In this episode, Takunda explores various perspectives on success as a scrum master. He emphasizes that when he leaves the team, they should not regress but continue to thrive. To achieve this, he believes in constantly reinventing himself within the team and transferring his skills and approaches to team members. Takunda shares a tip on strategically pulling back by occasionally allowing someone else to take over certain responsibilities, such as facilitating sessions. We also discuss using “do you mind…” questions as a way to empower team members and encourage their active participation. This approach fosters collaboration and growth within the team while ensuring continuity in the scrum master’s role.
Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: Reverse Brainstorming, Avoid Failure by Preparing For It In Advance!
In this segment, Takunda discusses his favorite retrospective format called “Reverse Brainstorming.” He highlights that as humans, we tend to focus more on negative aspects than the positive ones. In this retrospective format, the team reflects on how they could do things poorly or become the worst performing team. By deliberately considering the negative scenarios and imagining how things could go wrong, the team can uncover potential pitfalls and identify areas for improvement. This format encourages the team to think creatively and critically about their processes and helps them explore different perspectives to enhance their performance.
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About Takunda Noha
Takunda is a seasoned change agent. He specializes in turning dysfunctional teams into high performing teams.
You can link with Takunda Noha on LinkedIn.