When Scrum Masters ask you how they are doing in their new role, rather than dumping down your opinions as an Agile Coach, you could take the path of self-management and share a self-assessment checklist with them.
Product Owner: Self-assessment Checklist
When Product Owners ask you how they are doing in their new role, rather than dumping down your opinions as an Agile Coach, you could take the path of self-management and share a self-assessment checklist with them.
Running an Effective Daily-Standup
The popular 3-question Daily Scrum format is a good way to start a new team so they get into the habit of pulling work and being transparent with the team about their task status. But pretty soon, it gets too ritualistic and monotonous.
Scrum – Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
Soon after an organization commits to an Agile Transition using Scrum, the structural changes (R&R) often cause confusion that may linger on for months. Here is a comprehensive list of responsibilities expected from different Scrum Roles.
Is there a waterfall in your Sprint?
If only a few stories (20-30%) get done in first 7-8 days and the rest are done in last 2-3 days, there may be a waterfall in your Sprint – meaning the team is finishing work in a phased manner. Learn the symptoms, common causes and ways to fix it.
3 Challenges facing New Scrum Teams
Scrum is very simple to understand, but an effective implementation may take anywhere from 6 months to years depending several factors. Here are the three most common challenges new Scrum teams face and possible ways to fix them.
What makes a great Scrum Master?
Good knowledge of Agile/Scrum is just a starting point. To be an effective Scrum Master, one must learn facilitation and coaching skills to ensure effective team collaboration leads to better team alignment rather than conflict or chaos.
Should we allow changes within Sprint?
Should we accept changes within a sprint? If we do, won’t it disrupt our sprint plan that is in progress? And, if we don’t, would we be less of an ‘agile’ team? Let’s explore how a mature Scrum team would respond to changing requirements.