Practicing Scrum

Do you want to become an effective Agile Scrum Team Member your organization?


Creating Effective Scrum Teams
An effective Agile Scrum team is made up of three primary roles. And. An effective practicing scrum team keeps things simple. The entire teams needs to Focus and #deliver the highest priority work while keeping it simple (review the cartoon above).

​Remember:  You — or your boss and organization — cannot [continue] “Managing Scrum“.  Change the conversation by Leading Scrum.

​Here are a few role specific professional tips to remember when practicing Scrum:

Practicing Scrum: Product Owner Role

  • An effective Agile Scrum Product Owner is:
    • Available: 100% with no multi-tasking
    • Knowledgable: Understand the needs of your end users
    • Authority: to say “NO”.
  • If you are not have all three of these attributes, work with your effective Agile Scrum team in order to have all three.
  • Any one of the three missing is a disservice to the organization.

Practicing Scrum: Development Team Member Role

  • This does not just mean being a “geeky” person who writes code.
  • You are responsible for committing to the work.
  • Negotiate “done” with the Product Owner.
  • Focus and deliver a working product at the end of each Sprint.

Practicing Scrum: ScrumMaster Role

  • You have zero authority.
  • You are not accountable for delivery of the project.
  • Learn more about effective facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Become a servant leader.

Bonus Video Links
The following external video links are five great videos for Agile Scrum Product Owners, Development Team Members and ScrumMasters in order to become a more effective practicing scrum team.

You can share these short videos with your team (during a retrospective!) to discuss how to become an even more effective Agile Scrum team.

  1. Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts
  2. Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
  3. David Marquet: “Greatness
  4. Daniel Pink: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
  5. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Practicing Scrum: How to become an effective Agile Scrum Team Member

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