Jonathan Fulton shares the 3 questions he uses to help him understand the system

As Scrum Masters we need to understand the overall conditions that affect the teams we work with. Those teams are part of what we call the system. Jonathan asks 3 questions to help him understand the system, and how it may affect the teams he works with. Listen in to learn his three questions and how he applies them.

About Jonathan Fulton

Agile Coach, Scrum Master and former Deverloper who has applied Lean and Agile approches in a variety of organisations and projects such as tickets and turnstiles at the London Olympics park, online gambling websites, and kids TV streaming to mobile devices.

You can link with Jonathan Fulton on LinkedIn and connect with Jonathan Fulton on Twitter.

Jonathan Fulton shares his 3 aspects of Scrum Master success

As Scrum Masters we seek to help, support others, but also to reach a point where we are happy with our work and the results we get. That’s our success. Jonathan shares what he looks at when defining his successful contribution to the teams and organisations he works with. Jonathan takes 3 aspects into consideration when assessing his contribution. Listen in to learn more.

About Jonathan Fulton

Agile Coach, Scrum Master and former Deverloper who has applied Lean and Agile approches in a variety of organisations and projects such as tickets and turnstiles at the London Olympics park, online gambling websites, and kids TV streaming to mobile devices.

You can link with Jonathan Fulton on LinkedIn and connect with Jonathan Fulton on Twitter.

Jonathan Fulton on using conversations as a Change tool

Conversations are how we relate to the people around us. We connect, we discuss, we fight, but we also agree and come to a common course of action. All those aspects are critical in a change process. Jonathan explains how he uses conversations as a way to foster and support change over time. Listen in to learn about such a moment and how Jonathan used conversations in that specific moment to support the change process.

About Jonathan Fulton

Agile Coach, Scrum Master and former Deverloper who has applied Lean and Agile approches in a variety of organisations and projects such as tickets and turnstiles at the London Olympics park, online gambling websites, and kids TV streaming to mobile devices.

You can link with Jonathan Fulton on LinkedIn and connect with Jonathan Fulton on Twitter.

Jonathan Fulton explains what happens we want to avoid the pain of transparency

One of the consequences of adopting Scrum is that many things that were previously hidden become visible. That’s not always an easy process, so many teams try to avoid that. In this episode we talk about such a team. That went from Scrum to Kanban to avoid the pain of transparency that Scrum brought in. Luckily Jonathan was keeping track of some of the key metrics for that team. Listen in to learn what happened.

About Jonathan Fulton

Agile Coach, Scrum Master and former Deverloper who has applied Lean and Agile approches in a variety of organisations and projects such as tickets and turnstiles at the London Olympics park, online gambling websites, and kids TV streaming to mobile devices.

You can link with Jonathan Fulton on LinkedIn and connect with Jonathan Fulton on Twitter.

Jonathan Fulton on the problems with avoiding conflict

We’ve learned since early age that it is unwise to enrage the people around us. It probably started with our parents, and then we go to work and we want to keep that strategy: avoid conflict. But is it really wise to avoid conflict in a team? Listen in as Jonathan walks us through one such case, and the inevitable consequences.

About Jonathan Fulton

Agile Coach, Scrum Master and former Deverloper who has applied Lean and Agile approches in a variety of organisations and projects such as tickets and turnstiles at the London Olympics park, online gambling websites, and kids TV streaming to mobile devices.

You can link with Jonathan Fulton on LinkedIn and connect with Jonathan Fulton on Twitter.

Gunther Verheyen on the role of imagination when working with dynamic systems

When working with organizations, we are part of facilitating the right aspects. Gunther asks us to facilitate the system, not the mechanics of the system. What that means for us as Scrum Masters will depend on the phase of transition the organization is in. Listen in to hear Gunther’s views on how to facilitate a system (not the mechanics of the system).

About Gunther Verheyen

Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He represented Ken and Scrum.org in Europe. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

He calls himself a connector, writer, speaker, humaniser. Gunther assists, serves, advices teams, individuals and executives.

Gunther believes that Scrum – the most applied software development framework – will not only increase the value that software delivers to organizations but is also a way to re-humanise the workplace for people. Gunther likes to inspire individuals, teams, departments, and organizations to realize their potential.

