Yves Hanoulle on helping teams lead themselves

One of the most difficult responsibilities for a Scrum Master is to help teams lead themselves. This is perhaps the biggest change we are responsible for in our work as Scrum Masters. Yves shares a story of how he helped a group of teams change their composition, and break through their fears.

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Yves Hanoulle on the Anti-Pattern of saying too often YES

Teams want to help their stakeholders and that sometimes leads to saying YES too often and too quickly. This pattern can cause many side effects, for example disappointing important clients and stakeholders. In this episode Yves shares that story and an easy trick to stop saying yes, when you really mean: “no way!”

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Yves Hanoulle shares a very personal failure story

Sometimes we want to help too much. Is that possible? Listen in while Yves explains his own personal failure story and what he learned from having tried too hard to help. This episode also contains some important insights to those interested in Systems Thinking.

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Anna Zalucka explains 3 system conditions we must keep our eye on

Anna describes a model to help us survey and understand the system conditions that affect our teams.

About Anna Zalucka

Ana has a solid technical background since she started her IT career as a C++ developer. She chose the architect and project manager path at first, but quickly noticed that classic management is not very effective as she encountered the same issues over and over again. In 2012 she experienced a paradigm shift: Agile software development. Ana has been developing Scrum Master skills ever since. Working as dedicated Scrum Master in two teams in a Latvian company named Eptron.
You can link with Anna Zalucka on LinkedIn. You can also find her on the Facebook Scrum Master Community.

Anna Zalucka on how surveys can help you assess the impact of your work

Surveys can be powerful tools to measure the impact of our work as Scrum Masters. Anna explains how she started to measure her success as Scrum Master and why she started using surveys as a way to complement her feedback collection.

About Anna Zalucka

Ana has a solid technical background since she started her IT career as a C++ developer. She chose the architect and project manager path at first, but quickly noticed that classic management is not very effective as she encountered the same issues over and over again. In 2012 she experienced a paradigm shift: Agile software development. Ana has been developing Scrum Master skills ever since. Working as dedicated Scrum Master in two teams in a Latvian company named Eptron.
You can link with Anna Zalucka on LinkedIn. You can also find her on the Facebook Scrum Master Community.

Anna Zalucka on change tools that can help adopt Agile

Agile adoption brings many different changes to teams and organizations. In this episode we mention some of those tools and how to help teams and organizations benefit from those tools to adopt Agile.
We also mention the following books: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg.

About Anna Zalucka

Ana has a solid technical background since she started her IT career as a C++ developer. She chose the architect and project manager path at first, but quickly noticed that classic management is not very effective as she encountered the same issues over and over again. In 2012 she experienced a paradigm shift: Agile software development. Ana has been developing Scrum Master skills ever since. Working as dedicated Scrum Master in two teams in a Latvian company named Eptron.
You can link with Anna Zalucka on LinkedIn. You can also find her on the Facebook Scrum Master Community.

Anna Zalucka explains how blaming turns into a team anti-pattern

Blaming is a very common pattern in teams. Either from the outside (stakholders) or from the inside (towards other teams and stakeholders). Blaming can take many forms and can also become a team anti-pattern, one that removes responsibility and ultimately destroys the teams’ ability to improve.
In this episode we mention a tool that can be used to analyze and remove blame from the team’s behavior: 5 Whys.

About Anna Zalucka

Ana has a solid technical background since she started her IT career as a C++ developer. She chose the architect and project manager path at first, but quickly noticed that classic management is not very effective as she encountered the same issues over and over again. In 2012 she experienced a paradigm shift: Agile software development. Ana has been developing Scrum Master skills ever since. Working as dedicated Scrum Master in two teams in a Latvian company named Eptron.
You can link with Anna Zalucka on LinkedIn. You can also find her on the Facebook Scrum Master Community.

Anna Zalucka on how to face and overcome bullying at work

There are many anti-patterns of behavior in teams, but perhaps one of the most disturbing is bullying. Bullying does not only happen in schools, it is alive and affecting many people at work as well. We, as Scrum Masters need to know how to face this kind of behavior, as it is also our responsibility to help create a safe environment for our teams. Listen to Anna describe the situation, what she learned from it, and how she handles bullying now, with more experience.

About Anna Zalucka

Ana has a solid technical background since she started her IT career as a C++ developer. She chose the architect and project manager path at first, but quickly noticed that classic management is not very effective as she encountered the same issues over and over again. In 2012 she experienced a paradigm shift: Agile software development. Ana has been developing Scrum Master skills ever since. Working as dedicated Scrum Master in two teams in a Latvian company named Eptron.
You can link with Anna Zalucka on LinkedIn. You can also find her on the Facebook Scrum Master Community.

Jari Laakso discusses a key tool to look at the whole system

Tools that help us understand the whole system are key for us to be able to understand the system and take action to change the system conditions that limit our and the teams’ performance. Jari describes one tool: the conversation.

About Jari Laakso

Jari has a wide range of interests, which helps him to find discussion topics with people. Jari says he is abnormally talkative to be Finnish, which is partially why he has not lived there since 2007. Jari started with all-things-related-with-testing and has moved to a dedicated ScrumMaster role. He did that because he feels it matches better his personality and professional focus.
You can link up with Jari Laakso on LinkedIn and connect with Jari Laakso on twitter.

Jari Laakso looks for success in other people’s behavior

Success is something we strive to achieve as Scrum Masters. In this podcast series we’ve looked at many different kinds of definition of success. In this episode we look at one more. Jari explains how we can look for signs of success in other people’s behavior.

About Jari Laakso

Jari has a wide range of interests, which helps him to find discussion topics with people. Jari says he is abnormally talkative to be Finnish, which is partially why he has not lived there since 2007. Jari started with all-things-related-with-testing and has moved to a dedicated ScrumMaster role. He did that because he feels it matches better his personality and professional focus.
You can link up with Jari Laakso on LinkedIn and connect with Jari Laakso on twitter.