In this episode, Harri shares his experience as a Scrum Master who was hired to work with a team that had tried to implement Scrum before his arrival. He discovered that although the team had changed roles and adopted some practices from Scrum, they were not following the values and principles. The Product Owners were command and control oriented, and the team members were not engaged in the work. Harri took a step back, talked to all team members 1-on-1 and as a team, and communicated with the rest of the organization about Scrum to explain the contract with the Scrum team. He was able to get buy-in from around the organization by creating a shared image of what Scrum is and showing what’s in it for the rest of the organization.
Harri shares three tips for change leadership in this situation: first, educate the team on Scrum and the practices; second, communicate with the rest of the organization about Scrum to get buy-in; and third, hold a retrospective regularly. He emphasizes the importance of holding retrospectives to create a continuous improvement culture, and the need to get support from the manager to implement Scrum effectively. This episode is a great resource for anyone who is struggling to implement Scrum effectively in their organization and wants to learn more about change leadership.
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About Harri Tunturivuori
Harri is an experienced leader, Scrum Master, and Agile Coach who was introduced to the world of agile software development in 2010. Since then, Harri has had the pleasure of leading great agile teams in various forms.
Harri enjoys working in a fun environment where there is room for innovation, and Harri is driven by the challenge of growing a group of good people into a great team.
You can link with Harri Tunturivuori on LinkedIn.