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Every week day, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach and business consultant Vasco Duarte interviews Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches from all over the world to get you actionable advice, new tips and tricks, improve your craft as a Scrum Master with daily doses of inspiring conversations with Scrum Masters from the all over the world. Stay tuned for BONUS episodes when we interview Agile gurus and other thought leaders in the business space to bring you the Agile Business perspective you need to succeed as a Scrum Master. Some of the topics we discuss include: Agile Business, Agile Strategy, Retrospectives, Team motivation, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!

Every week day, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach and business consultant Vasco Duarte interviews Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches from all over the world to get you actionable advice, new tips and tricks, improve your craft as a Scrum Master with daily doses of inspiring conversations with Scrum Masters from the all over the world. Stay tuned for BONUS episodes when we interview Agile gurus and other thought leaders in the business space to bring you the Agile Business perspective you need to succeed as a Scrum Master. Some of the topics we discuss include: Agile Business, Agile Strategy, Retrospectives, Team motivation, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!

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United States

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Every week day, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach and business consultant Vasco Duarte interviews Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches from all over the world to get you actionable advice, new tips and tricks, improve your craft as a Scrum Master with daily doses of inspiring conversations with Scrum Masters from the all over the world. Stay tuned for BONUS episodes when we interview Agile gurus and other thought leaders in the business space to bring you the Agile Business perspective you need to succeed as a Scrum Master. Some of the topics we discuss include: Agile Business, Agile Strategy, Retrospectives, Team motivation, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!

Language:

English


Episodes

Scrum team success from many different perspectives | Wouter Gheysen

5/6/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Success can have many different perspectives. We start this episode, discussing how those perspectives affect how we define and measure success with the teams we work with. And Wouter asks an important question, we should all think about: “What do you do that brings success to the team you work with?” Featured...

Duration:00:10:14

Helping a team, learn and then own the Demo/Review ceremony in Scrum | Wouter Gheysen

5/5/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Wouter was working in a bank, with a team that was just at the start of their Agile transformation. This team was insecure about the idea of a demo, they weren’t sure about how to conduct a demo with stakeholders, and the team members were hesitant to take ownership of that ceremony. Slowly, and methodically, Wouter...

Duration:00:11:08

How to help teams improve, even after an Agile transformation | Wouter Gheysen

5/4/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. When we work in a company that is in, or has just gone through an Agile transformation, we often see that external coaches leave and slowly the good behaviors fade away. The pressure of delivery takes over, and the teams start skipping the good things that had helped them before, like the retrospectives. In this episode,...

Duration:00:11:33

How to find the “right” sustainable pace for your Scrum team | Wouter Gheysen

5/3/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. One of the challenges for Scrum Masters is to know when the team is already working at their pace. The idea of sustainable pace is that we help the team find and slowly improve their pace, rather than do the “death march” sprints that can destroy the team’s morale and productivity. In this episode, we talk about how we...

Duration:00:11:59

Developing a Vision for the Scrum Master role in practice | Yves Hanoulle, Mike Leber, Rahul Bhattacharya, Nagesh Sharma

5/1/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, we have the organizing team for the Scrum Master Summit 2021, and they share their vision of how we can help form and develop the Scrum Master Community. About Yves Hanoulle, Mike Leber, Rahul Bhattacharya, Nagesh Sharma Yves Hanoulle is the track curator for the “Scaling Agile Beyond One Team” track...

Duration:00:41:24

The “messenger” Scrum Product Owner | Kamal Hans

4/30/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The messages that the PO passes to the team are critical. Even when the PO is being a “messenger” there are different types of messages that they pass to the team. We talk about two contrasting ways to be that “messenger”, one that works, and one that doesn’t The Great Product Owner: Explaining the “why” of the User...

Duration:00:10:44

How Scrum Masters help teams succeed, building a learning team | Kamal Hans

4/29/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Scrum Masters are there to help the team learn. Therefore, when we think about success for Scrum Masters, we need to look at what we have helped the team learn with our presence. But this brings a challenge, as Scrum Masters, we must help the team make time for learning. The team’s goal is not only to “code”, it’s to...

Duration:00:11:04

Self-change, the hardest change for Scrum Masters | Kamal Hans

4/28/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. This episode starts with a question: which of the following is the hardest to change? Your boss, your spouse, or yourself? The key message is that, in order to be able to help others through a change process, we need to be able to change ourselves. We discuss what are some of the steps we need to go through when changing...

