Anti-Patterns: Confessions of a Scrum Mum

As a Scrum Master, you're a servant leader, coach, and steward of Agile principles and values. But where do you draw the line between facilitating the success of your team and preventing them from learning and growing through failure? During this session, participants will hear about anti-patterns born from good intentions, discuss some of their own experiences, and maybe even recognize a few anti-patterns of their own making.


Outline/Structure of the Talk


Time (min)

What are anti-patterns and why do they happen?


The confession - recognizing my own anti-patterns


Open discussion:

  • What are some other less common anti-patterns you've experienced?
  • What do you do to break an anti-pattern?


Wrap up and Q&A


Learning Outcome

At the end of this session, participants will walk away with a better understanding of:

  • What Agile anti-patterns are
  • How to identify and correct "friendly fire" anti-patterns
  • How to turn anti-patterns into coaching opportunities

Target Audience

Anyone interested in identifying and rectifying counterproductive practices in Scrum

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic understanding of Agile/Scrum

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