TL;DR: The Reverse Retrospective
Are you—as a scrum master or agile coach—experiencing more communication kerfuffles with “your” team? Is its speed of improvement stalling? Are you under the impression that the team is slipping back into old habits and patterns? Maybe, it is time to run a reverse retrospective where you share your observations with the team.
Learn how to run a reverse retrospective to realign with your scrum team.
🏖 & 📖: Free Download of ‘How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master’ as a Kindle Ebook on Amazon
Summer 2019 is coming, and I like to give away two Kindle ebooks you might consider adding to your reading list. From today until next Monday, that is June 20–24th, 2019, ‘ How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master’ will be available for free on Amazon: Download your copy of ‘How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master’ now.
Check also for ‘Lean User Testing.’ This title is also available for free in Amazon’s Kindle shop.
TL;DR: Scrum Master Career: How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master
Scrum Master Career: How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master: From Job Ads to Your Trial Day — Learn How to Pick the Right Employer or Client details how Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches can systematically identify suitable employers or clients to avoid mismatches and disappointments at a later stage. If you are planning a career move into the Scrum Master profession, don’t miss out on these tips.
Scrum Master Career: How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master is currently available as a Kindle ebook. Shortly, the paperback version will be available, too.
TL;DR: Download the Scrum Master Salary Report 2017
Every now and then, the position of the scrum master is revealed as one of the top-paying jobs in the United States. However, few have ventured to investigate the state of this career path on a global scale. The Scrum Master Salary Report 2017 is the first salary survey of its kind.
Download the free ‘Scrum Master Salary Report 2017’ and learn more about one of the tech industry’s best career choices.
Update 2019-02-01: The latest edition is available now — the Scrum Master Trends Report 2019.
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How do you compare? The Scrum Master Salary Report 2022 is based on 1,000-plus replies from practitioners gathered globally during the 4th quarter of 2021. Learn more about your Scrum Master career opportunities for free.
Update 2022-01-15: Please note that we are still preparing the release of the Scrum Master Salary Report 2022 as of now. So, you will be downloading the 2019 edition. However, as soon as the 2022 edition becomes available, you will receive it by email. (Provided that you do not unsubscribe, that is.)
The Background of the Scrum Master Salary Report
The underlying poll covered the educational background, working experience, industries, and organizational details of the companies the respondents are working for as scrum masters or agile coaches. The poll’s objective was to identify common career patterns of successful scrum masters/agile coaches and link those to their financial remuneration, to provide aspiring scrum masters with an idea of how to plan a future career in this promising profession.
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Hiring: 38 Scrum Master Interview Questions To Avoid Agile Imposters
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TL;DR: Anonymous Poll ‘Scrum Master Salary Report 2017’
The purpose of this anonymous poll is to create a clear, data-backed benchmark that allows everyone in the agile community to get an understanding whether her or his compensation is adequate.
The report will cover Scrum Master as well as Agile Coaches, both employed and freelancing.
To generate an acceptable first report, we will need at least 500 answers. A larger sample would allow providing more detailed insights, though.
TL; DR: Beware of Becoming a Scrum Mom (or Scrum Pop)
Trying to be supportive and do good, is most of the time an honorable thing. This is particularly true in your capacity as a Scrum master. However, doing too much good can quickly have the opposite effect. It’s a known Scrum anti-pattern, often referred to as the Scrum mom syndrome.
Read on to learn more about its manifestations, and the damage to your team caused by being overly protective.
Disclaimer: Of course, this post is in no way intended to be gender-specific. In my experience, there is no difference between the Scrum pop and the Scrum mom. This post is all about the emerging trend of Scrum helicopter parenting.