Scrum Master Dayz

Scrum Master Dayz.  Yes, with 'z'. Firstly, sorry about the name - it was one of those jokey, place-holder things that accidentally stuck.  No one regrets it more than I, but this is now the second one we have run and I'm smart enough to recognise I no longer have any...

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Scrum Buddies! (Because we all need a little help sometimes)

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how to turn New Year Resolution rituals to the advantage of both you and your team.  This is a different slant on the same idea. So: you make a decision to do something regularly –  every day, or every week for example.   It is...

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Resolving To Be Better (A New Year Retrospective)

This is really a sister post to A Christmas Retrospective I shared at the end of last year.  That one was about how to ask for help with a particular problem.  This time it is much more traditional in that it is team focussed and is to do with reviewing how good our...

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A Christmas Retrospective

For Christmas, the Fairy Scrum Master is granting you 1 wish.  Just One. Imagine; The Fairy Scrum Master is able to make the single, most painful problem in your team vanish & with no side effects. What is the 1 thing you would fix for your team? The purpose of...

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‘Beautiful Teams’ – People, Practices & Purpose

  My colleague @MelisaCollett and I set about writing a workshop to explore & appreciate the elements that make teams exceptional. We ran this session with the NewVoiceMedia Scrum Masters and this is a simple 'How To' guide if you wanted to do the same sort...

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Telling Lies, Making Friends

To run a great workshop you need your attendees to be engaged. Facilitators know that a workshop or training session needs open discussion and sharing to be effective.  Breaking the ice with a group of people you are about to start a workshop or training course with...

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