5 Essentials for a Newbie Scrum Master

New Scrum Masters Should Ask For Help

My recent posts have all been on fairly deep behavioural themes so I thought it might be time to break it up a bit.  I have worked with several people in my career that I would class as ‘newbie’ scrum masters.  I still coach newbies at work and privately too, and as I always give … Read more5 Essentials for a Newbie Scrum Master

Please Don’t Rescue Me!

Scrum Masters rescue their teams, coaches rescue their charges, we rescue our peers all the time. Its just what kind and decent people do isn’t it? Some one asks for help, or perhaps doesn’t ask, but definitely needs help, and we use our skills to assist. How could this ever be a bad thing? Here are … Read morePlease Don’t Rescue Me!

3 Key Agile Metrics For A Team

What to look at, what to look for, and what it all means. Agile metrics, are lagging indicators of how the work has gone for a team in the past. Financial institutions are fond of pointing out that “past achievements are no guarantee of future performance”. This is true in agile teams too. At the … Read more3 Key Agile Metrics For A Team

The Importance of Asking a Better Question

Douglas Adams wrote in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy of a giant super computer that after many years of processing finally answered the question “what is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?” It confirmed that the answer was in fact “42”. People were confused as it didn’t seem to be a sensible … Read moreThe Importance of Asking a Better Question