When teams feel they are under pressure, they tend to focus on “just doing it”. When that happens, they might want to skip refinement, and other ceremonies (e.g. retrospectives), which then leads to problems. In this episode, we talk about those pressures, where they come from, and what Scrum Masters can do to help those teams.
Featured Book of the Week: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
In Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Paddy found the idea of psychological flow: when time melts away, and you can get a lot done. This helped him understand why it is important to block out time for deep work, and changed his approach to the role of the Scrum Master.
In this segment, we also refer to a blog post by Paul Graham on the concept of “maker’s schedule”.
About Paddy Corry
Paddy was a developer for many years, after which he started his Scrum Master journey with special interest for coaching and developing the agile mindset.