The Most Important Scrum Master Interview Questions

The Five Most Important Scrum Master Interview Questions

I WANT TO CONVINCE YOU THAT... I interviewed a Scrum Master candidate last week. This blog is inspired by him. I began the interview with my first question - "What questions do you have for me?". He was prepared with his top five questions. Those first five questions,...
Don't Use Scrum (Too Many Meetings)

Don’t Use Scrum! (Too Many Darned Meetings) Try This Instead…

When we introduce Scrum to some companies, sometimes the question arises - "Why are there so many meetings in Scrum? When do you do 'real work'?" I've been answering this question verbally for so many years, I thought it was time to write a blog. So here's my answer -...
How Do You Justify A Scrum Master's Salary?

How Do You Justify A Scrum Master’s Salary…?

When we introduce Scrum to an organization, many people are skeptical of the monetary benefits and ROI of the Scrum Master position. The question I am often asked is - "How do you justify the salary of the Scrum Master?" I've been thinking about this for some time,...

13 Reasons Why The ROI Of Your Agile Training Died! (And How You Can Save It The Next Time)

I got an audio cassette from the other side. It was about how I had killed the ROI of my Agile Training. There were many reasons... 1. I did not clarify up front to my prospects how important their ROI is to me 2. After closing the deal, I did not educate my clients...
Co-Active Scrum Coaching

How A Scrum Master Can “BE” A Co-Active Scrum Coach

This blog proposes a model that Scrum Masters can use to apply Co-Active Coaching to serve the Product Owner, Developers and Stakeholders in the Organization.

The Five Most Important Scrum Master Interview Questions

The Five Most Important Scrum Master Interview Questions

I WANT TO CONVINCE YOU THAT... I interviewed a Scrum Master candidate last week. This blog is inspired by him. I began the interview with my first question - "What questions do you have for me?". He was prepared with his top five questions. Those first five questions,...

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How Do You Justify A Scrum Master’s Salary…?

How Do You Justify A Scrum Master’s Salary…?

When we introduce Scrum to an organization, many people are skeptical of the monetary benefits and ROI of the Scrum Master position. The question I am often asked is - "How do you justify the salary of the Scrum Master?" I've been thinking about this for some time,...

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The Roots Of Agile Suffering

The Roots Of Agile Suffering

AGILE SUFFERING After more than a decade of helping organizations travel on the path of Agility, it feels more like traveling on the path of Agile Suffering. Agile Coaches like me often suffer as we complain that management doesn't get it, teams don't get it, my...

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How To Design An Agile Coaching Alliance

How To Design An Agile Coaching Alliance

MY COACHING FAILURES Let me share another fruit from my fruitful failure tree... There have been times when I have struggled mightily in my coaching relationships. Whether the relationship is with a person or with a team. The conversations are exhausting, draining for...

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Why A Scrum.org Workshop Got Me Into Alcohol

Why A Scrum.org Workshop Got Me Into Alcohol

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I am more than 45 years old and I am trying to prove them wrong. Let me explain. SPRING CHICKEN When I was a spring chicken, I wanted to be like all the cool kids. And what the cool kids were doing was drinking alcohol....

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10 Steps To Strengthen Your Scrum Fundamentals

10 Steps To Strengthen Your Scrum Fundamentals

Here are some simple steps you can take from the comfort of wherever you might be to strengthen your Scrum Fundamentals. Initial Self-Assessment Read the Scrum Guide and assess where you are right now by taking the Scrum Scrum Open Assessment & Product Owner Open...

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10 Questions To Help You Get Your First Break On A Scrum Team

10 Questions To Help You Get Your First Break On A Scrum Team

Are you trying to get your first break on a Scrum Team and getting sick and tired of being rejected? Not because you lack the ability but because you lack the experience? Would you like some tips from someone who has trained, coached, and observed thousands of Scrum...

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