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News update 2015/08 - Kanban Training

At a recent SUGSA open space in Johannesburg someone posed the question “where do I find Scrum Masters?”. I hear this question asked repeatedly in different forms by people trying to transition to lean-agile ways of working. I believe such questions are born out of the historic machine model we have of ...

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At a recent SUGSA open space in Johannesburg someone posed the question “where do I find Scrum Masters?”. I hear this question asked repeatedly in different forms by people trying to transition to lean-agile ways of working. I believe such questions are born out of the historic machine model we have of organisations, that people are fungible resources. At least in the world of knowledge workers this is both untrue and damaging.



Moreover, if everyone in a rapidly growing number of companies adopting Scrum, chases after the same pool of experienced Scrum Masters, we are not addressing the need. We are just recycling the same group of experienced people and not growing capacity. Let’s examine the capacity requirement a little more. If you’re starting out with Scrum, for every 10 or so development team members (the people who actually do the work) you need one Scrum Master (aka team coach). I’ll save the sermon here on why you need a Scrum Master per one or two teams. You can read Michael James’ Scrum Master Checklist to learn more about that.

My simple response to the original question is “grow a pair!”.....more.

 

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