Agile in the City, Bristol 2016 – The First of Many

This was the inaugural Agile in the City Bristol conference, and at less than an hour’s commute from home it felt a lot like a holiday! What Was Great? I deeply loved both key notes by Katherine Kirk and Portia Tung.  I’d not heard Portia speak before, and it was a welcome opportunity for me.  I … Read moreAgile in the City, Bristol 2016 – The First of Many

What is it like transitioning to be a Scrum Master?

Some time ago, the Scrum Master Community at NewVoiceMedia played about a bit with some podcast ideas.  It was more about learning how to do it, rather than actually setting up a regular podcast in any way. I was reminded of this recently when I stumbled on the mini interview I had done with one … Read moreWhat is it like transitioning to be a Scrum Master?

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!