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In his book about Kanban, David J. Anderson tells us how to modify the daily standup to be most effective in a Kanbanchi setup.   What to Discuss in a Kanban Standup The Scrum Standup The daily standup meeting in a scrum setup answers three questions: What has been achieved since the last standup? What… Read Article →

In his book about Kanban, David J. Anderson shows us how we can handle activities that are not actually having a specific sequence. Some activities can be executed in any order as long as everything is done before proceeding with the next step in the process. This is especially true for creative activities.   Unordered… Read Article →

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, tells us how Patrick Lencionis five dysfuncions of a team materialise on a Scrum team. Watch Out for these Symptoms Absence of Trust we know each other for a long time we have no problems with each other working individually team… Read Article →

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, shares with us her favorite coaching questions. Powerful Questions What would you like to achieve/change/get? What is important to you now? What would your perfect Standup look like? What is working well? What progress have you made so far? What would… Read Article →

Stages your brain goes through when an issue emerges. The Responsibility Model Denial Laying Blame Justify Shame Obligation Quit Responsibility Source The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

As a Scrum Master Teaching is one of my responsibilities. This is a micro teaching format that I want to experiment with. Agile15 Format It is mainly about selecting small pieces of knowledge and doing a weekly micro presentation. The presentation should only last 10 – 15 minutes. Ideally 10 minutes plus 5 minutes of questions… Read Article →

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, tells us about what makes a team environement toxic. Toxins Blame Defensiveness Stonewalling Contempt Source The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

Tuckmans phase model of team building is well known. In her book about how to become a great scrum master  Zuzana Šochová tells us how to apply it in a Scrum team context. Tuckman for Scrum Teams Forming Observations & Symptoms team members act as individual specialists they don´t need each other Scrum is hard… Read Article →

Japanese words for small and big changes to the better. Kaikaku huge change radical breakthrough happens only from time to time difficult creates a lot of resistance Kaizen small evolutionary and incremental improvement Source The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

The “Agile Master” needs seven competences. In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, tells us which ones. The Agile Master Explaining Experience Sharing Business Knowledge Change Management Technical Knowledge Coaching Facilitating Source The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, mentions 6 critical skills every Scrum Master should have. Metaskills of a Scrum Master Bring those meta skills intentionally into everyday situations Teaching Listening Curiosity Respect Playfulness Patience Source The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, introduces the #ScrumMasterWay model. #ScrumMasterWay The model consists of 3 levels: Level 1: The Team Level 2: Relationships with stakeholders Level 3: The entire system Source The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, sumarizes the responsibilites of a Scrum Master. Scrum Master Responsibilities Teaching and mentoring Coaching Facilitation Removing Impediments At the center of all: Observing Any action, such a coaching, facilitation, teaching or removing impediments, can wait until it´s clear which approach is… Read Article →

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