January 14, 2020

Koos Coach in the "This is not Scrum" comic (episode 1)

In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations. I want to share my experiences via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum.

We need Scrum

Adopting Scrum involves a deep change in the mindset of people and cannot be taken lightheartedly.

Koos Coach: We need Scrum (by roland flemm)

If this story resonates with you, please share:

  • What experience do you have with Scrum being adopted for all the wrong reasons?
  • Which other poor Scrum adoption approaches (besides announcing) did you observe?
  • What hilarious Scrum situation were you in I could turn into a comic?

Actively doing nothing

Many people who are new to Scrum do not have a clear understanding of the Scrum Master role. Scrum Masters say they "actively do nothing", meaning that they are observing the team to be able to coach them effectively. This is a good practice, but it might not be the best answer to explain what the Scrum Master role entails.

koos coach actively doing nothing

If this story resonates with you, please share:

  • What would be a better way to explain the Scrum Master role to a novice?
  • What happens if a Scrum Master is very active?