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  • Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

    The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile. InfoQ interviewed Len about supporting people in adopting agile practices, what it takes to become a catalyst, and how catalysts can start and energize change initiatives.

  • Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

    by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Mar 17, 2014 5

    Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think with this approach– you could even be losing money. Discover the true impact of timesharing your agile coaches, and learn about implications for your financial bottom line that you probably have not considered.

  • Scrum Master: Position or Role?

    by Brian Lawrence on  Nov 05, 2013 4

    Scrum common wisdom says a Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master (SM). For new teams, this make sense. But as teams mature, do they still need a dedicated SM? Can an SM have multiple teams? Can the team assume the role within themselves? This article proposes that for mature teams, a dedicated SM is no longer needed.

What Do You Look For In a Servant Leader?

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Oct 29, 2013

In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader. 1

What Scrum Master Are You Hiring?

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Mar 11, 2013

Have you looked at some of the ads for Scrum Masters lately? Some ads include the need for PMPs or they say they will give you a bonus if you complete the project... 17

Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 04, 2012

Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.

The Leadership Challenge

Posted by Badri Srinivasan on  Apr 20, 2012

In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6

Manager 2.0: The Role of the Manager in Scrum

Posted by Pete Deemer on  Jul 23, 2010

Scrum defines no role for a manager. Pete Deemer explores consequences and options for managers, including redefining the managerial role and appointing the manager as Scrum Master. 6

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