60 Questions for the New Scrum Master — Take them to the Team!

TL; DR: 60 Questions for the New Scrum Master

Congratulations on your new Scrum Master position! Now what?

What has served me well over the years is a combination of observation and asking questions. The following 60 Questions for a New Scrum Master may support you in learning more about the Scrum team’s way of working and the organization’s culture.

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Increasing the Velocity of Value — Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Increasing the Velocity of Value w/ Dave West — ACB21

In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Dave West talks about why orienting to value rather than work is a crucial requirement for building an agile capability: Velocity of Value.

Increasing the Velocity of Value w/ Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org — Agile Camp Berlin 2021
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The Lack of Agile Leadership Qualities — Making Your Scrum Work #15

TL; DR: The Lack of Agile Leadership Qualities — When Change Agents Don’t Act as Role Models

There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. When Scrum becomes an element of an agile transformation, a lack of agile leadership qualities on the incumbents’ side may impede its overall progress significantly despite the best efforts of all other change agents.

📺 Join me and explore the consequences of a lack of agile leadership qualities and what you can do about it in less than three minutes.

The Lack of Agile Leadership Qualities — Making Your Scrum Work #15 — Age-of-Product.com

Update: Join the LinkedIn Poll: What leadership behavior have you noticed in the past that is impeding an agile transformation?

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Evidence-based Interventions — Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Evidence-based Interventions w/ Viktor Cessan — ACB21

In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Viktor Cessan shares lessons learned as an agile coach when working with systems, resulting in evidence-based interventions.

Evidence-based Interventions with Viktor Cessan — Agile Camp Berlin 2021
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Scrum Master Skills: Visualizing the Cost of Team Building with the Tuckman Model

Scrum Master Skills: Visualizing the Tuckman Model

A picture is worth a thousand words.” Probably, we have all heard that piece of wisdom before. In my experience, having some — even rudimentary — sketching or drawing capabilities is an essential Scrum Master skill. Visualizing a tricky issue while explaining the background to a stakeholder, someone from the management or a teammate helps to pave the way to have a meaningful discussion.

Let me introduce you to an example sketch based on the Tuckman model of group dynamics I use in my Professional Scrum Master training classes to make the effort and cost of creating a Scrum team easier understandable.

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Real Cross-functional Teams for Creating Real and Better Products — Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Real Cross-functional Teams for Creating Real and Better Products — ACB21

In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Jutta Eckstein and Maryse Meinen point out the advantages of creating diverse, cross-functional teams to benefit your customers and your organization.

Real Cross-functional Teams for Creating Real and Better Products—Agile Camp Berlin 2021
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