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What makes a good ScrumMaster?

agile42 European coaches discuss what makes a good ScrumMaster in their first collective video

We have collected in one room some of our European coaches and we asked them one of the most common questions in the Scrum community, what characteristics should have a good ScrumMaster, and what's his role?

You can also watch the video on agile42 YouTube channel.

Photo by Søren Cosmus ✄ - http://flic.kr/p/9RE78v

My understanding of effective Agile Coaching

Effective Agile coaching is the process of supporting the client to improve by becoming Agile: it's guiding without prescribing

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15 April 2014
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agile
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agile coaching, coaching, consulting, scrummaster

Since years I work as external Agile Coach. From the beginning I searched for a good definition on what is agile coaching and was never satisfied on what I found. In this blog post I want to describe my understanding of our way of agile coaching and what is makes essential for our success at our client.

So many people call themselves agile coaches. My impression is that the impression on what agile coaching is is quite divergent.

One definition of coaching: “Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping people to learn ...

Five books every ScrumMaster should read

agile42 coaches have selected a short list of titles that should be on the bookshelf of any ScrumMaster

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31 March 2014
In
Scrum
Tags
book, scrum, scrummaster

This is a new series by agile42 coaches to help you build your Agile library (bookshelf or virtual that is!) It follows up on the great success of last year's Summer Reading List that included an eclectic selection of titles ranging from business books to military history.

This first installation of Top Five Books is devoted to the key role in the Scrum process – the ScrumMaster. We have interviewed our colleagues and here's a (difficult) selection.

Books, photo by RLHyde

Mike Cohn, Succeeding with Agile Software Development

As a ScrumMaster you don't only need to know what Agile and Scrum are ...

Scrumtisch Berlin, April 2011 with Andrea Tomasini and Richard Lawrence

You wanna know more about TDD and ATDD?

On
22 March 2011
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
agile42, scrum, scrum berlin, scrummaster, scrumtisch

Hello everybody,

we have 2 of the best technical Scrum Coaches in the world joining our next Scrumtisch in Berlin :-)

Andrea Tomasini and Richard Lawrence will be at the Scrumtisch in April to talk about TDD (Test Driven Development) and ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development)

As far as I know them, they might do a real session and developing some test together with you.

Date: Monday 11th April 2011
Time: 18:30
Place: Klosterstr. 71, Berlin (at Hypoport)
After we go for Dinner and Drinks somewhere :-)

Please let me know as usuall if you like to join the Scrumtisch Berlin ...

Scrumtisch Februar 2011 mit Lyssa Adkins

Hello everybody and a Happy New Year, Good news just at the beginning at the year ;-) For the next Scrumtisch Lyssa Adkins followed my invitation to have a speech at our Berlin Scrumtisch. She w...

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18 January 2011
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
agile42, scrum, scrum berlin, scrummaster, scrumtisch

Hello everybody and a Happy New Year,

Good news just at the beginning at the year ;-)
For the next Scrumtisch Lyssa Adkins followed my invitation to have a speech at our Berlin Scrumtisch. She will talk about Coaching Agile Teams :-)

Due to the fact, that she gives her helds training on the 17./18. Feb. we can use these days for the Scrumtisch too :-)

Place: Klosterstrasse 71 (Nähe Alexanderplatz) bei der Firma Hypoport
Date & Time: 17. February, 19:00 starting with open end

Please let me know who will join the next Scrumtisch :-) Have a great time and cu there ...

Christmas Scrumtisch in Berlin 2010

Today the last Scrumtisch Berlin in 2010 took place in Friedrichshain. Thanks to Marion Eickmann and Andrea ...

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30 November 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
agile42, scrum, scrum berlin, scrummaster, scrumtisch

Today the last Scrumtisch Berlin in 2010 took place in Friedrichshain. Thanks to Marion Eickmann and Andrea Tomasini for organising the Scrum user group regularly for the past years. Scrumtisch Andrea Tomasini Nov. 2010

Though no presentation had been scheduled ahead of time the Scrumtisch was well attended by over twenty people, mostly from companies based in Berlin who are either using Scrum already or are currently in a transition phase.

We went straight into collecting and voting on topics for discussion. In total we ended up having eight potential topics listed, including but not limited to

* Scrum and non-feature teams, does it work - and ...

30 attendees at the Scrumtisch in August

This evening the Berlin Scrumtisch took place in Friedrichshain. More than thirty participants followed Marion's invitation for discussions ...

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26 August 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
agile, agile42, agile development, agile tools, agilo, product owner, scrum, scrum development, scrummaster, scrum tool, scrum tools

This evening the Berlin Scrumtisch took place in Friedrichshain. More than thirty participants followed Marion's invitation for discussions on Scrum, wine and pizza at Vecchia Trattoria.

As there were several new participants, Felix started out with a very brief summary of the very core concepts of Scrum itself: Most important to know is the basic assumption of Scrum, that is planning ahead of time in a very detailed way is impossible. Defining goals and letting those who do the actual work take the decisions on how to reach that goal is way easier and more promising. The whole process ...

Scrumtisch August 2010

Hello Together, I found a date for the next Scrumtisch, and I hope that not too many people are on ...

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5 August 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
product owner, rep, scrum, scrum alliance, scrummaster, scrum training

Hello Together,

I found a date for the next Scrumtisch, and I hope that not too many people are on vacation :-)

Date: 25th August 2010
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

Please let me know who is coming :-)

CU there
Marion

agile42 now SA-REP

Registered Education Provider (SA REP ℠) We are proud to announce, that agile42 is since the 13th of July officially ...

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20 July 2010
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Tags
product owner, rep, scrum, scrum alliance, scrummaster, scrum training

Registered Education Provider (SA REP ℠)

We are proud to announce, that agile42 is since the 13th of July officially a Scrum Alliance REP℠ (Registered Education Provider)

Registered Education Provider

The Scrum Alliance has developed this program for organizations that offer certification and non-certification courses pertinent to agile and Scrum practitioners.

The Certified Scrum Developer program (CSD) is a curriculum of courses that offer the skills developers and other technical-minded team members need to succeed. All courses in the CSD curriculum are taught by Scrum Alliance Registered Education Providers.

More information

Scrumtisch June 2010

Scrum: How to create a high performance environment

On
18 May 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
management, product owner, scrum, scrum berlin, scrummaster, scrumtisch, self organizing teams

Hello :-)

At the Scrumtisch in June, Bent Myllerup will talk about:

"How to create a high performance environment"

This presentation is covering systemic and appreciative approaches to foster team identity towards the high performing stage. He has done it at several occasions. The last time was for the Atlanta Scrum User Group last August

I am looking forward to see you there. Please let me know as usual :-)

Marion

Date: 29th June 2010
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

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