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 more

You’re New Here – Don’t Touch Anything!

I’ve been part of a team recruiting for Scrum Masters …well, pretty much since I joined NewVoiceMedia. ¬†Now, for the first time since I joined¬†we are about to be fully staffed (woohoo!). ¬†This got me thinking about what advice I would¬†give to new Scrum Masters when they join a new company, or just a new … Read more

‘Beautiful Teams’ – People, Practices & Purpose

  My colleague @MelisaCollett and I set about writing a workshop to explore & appreciate the elements that make teams exceptional. We ran this session with¬†the NewVoiceMedia Scrum Masters and this is a simple ‘How To’ guide if you wanted to do the same sort of thing. Inspiration came from¬†this quote: “Beauty is due more … Read more

Telling Lies, Making Friends

To run a great workshop you need your¬†attendees to be engaged. Facilitators¬†know¬†that¬†a¬†workshop or training session¬†needs¬†open discussion and sharing to be¬†effective. ¬†Breaking the ice with a group of people you are about to start a workshop or training course with is a critical¬†hurdle we all need to overcome. The quality of that introduction to each other … Read more