The scrum master’s accountability is to establish scrum as defined in the Scrum guide. The scrum master has responsibilities towards the development team, product owner, and the organization, this makes it even more important for the scrum master to understand and live by scrum values.

In the first part of this blog series, we discussed how developers can live and breathe scrum values to maximize the impact of scrum adoption. Let’s explore how can a scrum master live and breathe the scrum values throughout the journey :

Courage:


The Scrum framework consists of 3 roles, 3 artefacts, and 5 events. These Scrum essentials are all we need to implement Scrum but the effectiveness of Scrum implementation depends on how well we embody Scrum values. This makes it absolutely important to understand what we as a development team can do to get the most out of Scrum implementation.

The 5 Scrum Values:

Courage

The development team must be courageous to:


This blog post is inspired by Barry Overeem’s whitepaper — The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master.

After reading Barry’s personal experiences, I had an epiphany about the different stances of the Scrum Master role and I realised that I could relate it with my own Scrum journey. While strolling down memory lane, I reflected on one of the most important aspects of experience — continuous learning.

As a Scrum Master, I have always maintained the importance of learning and experimenting. This belief has not only pushed me to improve, but also helped my teams to learn and grow alongside me.

What it means to adopt the stance of a student:


Can chemicals play a role in our workplace?

If we were to pose this question to the employees of a bank, or maybe even a tech company, their response would probably be: NO!

To some extent, this answer is correct as we don’t see any test-tubes being used in our office. Unknowing to most, a few chemicals do in fact, play a vital role in every workplace. This is not quite evident as these chemical changes happen in our bodies rather than in a laboratory.

Let me introduce you to our “happy” chemicals:

Oxytocin: More commonly known as the love…


The significance of Mirrors in our world

I am sure you must have come across funny mirrors in theme parks or fun carnivals which makes you see a ludicrous version of yourself, maybe a heavier or lighter version. It’s good for a laugh, but you won’t buy one of those for your home to use regularly. On a regular basis, we want to see our true reflection in a normal mirror when getting ready for school, work, etc. The mirror enables us to take a look at the way we appear and then adjust from there. …


Can you sense the drop in ENERGY, when the retrospectives become boring?

This article is based on one of the experimental retrospectives that I have facilitated using Rory’s Story cubes and Liberating Structures by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless.

Sprint Retrospective is a very important event in Scrum as this is one of the most crucial feedback loops for the entire system. …

Vikram Singh Shekhawat

Scrum Master/ Agile Coach

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