My friend Mike Caspar has another great blog post: Similarities between Agile Coaching and Flight Instruction. Check it out!
Great technique described by Shahin Sheidaei on his blog: Challenge, Estimate or Override (CEO) Game for Effective Estimations. It is much quicker than the Planning Game, and probably a bit slower than the Bucket System.
I recently had the pleasure of doing some coaching with someone who is new to Scrum and has taking on the role of the Scrum Master as part of a team of teachers.
Last week, I unexpectedly received this email from him. I wanted to share it as a thought for other new Scrum Masters in the making…..
I’m beginning to understand that being a SM involves me not coercing people into following a specific task but guiding them into deciding as a group what must be done for the team to move efficiently.
“We never want to be in a position where 100% of the work is 80% done.
On the other hand, if 80% of the work is 100% done, you have a qualified success.”
High School teacher (Scrum Master – The Teaching Team)
Hope High School / Blueprint Education
As you can see, Edwin has come a long way already in his understanding of the role. Please feel free to share your Positive comments with Edwin if you wish. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it :->
I’ll start… Thanks Edwin for taking the time to really think about how your actions should impact your team. Thank you for sharing your ideas with new Scrum Masters in such a simple and effective way.
Passionate About Agile