Who's your Scrum Master
A scrum master's exhibits leadership style described in McGregor's theory X or Theory Y. The Scrum guide describes a Scrum Master as "responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide and they do this by helping everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values"- A servant- Leader. Servant-leadership focuses on collaboration, trust, empathy and the usage of power ethically.
Servant-leadership is something lots of Scrum Masters struggle to balance. For some, they take that literarily and will often run after their team, while some still have the command-and-control mindset.
Does you Scrum Master encourages collaboration among the teams or act as a gate keeper? Or perhaps your scrum master is the type that usually brings round the coffee and biscuits. Which is your scrum master? A postman, Seagull or Scrum Mum?
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
2-5 Mins- Introduction - introduce myself and the topic. Ask people to identify if they are scrum masters or work within scrum a team
7-10 Mins- Ask the participants at the tables to describe who their scrum master is. Discuss what the Scrum master's leadership style is
20 Mins- Describe persona that I have attributed to the leadership style of a scrum master. I will give examples as it relates with Scrum masters i have worked with in the past that exhibited each persona
5 Mins- Conclusion- This will be a debrief of the session. Ask the participants if they relate with any of the persona or had experience of such.
- Understanding of what the role of a scrum master is not
- You will be able to identify with the persona of a scrum master and how to work with Scrum team
- Understand the service of a scrum master to the scrum team and organisation.
Scrum Team, Managers, Delivery team and anyone interested in scrum
Prerequisites for Attendees
Simply bring your curiosity.
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