BONUS: Developing a Vision for the Scrum Master role in practice, the Scrum Master Summit 2021

In this episode, we have the organizing team for the Scrum Master Summit 2021, and they share their vision of how we can help form and develop the Scrum Master Community. 

As our guests, we have the track curators for the Scrum Master Summit sharing their vision for the Scrum Master role. We explore why the Scrum Master role is so critical for our organizations, and how we – as the Scrum Master community – can come together to develop and progress that role. 

Listen in to learn about the Scrum Master Summit live events, and community get-togethers that can help you become the awesome Scrum Master you want to be!

About Yves Hanoulle, Mike Leber, Rahul Bhattacharya, Nagesh Sharma

Yves Hanoulle is the track curator for the “Scaling Agile Beyond One Team” track in the Scrum Master Summit 2021. He’s also the author and co-host for the Tips from the Trenches – Scrum Master Edition Audiobook. 

You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Mike Leber is the track curator for the “Scrum Masters enabling Business Agility” track, and organizer of the Business Agility Conference. Mike is also a Business Agility Coach. 

You can link with Mike Leber on LinkedIn and connect with Mike Leber on Twitter

Rahul Bhattacharya is the host of the Agile Atelier podcast and the curator for the “Common Product Owner blindspots” track. He’s also an Agile Coach. 

You can link with Rahul Bhattacharya on LinkedIn and connect with Rahul Bhattacharya on Twitter

Nagesh Sharma is the curator for the “Remote facilitation for Scrum Masters” track on the Scrum Master Summit 2021 and a certified Remote Facilitator. 

You can link with Nagesh Sharma on LinkedIn and connect with Nagesh Sharma on Twitter

Vasco Duarte is a managing partner at Oikosofy where he wants to change the world, one company at a time. He’s also the regular host at the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast.

Product Manager, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Director, Agile Coach are only some of the roles that he’s taken in software development organizations. Having worked in the software industry since 1997, and Agile practitioner since 2004. He as worked in small, medium and large software organizations as an Agile Coach or leader in agile adoption at those organizations.

Vasco was one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira, Nokia and F-Secure.

You can read more from Vasco at his blog: http://SoftwareDevelopmentToday.com

You can link with Vasco Duarte on LinkedIn and connect with Vasco Duarte on Twitter.

What you need to learn about being a Scrum Master, but will never get from a CSM course

No matter how many courses you attend, there are things that, as a Scrum Masters, you only really learn the important lessons on the field. Doing the work.

One of the reasons I don’t think certification courses are enough for Scrum Masters that certifications courses very often focus on the rules and regulations of the job, but not on the problems, the hardships and the obstacles we face, day-in, day-out when we try to do a good work as a Scrum Master.

So, what can we do when courses aren’t enough?

Continue reading What you need to learn about being a Scrum Master, but will never get from a CSM course

Yves Hanoulle on how systems influence individual and team performance

Yves shares with us many different approaches to “measure” the system where we work, and describes how impactful a bad system can been the performance of a team or individual. Yves also shares with us an easy technique that can help teams learn to give and receive feedback, thereby creating a very important condition for the team system to improve.
In this episode we refer to the book by Portia Tung and the concept of EduScrum, or Scrum applied to education.

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Yves Hanoulle wants to help Scrum Masters create other Scrum Masters

With his very unique definition of a successful outcome for Scrum Masters’ work, Yves points us to one important lesson: our work does not end, we must help others continue our work.
In this episode we refer to the Tuckman Model of team evolution where the famous Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing stages come from. And we also mention Visualisation as a key tool for us Scrum Masters, and link to the book by Jimmy Jalen with 96 visualisation examples every Scrum Master should know.

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Yves Hanoulle on helping teams lead themselves

One of the most difficult responsibilities for a Scrum Master is to help teams lead themselves. This is perhaps the biggest change we are responsible for in our work as Scrum Masters. Yves shares a story of how he helped a group of teams change their composition, and break through their fears.

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Yves Hanoulle on the Anti-Pattern of saying too often YES

Teams want to help their stakeholders and that sometimes leads to saying YES too often and too quickly. This pattern can cause many side effects, for example disappointing important clients and stakeholders. In this episode Yves shares that story and an easy trick to stop saying yes, when you really mean: “no way!”

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.

Yves Hanoulle shares a very personal failure story

Sometimes we want to help too much. Is that possible? Listen in while Yves explains his own personal failure story and what he learned from having tried too hard to help. This episode also contains some important insights to those interested in Systems Thinking.

About Yves Hanoulle

Yves is all about collaboration. His goal is to inspire people to create more collaborators.
Creating self-sustaining communities from home allows him to spend more time with his kids.
And to get a better work-life fusion. For him agile and communities share a common element called trust. As Yves puts it: “with trust anything is possible, without trust, some things might be possible, yet very hard and expensive…”
You can connect with Yves Hanoulle on Twitter and link with Yves Hanoulle on LinkedIn.