June 23, 2017

5 Books for a New Scrum Master to Read

5 Books for a New Scrum Master to Read   Practices Kanban and Scrum – Making the Most of Both – Henrik Kniberg & Mattias Skarin Any budding Scrum Master will benefit from the tools and techniques described in this book. It’s also free as an e-book, which is nice. Henrik and Mattias have been…

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May 22, 2017

Increase your Scope as a Coach & Go Beyond the Team

Increase your Scope as a Coach & Go Beyond the Team The role of ‘Agile Coach’ has become a ubiquitous catch-all for anyone doing anything with agile outside the role of Scrum Master. However, the Scrum Master role, according to the Scrum guide, is also a coaching role. Therefore, the Scrum Master and Agile Coach can…

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November 9, 2016

So much more than an intro to Scrum…

So much more than an intro to Scrum… Two weeks ago, Heather and I attended Adventures with Agile’s first ever Certified Scrum Master course, taught by Tobias Mayer. Tobias is a good friend of AWA and among the first 25 trainers worldwide certified to teach Scrum by Ken Schwaber, its co-founder. Establishing Connections The course…

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June 28, 2014

The Scrum Master

The Scrum Master The role of Scrum Master is perhaps the easiest to explain even though it can be hard to do. A Scrum Master’s responsibility is simply to ensure that the Scrum Process is followed by the team and that the people external to the team give the team the space required for them…

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