Allison likes to refer to the Scrum Guide as a source of questions for her own self-assessment as a Scrum Master. She lists some of those questions and discusses the impact they can have in the development of our approaches with teams and stakeholders.
In this segment, we refer to the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey.
Featured Retrospective Format of the Week: The High Performance Tree model
When considering the Retrospective format to use Allison invites us to consider what the teams are asking for, as well as what they are not asking for. But when a conversation about performance and team collaboration is necessary, Allison suggests we use the High Performance Tree model from Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins.
In this segment we also refer to the models ORID and OODA, which help us consider what might be the right topic for the team, as well as facilitate the conversation around that topic.
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About Allison Zimmerman
Allison believes that all people have the power to succeed when they work together. As a teacher-turned-scrum master, she has spent the last five years helping enterprise teams build on their strengths to deliver customer value. She also serves as a Scrum Master Community of Practice leader, supporting growth and development of scrum masters across many teams.
You can link with Allison Zimmerman on LinkedIn.