Scrum hoax 4: the Daily Scrum (aka standup meeting) is optional

Scrum hoax 4: the Daily Scrum (aka standup meeting) is optional

Agility
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Scrum values team autonomy. Some people might still wonder how the team is managed in practice. It relies notably on the various Scrum events and the role of the Scrum master. How so? Let’s look at the most iconic meeting of Scrum: the Daily Scrum (aka daily meeting aka standup meeting) and what it brings in terms of team self-control. This article focuses on Scrum team autonomy. We will cover other aspects of the event in later articles. You can as well look at this good article. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] What is the Daily Scrum As a reminder, the Daily Scrum is defined as a 15-minutes event, held every day, by and for the development team (more information about Scrum here and of course in the Scrum guide).…
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Scrum hoax #3: Project managers should be Scrum masters

Scrum hoax #3: Project managers should be Scrum masters

Agility
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] While adopting Scrum, many organizations are facing difficulties to appoint the Scrum master. This role has a scope and mission that is disrupting the status quo of the hierarchical organizations, and one particular role: the project manager.   On the other side, Scrum is extremely often seen as a project management methodology, while it is clearly documented as a product development methodology.   From these situation, many organizations choose to appoint project managers as Scrum masters and believe their agile transformation is done. But is it a valid option? Let's have a look. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] What is a project There is no occurrence of the word project in the Scrum guide, so it sounds awkward to see the problem persist. If we can understand the confusion from…
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Scrum hoax #2: a Scrum Master is useless – Conflicts

Scrum hoax #2: a Scrum Master is useless – Conflicts

Agility
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Any activity done in group may create conflicts between individuals.Scrum, by proposing self-organized teams synchronized by ceremonies and pair-reviews, may bring to the surface conflicts within the team and outside the team. A common thinking is that it relies on the Scrum master to solve these conflicts.  In this article we will review where the role of Scrum master lies regarding conflict resolution. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Many people believe the Scrum master is useless. On the other side of the spectrum, some people believe that he is kind of a manager of the team. Where is the truth? Last week, there was a conflict between two members in a team that I coach. Apparently the organization, including the team members, were expecting the Scrum master to take care…
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