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?

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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.