Beyond Scrum, Gunther is all about his family, life, books, and music. He communicates in Dutch and in English. Gunther is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

You can link with Gunther Verheyen on LinkedIn and connect with Gunther Verheyen on Twitter.

Gunther Verheyen on the success that comes from the left side of the Agile Manifesto

Is your organization shifting to the left of the Agile Manifesto? Even if the minimal unit of success for the Scrum Master might be the team, and the Sprint. The overall goal for us should be to enable agility at the organizational level. How do we do that? Listen in on Gunther’s views on organizational change.

About Gunther Verheyen

Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He represented Ken and Scrum.org in Europe. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

He calls himself a connector, writer, speaker, humaniser. Gunther assists, serves, advices teams, individuals and executives.

Gunther believes that Scrum – the most applied software development framework – will not only increase the value that software delivers to organizations but is also a way to re-humanise the workplace for people. Gunther likes to inspire individuals, teams, departments, and organizations to realize their potential.

Beyond Scrum, Gunther is all about his family, life, books, and music. He communicates in Dutch and in English. Gunther is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

You can link with Gunther Verheyen on LinkedIn and connect with Gunther Verheyen on Twitter.

Gunther Verheyen: “Don’t limit the role of the Scrum Master to the team”

Is Scrum a team framework? Gunther disagrees, and explains why he thinks that Scrum is fundamentally a framework for the whole organization. Maybe starting from the team (check out the upcoming BONUS episode with Gunther on this topic), but then it goes beyond. If we limit the role of the Scrum Master to the team, we are missing one of the largest contributions of Scrum to Agile organizations.

About Gunther Verheyen

Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He represented Ken and Scrum.org in Europe. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

He calls himself a connector, writer, speaker, humaniser. Gunther assists, serves, advices teams, individuals and executives.

Gunther believes that Scrum – the most applied software development framework – will not only increase the value that software delivers to organizations but is also a way to re-humanise the workplace for people. Gunther likes to inspire individuals, teams, departments, and organizations to realize their potential.

Beyond Scrum, Gunther is all about his family, life, books, and music. He communicates in Dutch and in English. Gunther is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

You can link with Gunther Verheyen on LinkedIn and connect with Gunther Verheyen on Twitter.

Gunther Verheyen on humanizing the workplace with Scrum

As Scrum Masters we try to help our teams, and team members find their inner motivation. The intrinsic motivation that helps them grow and succeed. Gunther shares his views on where intrinsic motivation comes from. In this episode Gunther also covers self-organization and its impact and role for scrum teams.

About Gunther Verheyen

Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He represented Ken and Scrum.org in Europe. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

 

He calls himself a connector, writer, speaker, humaniser. Gunther assists, serves, advices teams, individuals and executives.

Gunther believes that Scrum – the most applied software development framework – will not only increase the value that software delivers to organizations but is also a way to re-humanise the workplace for people. Gunther likes to inspire individuals, teams, departments, and organizations to realize their potential.

Beyond Scrum, Gunther is all about his family, life, books, and music. He communicates in Dutch and in English. Gunther is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

You can link with Gunther Verheyen on LinkedIn and connect with Gunther Verheyen on Twitter.

Gunther Verheyen asks us to be out there with the teams and learn

Gunther’s journey has taken him to very different places, but where he feels at homes is with teams. Helping teams reach their potential. Finding what drives him was a pivotal moment in his career and he shares his view of why that may also be an important realization for you.

About Gunther Verheyen

Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He represented Ken and Scrum.org in Europe. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

 

He calls himself a connector, writer, speaker, humaniser. Gunther assists, serves, advices teams, individuals and executives.

Gunther believes that Scrum – the most applied software development framework – will not only increase the value that software delivers to organizations but is also a way to re-humanise the workplace for people. Gunther likes to inspire individuals, teams, departments, and organizations to realize their potential.

Beyond Scrum, Gunther is all about his family, life, books, and music. He communicates in Dutch and in English. Gunther is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

You can link with Gunther Verheyen on LinkedIn and connect with Gunther Verheyen on Twitter.