Situational Scrum Mastery & The DiSC: Building Winning Teams by Adopting a New Profile

Have you ever been the situation where the team you have been asked to lead isn’t responding to your style of leadership? This is likely because your first instincts of what to do are at odds with the team’s maturity level. As Scrum Masters, we must adapt our style of leadership to meet teams where they are in order to aid in their growth. At times, this means going against our basic instincts and changing the way we behave to better serve the team.

This workshop will give an overview of team maturity levels as outlined in the Situational Leadership model as well as an analysis of which DiSC personality profiles are the most natural fit within those levels. If your personality is at odds with the team's needs, you will learn the appropriate style of leading and coaching to better serve them. We will also discuss practices and processes that Scrum Masters can promote at each level of maturity in order to help their teams become more autonomous.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Since this has never been presented before, the time intervals are my best guess. I am looking for feedback on the structure for this as a workshop, or if it would be better as a talk.

0:00 Introduction: How I stumbled across the situational leadership model and my "Aha!" moment when I connected it to the DiSC

Section 1:
0:05 Brief overview of the Situational Leadership Model: Defining the 4 levels of maturity and the associated leadership style needed
e.g. Level One: Low competence and low motivation, the team needs lots of direction and very little support (Delegating leader)
0:10: Review of DiSC profiles and their character traits

Section 2: Workshop
0:15 Deep Dive for Level 1 Teams: I will present matching DiSC profiles best suited for leading a team at this level. I will give examples of why these profiles are appropriate, as well as highlight which profiles conflict and how they can better adapt. A discussion will be encouraged on what the best practices and processes are to help the team advance to the next level, some examples will be given to help spark ideas.
0:35 Deep Dive for Level 2 Teams: I will present matching DiSC profiles best suited for leading a team at this level. I will give examples of why these profiles are appropriate, as well as highlight which profiles conflict and how they can better adapt. A discussion will be encouraged on what the best practices and processes are to help the team advance to the next level, some examples will be given to help spark ideas.
0:55 Deep Dive for Level 3 Teams: I will present matching DiSC profiles best suited for leading a team at this level. I will give examples of why these profiles are appropriate, as well as highlight which profiles conflict and how they can better adapt. A discussion will be encouraged on what the best practices and processes are to help the team advance to the next level, some examples will be given to help spark ideas.
1:15 Deep Dive for Level 4 Teams: I will present matching DiSC profiles best suited for leading a team at this level. I will give examples of why these profiles are appropriate, as well as highlight which profiles conflict and how they can better adapt. A discussion will be encouraged on what the best practices and processes are to help the team advance to the next level, some examples will be given to help spark ideas.

1:35 Q&A

1:45 Closing

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding of team maturity levels and associated needs as outlined in the Situational Leadership model
  • Understanding how your DiSC profile influences your style of leadership
  • Understanding of how to adapt your DiSC profile in order to better serve your team at their maturity level
  • Actionable things you can take to your teams in order to help them mature

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Managers

Prerequisites for Attendees

None, as DiSC profiles will be reviewed. However, if participants would like to walk into the session knowing their personal DiSC profile, they may take a free assessment here: https://discpersonalitytesting.com/

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