Your Journey to “better” is about you, not them

I recently read this article by Aurynn Shaw and it inspired me to write this blog post about our journey as agile practitioners. Aurynn's article talks about how Dev culture has been (and still is to a degree and in some spaces) afflicted by elitism.  She explains...

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5 Things Every Day To Help You Become a Better Scrum Master

As a Scrum Master I run lots of little experiments with my team to see if we can get better at something.  As an Agile Coach, I run lots of little experiments with other Scrum Masters to see if we can get better at something. Experimentation is at the heart of the...

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Everything You Need to Teach a Feedback Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of lovely Scrum Masters about building a personal learning plan.  During our conversation I mentioned my feedback workshop.  This is great for opening discussion on what is often a difficult subject.  It is...

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How To Level Up Your Learning- What Next?

This is the second (definitely shorter) part of a 2-part piece I began last week, about developing your own learning plan.  This time we are looking at what you do once you have a solid learning habit, and are wanting to up the ante. (If you missed last weeks Part 1,...

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How To Create Your Own Guided Learning Plan

I recently wrote a guest post for Agile Cymru about how to get a habit for learning.  This week, I spoke to a wonderful Scrum Master Community about how they could each build their own personal development plans. It struck me that these 2 things are pieces in the same...

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How to change your world with 20 seconds of Insane Courage

In my last post I mentioned using my '20 seconds of insane bravery' and promised to explain in a later post. I love this idea.  I came across it originally in the movie: We Bought a Zoo. “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just...

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How to Learn To Find Value in Your Own Praise

During one of our pair working sessions many months ago, Melisa and I enjoyed discovering that we are very different types of coaches.  The more we talked, the more we found that we each get a little kick of dopamine in our brains for completely different things.  We...

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My No1 Team

This is a guest post by my Polish colleague Anna Linke.  Anna is a tester, and in the last few months, also a Scrum Master for one of our Polish teams.  She has been doing a great job, and I am pleased she has agreed to write about her experiences using some of the...

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Reviews of the Books I Read in March

I originally wrote about the importance of reading widely in this post. (Also see my notes at the bottom of that post for alternatives to traditional 'reading').  Each month I post a brief run down of what books I read during the month, and give my opinions on each...

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