Presentation on Wed, Mar 5: Scrum Master as Team Coach

Photo by mwms1916

Photo by mwms1916

Becoming a Scrum Master is often a significant transition from other roles you've played, and even after attending certification classes, you may be struggling to make the transition.  What are the soft skills you need to be a great Scrum Master?  

Cherie Silas and I will be sharing our insights at the DFW Agile Community of Practice on Wednesday, March 5.  Inspired by our own journeys in making the transition from project manager to Scrum Master and our current work coaching Scrum Masters in their new roles, we created Beyond Removing Impediments: Scrum Master as Team Coach--

The role of the Scrum Master is about more than removing impediments and facilitating meetings. Scrum Masters act as mirrors for their teams and mentor team members great Scrum Masters coach their teams to high performance every day. We will share a metaphor for teams to use on their journey to high performance and teach Scrum Masters how to be coaches for their teams. Come learn how to give meaningful feedback and ask powerful questions to grow a team.

Join us on Wednesday to learn how you can become a coach for your team (and why I picked a photo of a tree for this post).  

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.