Shoaib took some time to learn to define success. He was inspired by Geoff Watts book “Scrum Mastery”, and started working on what success meant for him. With the idea that a great Scrum Master will, over time, become redundant, he explored the different lessons in the book, and started defining some questions he could use for his own reflection.
Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: Appreciation Retrospective
After working for a while on the project, the team members spent a lot of time, and many retrospectives discussing problems and challenges. When that happens, there’s tension. The Appreciation retrospective is one way to create space for being grateful to each other for the help, and the solutions team members were able to come up with during the project. In the past, we’ve covered a similar format with the name: The Appreciation Shower Retrospective.
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About Shoaib Naik
Shoaib is a Scrum Master with over 11 years in Software development with experience in different roles, from IT Account Manager, Product Manager to Project Manager in product as well services-based companies.
We can’t always have the PO we want, however, sometimes we get exactly what we need! In this episode, we also introduce an exercise for the team and PO to come to an agreement on how to best collaborate!
The Great Product Owner: A great newbie PO!
Great Product Owners can come from unexpected places. In this story, we hear about one team that thought they needed a super-experienced “heavy hitter” in their industry. Instead, they got a newbie PO that had little experience in their industry, however, that was just the right PO for that team, at that time. Listen in to learn why a newbie PO can be just the right thing for your team!
The Bad Product Owner: Build your own PO, a method to help the team and PO collaborate!
Carsten describes the “Bungie PO”, a PO that shows up briefly, but never when the team needs them. We explore some of the problems that arise from PO’s that constantly come and go, and what we can do to help the team work with the PO to establish a basis for collaboration.
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About Carsten Lützen
Carsten is an Agile Coach at the LEGO Group. Before that a Scrum Master for different teams. He has a deep love of graphical facilitation and professional coaching. Besides his full-time job, he shares weekly tips on YouTube and LinkedIn on Agile, Facilitation, and Coaching.