Inspiration for Scrum Masters and Other Leaders (vol 1)

I hope you have read my article about building a scrum master community. where I share some thoughts on how to help the scrum masters grow and become real stars.

This week I have decided to explore the opportunity to create a spam source (I meant a digest) for the other leaders with whom I am working, with the same goal in mind.

Then I said to my self, what a beautiful covid day; Why don’t I share the links for you, maybe you could find them useful too.

Scrum Master Inspiration

Ruinous Empathy of a Scrum Master
You must have heard about the Radical Candor book and its quadrant model. Today I want to talk about how you can apply this model to a Scrum Master role

Scrum Team Roles and Responsibilities
The Scrum team chiefly consists of three roles: The Scrum Master, Product Owner & the Development Team. Anyone outside the core team doesn’t have any direct influence over the Team.

2019 Scrum Master Trends
Old but gold: The survey results reveal salary trends and agile adoption patterns, while also exploring gender equality within the Scrum Master role.

Product Owners and Engineering Leaders

Defect Management in Scrum
Eventually, everyone who has done some basic Scrum training asks the question, “How do you handle the fixing of bugs? Where does this fit in the process?”

Becoming a Manager of Engineers
Becoming a manager is usually one of the biggest challenges of an engineer’s career. This article will give you some great advice and help you grow.

Top 10 Software Engineering Metrics Too often, software engineering team leaders are worried that measuring metrics could be perceived by their team as an unnecessary, intrusive complexity that will erode their culture and wellbeing

The Product Owners and The (Business) Value
Product Owners’ main responsibility is to maximize the value for the Product, in order to create, deliver and maintain a successful Product, but what is value?

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Burn Baby Burn!

How much time do you spend in meetings? I guess a lot. How do you track the ROI of a meeting? Yeah, there are formulas and approaches and studies in the universities, but if you want to check a pretty neat way of doing that – see this website. I challenge you to show that on the screen during your next meeting. :)

Happy Baba Marta: Discover Bulgaria and Romania

Martenitsa is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1 until around the end of March (or the first time an individual sees a stork, swallow or budding tree). The name of the holiday is Baba Marta. “Baba” (баба) is the Bulgarian word for “grandmother” and Mart (март) is the Bulgarian word for the month of March.

Baba Marta

Baba Marta is a Bulgarian tradition related to welcoming the upcoming spring. The month of March, according to Bulgarian folklore, marks the beginning of springtime. Therefore, the first day of March is a traditional holiday associated with sending off winter and welcoming spring.

Mărţişor

Romanians also have a similar but not identical holiday on March 1 , called “Mărţişor”. If and how these two holidays are related is still a matter of debate between ethnologists.

Building Scrum Master CoP S01E01: Inspiration

As an RTE, I want to have a healthy and smart Scrum Master community, because I count on them to help me run the train.

In my current ART, I am working with fifteen amazing scrum masters from development, design, documentation, testing, performance, and globalization. As you can feel, they have unique skill sets, but they all possess the quality of an excellent agile leader.

Hand-picked content for Scrum Masters

One of the things I decided to do, so I can help them grow is to prepare a weekly dose of inspiration in the form of a newsletter.

I know it’s mainstream, but so far, I got a few great feedback entries encouraging me to continue with I do.

I always read the articles before sending them out, and I am picking up content that applies to solve the problems we know we have in our small world.

K.I.S.S.

Also, I want to keep it simple and entertaining because I know this is one of the few thousands of e-mails they receive. I don’t want my e-mail to go to /dev/null immediately :)

The newsletter design for my community of Scrum Masters

What’s next

This article is a part of series of articles on building a great Community of Practice (a.k.a CoP). I plan to write on that topic almost every week. If you have the same intent as me – helping your Scrum Masters grow – keep an eye here.

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