Matt Dominici shares his thoughts on involving the right stakeholders

How do we define and involve the right stakeholders? What are the tools we can use to find and involve them? How do help stakeholders find alignment and help the team?

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici focuses on business value as the defining success factor for Scrum Masters

Matt tells us how he defines success for the Scrum Master role. The key characteristics and how to link it all up to business value. He also mentions the technique he uses as a “barometer” of his success as a Scrum Master.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici tries to recruit a team player, and what he learns from that experience

How can you find if a person you are recruiting is a “team player”. Matt explains his experience in one situation where he missed that aspect, and what he learned from that. He gives a recipe of how you can screen for team fit when recruiting Scrum Masters.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici explains that venting can be a bad thing for the team

Matt explains how the focus on the negative can emerge from the harmless need for “venting” your frustration. Too much venting can have disastrous consequences on the team’s morale and motivation. He also offers an antidote for that negativity in this episode.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Matt Dominici talks about the shiny object syndrome that plagues organizations

Matt tells us about a failed agile transition, and what he learned from that experience. He also talks about one of the biggest threats to agile transitions all over the world: the “shiny object syndrome” that affects many organizations today.

Matt also recommends a book: Scrum and XP from the trenches by Henrik Kniberg.

About Matt Dominici

Matt Dominici Scrum Master toolbox podcastMatt is a Scrum Master within the Product Development organization at FreshBooks. He spent time in QA, Business Analysis and Management before becoming a CSM and, eventually, a full-time Scrum Master.
You can connect with Matt Dominici on Twitter. Matt Dominici on LinkedIn.

Jeff Kosciejew tells us how using Scrum in a Bank helped him change the culture and deliver amazing experiences

If you thought that Jeff Kosciejew learned about being a great Scrum Master from his software industry experience you’d be wrong. Jeff learned a lot about being a servant leader, and a champion for a high-performance culture in his days as a Bank Manager. He shares his story of how his Scrum-like principles and values helped him create a superior Bank experience for his customers. He details how he was able to build a self-organizing team in his Bank branch and how he learned to be a servant leader. It’s all about people, people! 🙂

About Jeff Kosciejew

scrum_master_toolbox_podcast_jeff_kosciejewJeff is a consummate generalist, with experience in a wide variety of industries in a wide variety of roles. Throughout all of his experience, Jeff has had enjoyed success through a single focus on enabling and empowering those he works with, even before being introduced to Agile and Scrum.
You can find Jeff Kosciejew on twitter, and reach Jeff on LinkedIn.

Jeff Kosciejew on retrospectives as the core practice for self-improvement

Jeff Kosciejew discusses the three key questions for defining success and shares how his experience as a musician informed the definition of success as a Scrum Master. A very inspiring story of how Scrum Masters can fundamentally affect their team’s performance and each of the team member’s well-being.

About Jeff Kosciejew

scrum_master_toolbox_podcast_jeff_kosciejewJeff is a consummate generalist, with experience in a wide variety of industries in a wide variety of roles. Throughout all of his experience, Jeff has had enjoyed success through a single focus on enabling and empowering those he works with, even before being introduced to Agile and Scrum.
You can find Jeff Kosciejew on twitter, and reach Jeff on LinkedIn.

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Jeff Kosciejew and recipe for recruiting success: trust your gut and list your skills

Jeff Kosciejew shares his own, hard-earned, experience on how to hire great people. Including how to know in advance what skills you need, using conversation as a way to filter out candidates that are a bad fit and the Agile Coaching Competency framework. His most important question in recruiting interviews is one he asks himself: “will this Scrum Master fit our culture?”

Agile Coaching Competency Framework

Lysa Adkins from the Agile Coaching Institute has been developing an Agile Coaching Competency framework. Read more about it at the Agile Coaching Institute site.

Using NPS to evaluate your work as an Agile Coach

Jeff, also refers to Jason Little’s personal Agile Coach NPS, a way to evaluate your own impact in the team and organization you work for.

About Jeff Kosciejew

scrum_master_toolbox_podcast_jeff_kosciejewJeff is a consummate generalist, with experience in a wide variety of industries in a wide variety of roles. Throughout all of his experience, Jeff has had enjoyed success through a single focus on enabling and empowering those he works with, even before being introduced to Agile and Scrum.
You can find Jeff Kosciejew on twitter, and reach Jeff on LinkedIn.

Jeff Kosciejew – MobProgramming makes an appearance

The worst enemy of this particular team, according to Jeff Kosciejew, was the pattern of avoidance. Avoiding problems is one of the pitfalls that our teams deal with.
Jeff also refers to #MobProgramming, an innovative practice originally promoted by Woody Zuill.

About Jeff Kosciejew

scrum_master_toolbox_podcast_jeff_kosciejewJeff is a consummate generalist, with experience in a wide variety of industries in a wide variety of roles. Throughout all of his experience, Jeff has had enjoyed success through a single focus on enabling and empowering those he works with, even before being introduced to Agile and Scrum.
You can find Jeff Kosciejew on twitter, and reach Jeff on LinkedIn.

Jeff Kosciejew explains how organizations affect our success as Scrum Masters

On this Fail Monday episode, Jeff Kosciejew shares his ideas on how to look beyond the teams as the focus of our work as Scrum Masters. He also shares his very colorful and diverse history, and how being a Bank Manager helped him become a better Scrum Master.

About Jeff Kosciejew

scrum_master_toolbox_podcast_jeff_kosciejewJeff is a consummate generalist, with experience in a wide variety of industries in a wide variety of roles. Throughout all of his experience, Jeff has had enjoyed success through a single focus on enabling and empowering those he works with, even before being introduced to Agile and Scrum.
You can find Jeff Kosciejew on twitter, and reach Jeff on LinkedIn.