What is the concept of pair coaching and why might you consider coaching as part of a pair rather than on your own?
One topic that often comes up is whether the Scrum Master should possess knowledge of the technical nature of the work that the development team is doing.
Does where you are from and your upbringing determine your behaviours in the workplace? Absolutely but I don't believe the hype around culture.
One of the things about Scrum that many organisations find uncomfortable is the concept of accountability. Who do we hold accountable for this piece of work if things don't go well?
A ScrumMaster is a servant-leader and their responsibilities include ensuring the team is able to do what they need to do. They facilitate the Scrum process and also the team.
"Everyone else is better than me. I'm not as good as people think I am and I'm going to get found out" Do you ever feel like you're so close to being found out as an impostor? You're not the only one.
Slides from Geoff's keynote talk at SUGSA Regional Scrum Gathering in Cape Town May 2021 on the topic of Simplicity
Do you find your team don't follow through on their improvement ideas? Maybe you should help them SWAT their actions
To be agile, or not to be agile...that is the question! While I am a strong advocate of an agile approach, there are also times when the context or project is not suited to agile.
One of the most insightful people I know - Esther Derby - introduced a phrase to me a while ago that really resonated with me - "Inflicting help".
In order to discover the culture and processes that can lead you to becoming a more resilient organization, you need to start from an understanding of where you are right now.
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