Our agile42 Community is an inspiring new place where we will continue supporting you in your growth and development as Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Agile Coaches. Each month we will have a theme around which we’ll create events and activities, and stimulate discussions. Learn from this community and get support from our agile42 coaches and trainers.
What do chickens, defensiveness and collaboration have in common? I think that was a question which certainly peaked our audiences interest. Our latest webinar on
In Part 2 of our "collaboration" series, agile42 coach Mariet Visser, provides her take on the new collaborative environment we're finding ourselves in. Collaboration is a skill we constantly need to work at and is something which evolves over time. As our context and the people with whom we work shifts, so does how we collaborate. Collaboration heavily relies on trust and our ability to be open & honest with one another; something that can be much more difficult to achieve in a virtual setting.
With this principle, we propose that organizational change should be addressed in an agile way, through small continuous experimental adaptations. By leveraging “the adjacent possible" and the predispositions of the organization — small changes that people propose themselves — we reduce the risks and side-effects of change.
Regina Martins, kicks off the first of a 2 part series on "collaboration". She believes collaboration isn't just a learned skill, instead it requires an intimate knowledge of our own defensive behaviours. By being self-aware we can recognise when our behaviour is creating blockers to forming collaborative relationships. She will be tapping into 50 of these defensive behaviours in her webinar later this month.
Being a Scrum Master in a company is much more than just attending a 2-day training to get certified. Whilst your role is to primarily coach the team, it is also to teach, give advice, be a mentor and role model of the Agile and Scrum values and principles. This is not always an easy task. The knowledge and skills you need as a Scrum Master will grow through education, perhaps some additional coaching and most of all the experience and support of other Scrum Masters in your organization and network.