Our industry exploded with tons of newly certified scrum masters. HR folks go through 50+ applicants to find a good scrum master. New Scrum Masters are challenged gaining experience. How can we help new scrum masters become great and how can we help HR find them? Simply, it takes a community to raise new ScrumMasters. Let’s explore how to use communities in and outside of our organization.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Purpose of the session & outcomes we want the participant to leave with
  • Collect what the participants would like to get out of the session
  • Discussion – What are the current problems that the participants are seeing?
  • Case Study 1 – Setting up Internal Communities @ a Large Telecommunications Company
    • Identify key characteristics needed to make your communities successful
    • How to identify internal scrum masters
    • Mentoring and Coaching
    • How to find and hire scrum masters
    • What does a good scrum master look for when looking for companies to go to?
  • Case Study 2 - Mentoring and Coaching New Scrum Masters in the Toronto Agile Community
    • How the Toronto Community is currently helping new scrum masters and agile coaches – what has been done so far and how it has helped the participants that are in the group.
    • How did we find mentees and coaches? How did we connect with them?
    • What is the current challenges the mentees are facing and how the coaches are helping them
    • How did we design the sessions to be maximum benefit to the participants?
    • Whats next? Apprenticeship program – how will this work?
  • Q&A
  • Wrap Up – Review outcomes that participants wanted – were they all covered? Discussion – What will folks take away from this session?

Learning Outcome

What they can do to help with the overall problem that we are faced with in finding good scrum masters. What can be done internally, how to keep the community going, what are the tricks. What can be done externally within the community.

Target Audience

HR, Managers, Coaches, ScrumMasters

Prerequisites for Attendees



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