people who haven't … Continue reading More people should understand the tech side of everything
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. — Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt gave a scheduled speech for 90 minutes after being shot in the chest during a political campaign. He carried the bullet in his chest for the rest of his life. But no, my idea is … Continue reading Be an action Scrum Master
The Scrum Master must exercise servant leadership for his team, but beware of misunderstanding what it is to serve a team. Our job is to get a team of people who are increasingly able to solve their problems, not to solve them all and create a group that depends on us for everything. The point … Continue reading Helping the team is not doing everything for the team
As Scrum Masters or Agile coaches we take care of the agility of the company, the team, the groups around us. But we should, in any case, become the Agile Gatekeepers. Always listen to others on how they perceive agile, what do they expect from a Scrum Master or what are their ideas about the … Continue reading Caregivers vs gatekeepers
As a Scrum Master, as defined in the Scrum Guide, you are supposed to do different things. Of course, you must read carefully the Scrum Guide and deeply understand the framework. This is really a lot, more than many people do. But to be honest is not enough. According to the Guide you are, for … Continue reading Which is the next thing you will study as a Scrum Master?