I had an amazing experience last week when I got invited to speak about Agile to an audience of about fifty leaders from a huge organisation. The whole thing lasted three hours and my favorite part was the robustness of our conversations, given that 80% – 90% of them had no technology background at all.
The software development world has been sucking at estimating cost and time of projects for over 50 years now. Not only are we wrong so often, but there is a lot of suspicion about how much “buffer” we’re adding.
To this day, team leads and project managers wonder why estimation (and work-logging) is the cause of so much contention in our industry.
Many Scrum Masters struggle with getting traction in their new roles. There are two reasons for this: 1) they continue to have the ‘Project Manager’ mindset while the role is significantly different from what they were previously doing, and 2) two days of certification does not make a good Scrum Master.
These are crippling challenges to overcome.
In today’s video, I wanted to explore the idea that Scum Masters set the tone for their agile/scrum transition. It is their leadership, experience, and aplomb that plays a vital role in an organisation’s successful transition into an agile methodology. Your takeaway: Be a Scrum Master with Aplomb!
Anyone who has been around a scrum team will be able to tell you one definitive truth that happens to apply for all scrum teams out there: Mastering Scrum and being a Scrum Master are two entirely different things.