Confessions of a New Scrum Master

Very well written article with some really good advice.  It is written as advice for those just completing their CSM, however I think it is good advice for all of us.  Even those of us experienced with agile and scrum need some of these reminders sometime.  In my opinion, the most important of these, or at least the one I struggle with the most, is to be patient.

The team will not self-organize the first day, nor likely not even the first iteration. Agile tools likely won’t be updated daily by everyone to begin with. Stand-ups may go over 15 minutes or stray off the three-question format. Try to remain patient and coach your team by gently reminding them of Scrum principles. They’ll get there in their own time. Remember, the team needs to learn to work together, trust each other, trust the process, and trust you.

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  • Thanks for the shout out on Confessions of a New ScrumMaster! For more of my thoughts and slides to the presentation I did on this article at the Scrum Gathering, check out my site:

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