Retrospectives are a key part of any Scrum team’s process. However, they are also key for Scrum Masters to evaluate their performance. Sven shares with us a process he uses to help him detect possible problems, and invest in solving the right problems to help the team, and himself succeed. We discuss plenty of practical advice regarding the structure and the content of Retrospectives.
About Sven Schnee
Sven started his journey as a developer around the year 2000. He experienced many projects and felt the pain of how traditional approaches to software development failed. A few years ago he discovered Agile and Lean, and he is not going back. He is an Agile Coach and Founder of Oikosofy. He wants to bring agile ways of working to a variety of customers from small companies to big enterprises. One of his key strengths is helping teams evolve on their path to self-organization. You can connect with Sven Schnee on twitter, and link with Sven Schnee on LinkedIn. You can read Sven Schnee’s blog The Product Owner Toolbox.
Scrum is a method to help companies succeed, it is not a just a method to develop software. In this episode Luis tells us how he came to that conclusion, and how that changed what he understood about the role of the Scrum Master. In this episode we mention Luis Gonçalves’ blog, where you can find some of the articles we mention in the episode.
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There are many measures that a Scrum Master can track, but Job Satisfaction is Daniel’s choice. In this episode Daniel explains how to track Job Satisfaction as well as other metrics that you can track as a Scrum Master to measure your success. In this Episode we also mention a very important book in the HR circles, that helps Scrum Masters understand what some of the best managers do to enable their best performers: First, Break all the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Special call to all Dubai agilists: Daniel is relocating to Dubai and is looking to connect to local agilists. If you fit the bill, then reach out to him on twitter: Daniel Nielsen on Twitter.
About Daniel Nielsen
Daniel is a developer turned Scrum Master turned Agile Coach, with an increasing focus on the coach part. Over the last 10+ years, his interest in how teams work and how we interact as individuals has only grown. He has worked in both small and large companies and tried to cope with the complexities in both worlds. You can reach out to Daniel Nielsen on Twitter, and link with Daniel Nielsen on LinkedIn. You can also read his blog in Danish at QED.dk
There are many KPI’s to measure your work and success as a Scrum Master, but what is a successful organization. Sebastian shares the definition of a successful organization, and how that can help you define success for your work as a scrum master. In this episode we also have KPI’s galore, and why numbers are not always the best way to measure your success as a Scrum Master.
About Sebastian Schürmann
Sebastian has an extremely strong work ethic, a great passion to his work, unwavering desire for excellence, and unabated willingness to share his rich knowledge. Driven by his strong work ethic, he takes several key roles: as scrum master, agile coach, mentor, as protector of the young development teams, after all, a humble leader who takes risks and responsibilities at extremely critical moments, creates a vision which the other follow by heart – with excellent outcome. You can find Sebastian Schürmann on twitter, and link with Sebastian Schürmann on LinkedIn. You can find Sebastian Schürmann’s website, and his blog.