Scrum Master? Agile Coach? Product Owner? Where does your career path lead you?

Are you unsure what a scrum master is, or a product owner, or an agile coach and how you get there? Are you in one of those roles trying to figure out how to transition to another? This track is for you!

Meg Ward has been all of the above and then some over the course of her career and is here to talk role 101 - what is it, and role 201 - how might you move between them.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

2m - intro (who am I, why should you care, WIIFM)

10m - Quick overview of the many flavors of agile (scrum, kanban, scrumban, growth hacking, etc)

20m - Overview of the various roles on a scrum team/in an agile organization (Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Product Owner, Stakeholder, etc)

5m - My career as an example of how one might move through the various roles

10-15m - group discussion about where people are and where they want to go next

Remainder - Overall career and role Q&A

Learning Outcome

Participants should come away from the talk with an understanding what the various roles are in agile organizations, an understanding of their current role, and a starting path forward to whatever additional roles they may wish to move into.

Target Audience

People just starting in their agile careers and looking for a path, as well as those a little bit in wondering what their next steps.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Bring an understanding of your current role and an intellectual curiosity.

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  • Lynn Winterboer
    By Lynn Winterboer  ~  5 months ago
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    Hi Meg, This is an important session to have in the Career Track. I suggest defining a "takeaway" that people will leave with to encourage them to go after their goals (or something like that). Perhaps they partner with another in the room to define their first step, when they will take it, and how their partner will know they've taken it (accountability)?  You might also want to consider reducing the scope to just one of the roles ("What's next for a Scrum Master?") just so you can go deep enough to create real value for the attendees. We may want to develop a separate session for POs, SMs, Team Members...?


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