Duration:00:09:33

How the Scrum Master can help teams work through their fear of taking risks | Kamal Hans

4/27/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, we talk about a team that everyone felt was “high performing”. However, when Kamal joined he started to notice that something was off. The team members themselves had started to feel the “burden” of being seen as high performing. At the same time, Kamal was working with another team that was not...

Duration:00:10:35

Beware of the Scrum-mom, a Scrum Master anti-pattern | Kamal Hans

4/26/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. When Scrum Masters want to help their teams, they put a lot of focus on working with the teams, but sometimes that may be the wrong thing to do. How do we know that? In this episode, we talk about when the Scrum Master does “too much” and creates a dependency from the team towards the Scrum Master, as well as what can...

Duration:00:11:59

The “broken telephone” Product Owner | Nagesh Sharma

4/23/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Communication with the team about the product is one of the key skills for a Product Owner, in this episode we talk about two different types of PO and how their communication affects the teams they work with. The Great Product Owner: The Product CEO This particular Product Owner took on the role of the CEO of the...

Duration:00:09:36

Helping Scrum teams reach independence and self-organization | Nagesh Sharma

4/21/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this organization, the skills were not well divided between the teams. As this story starts, we hear of a team member that was helping 5 or 6 other teams because they were the one that had the necessary skills. How do we address this “unevenness” in skills between the teams? In this episode we discuss what we can do,...

Duration:00:07:28

How to solve the “It’s not my job” anti-pattern in Scrum teams | Nagesh Sharma

4/20/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. This story starts with a team that wasn’t making their customer happy. As Nagesh and his colleagues looked at the situation, they found out that the team members did not feel accountable for the success of the whole team. The team members thought they were only responsible for delivering on the tasks they were assigned....

Duration:00:10:27

Critical conditions necessary for Scrum teams to succeed | Nagesh Sharma

4/19/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. This was a dedicated team that wanted to succeed. However, the conditions were not in place for them to succeed. These conditions we talk about in the episode, are a great checklist for Scrum Masters who want to assess the conditions for success in their team. Through the story that Nagesh shares, we explore what we -...

Duration:00:11:13

The Nexus Framework For Scaling Up Scrum with Simon Flossmann

4/17/2021
The Nexus Framework has been a topic on the podcast before. In this episode, we explore critical lessons for Scrum Masters that need to work with multiple teams and large organizations with the help of the Nexus Framework. To know more about Nexus and how it can help your organization, visit Simon’s Nexus course. About Simon Flossmann Simon helps teams effectively use Scrum and an agile mindset to deliver products and services that matter! As a Scrum Master and Professional Scrum...

Duration:00:34:35

5 Success questions that Scrum Masters should ask themselves | Nagesh Sharma

4/16/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. What are some questions we can ask ourselves to assess the success of our work as Scrum Master? Nagesh shares his top questions, and how he uses those to improve on his own work. Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: Wicked Questions format from Liberating Structures The “Wicked Questions” format from Liberating...

Duration:00:09:14

The Product Owner that was “far” from the Scrum team | Rob Cooper

4/16/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The relationship between the Product Owner and the team is a critical aspect of the team’s performance. In this episode, we talk about two contrasting perspectives on building that relationship between PO and team. The Great Product Owner: Deliberately building a relationship with the team Great PO’s deliberately build...

Duration:00:13:36

How Scrum Masters can adapt their definition of success to the team they work with | Rob Cooper

4/15/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The Scrum Master role is not always easy to define, and in this episode, we discuss how that makes it hard to define success. Despite that, Rob shares his definition of success, and how he adapts his success definition to accommodate the situation of the team he works with. In this segment, we also refer to the...

Duration:00:11:19

A 3-step process to introduce change in an organization | Rob Cooper

4/14/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. This particular organization wanted to move to Agile. As Rob worked with the teams in the organization, he started to realize that the people aspect of the change process was crucial. In this episode, we discuss a 3-step process for change that takes that into account and helps you start to plan your actions as a Scrum...

Duration:00:12:38

Helping a team in an impossible situation, a Scrum Master story | Rob Cooper

4/13/2021
Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Rob joined this company at the tail end of this team’s story. As Rob entered the organization, he understood that the organization was still stuck in the “old world”. The company had fired many of the people who had developed the legacy app that the team was trying hard to maintain. On top of that, there were many things...

Duration:00:14:22