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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Martin Hinshelwood discusses the multifaceted nature of PSTs and the value they bring to organizations. (3:11 Minutes)
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham discusses the ongoing learning and development required to excel as a PST. (1:05 Minutes)
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In this insightful Scrum Tapas video, PST Ralph Jocham explains that persistence is key to becoming a PST. (1:17 Minutes)
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Does your facilitation support Diversity and Inclusion? Discover how diversity and inclusion can transform your team dynamics and drive success. Unlock the benefits of diverse perspectives and improve team morale.
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In this Scrum Tapas video, the focus is on answering the common question, "Why should we start doing Scrum?" Professional Scrum Trainer Oscar Styf suggests flipping the question around and considering the cost of not doing Scrum. (2:21 Minutes)
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Scrum Masters: Are problems slowing your Scrum team's progress? In this video, PSTs Robert Pieper, Jason Malmstadt, and Gregory Crown will give you tips to help you clear up impediments and get your team working better together. Learn how to build good relationships, ask helpful questions, and solve...
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This activity describes how to facilitate the Perfection Game to get feedback from users.
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Scrum Teams use feedback as a compass to improve and innovate their product. Here are 5 strategies to help teams gather better feedback.
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This activity is designed to help you understand how value is currently measured for your product. It’s also a good activity to improve your current approach to measuring value. It can be facilitated as a workshop for Scrum Teams working on a product or product portfolio together and may include int...
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A cross-functional team is a fundamental part of effectivity. How does this relate to the Scrum Master? Check it out! - Back to the foundations of the Scrum framework (66)
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Dreht sich die Diskussion im Meeting im Kreis? In diesem Artikel erklärt PST Simon Flossmann dir 10 Interventionen, um diese heikle Phase zu überwinden und zu einer Entscheidung zu gelangen:
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Webcast
In this Scrum Pulse, David Spinks, Glaudia Califano and Patricia Kong, co-authors of "Facilitation Professional Scrum Teams, Improve Team Alignment, Effectiveness and Outcomes" will explain how to facilitate and co-design a participatory approach to designing solutions.
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Why Build a Product Box?A product vision should be customer-focused because the product is a mechanism to deliver value to your customers. However, some organizations and teams continue to fall into the trap of predominantly focusing on product features when creating a vision for a product. This pit...
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There are several templates that help create a product vision. One of the most widely-used is the Elevator Pitch. The output of the Elevator Pitch is a simple sentence structure that encourages you to abstract your ideas for a product vision to its essence. It embraces the classic elevator test exer...
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To help a team foster visionary thinking, promote proactive problem solving and align on desired outcomes for a product, teams can use a technique known as the Future Press Release. (Also known as Newspaper Headline or Cover Story.) This technique encourages participants to envision a future where t...
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Working agreements stand as the backbone of collective success. They provide a foundation for self-management and consensus on how to engage, which is crucial for navigating complexity.
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In diesem Artikel teilt PST Simon Flossmann 8 Fragen mit dir, die deine Fähigkeiten als Facilitator enthüllen.
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In this episode of the Scrum.org Community Podcast, host Dave West is joined by the authors of the new book, Facilitating Professional Scrum Teams - Glaudia Califano, Patricia Kong and David Spinks. (37:38 Minutes)
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By David Spinks, Glaudia Califano, Patricia Kong - Scrum requires healthy collaboration, not just between the members of the Scrum Team, but also between the Scrum Team and its stakeholders to gather feedback and input. Collaboration is the heart of thriving Scrum Teams, but most available resources...
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In this toolkit, you will learn how to lead agile teams at the large scale, and how team members fit into both the team and the wider organization.
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In this article, PST Stefan Wolpers unravels the secrets of what makes a Scrum Master not just good but amazingly outstanding. Also, he sheds light on the pitfalls to avoid if you want to keep the respect of your teammates.
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In this episode of the Scrum.org Community Podcast, host Dave West is joined by Douglas Ferguson from Voltage Control to talk about facilitation and the importance of effective facilitation. (27:44 Minutes)
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Are you a part of a Scrum Team looking to enhance your collaboration and communication dynamics? Join this webinar with PST Simon Flossmann and professional coach Christian Hoftstetter as they delve into the secrets of successful Scrum Teams that excel in conflict resolution and foster healthy relat...
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Scrum Masters are often skilled facilitators, and use that skill to help their Scrum teams make decisions and conduct discussions an a positive, productive manner. But does that mean all the facilitation belongs to the Scrum Master? Can others step in as facilitators? And if so, how does a Scrum Mas...
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This blog explores the crucial role of a Product Owner (PO) in managing the Product Backlog. Through facilitation, a PO can enhance team and stakeholder understanding of the Product Backlog, turning it into a narrative that drives everyone towards a shared vision and product goal. We discuss how the...
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In this video, Martin delves deep into the intricacies of consensus in product development, highlighting its importance and the challenges it can present. 🎥🤔
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Does your Scrum Team find itself locked into destructive conflicts where each team member is convinced that their way is the only way, the best way and that everybody else who dares to disagree is crazy? Are you interested in shifting the dynamic from an "us vs. them" adversarial conflict to an "...
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In a world marked by constant change and complexity, effective facilitation has become a critical skill for individuals and organizations alike. Whether you're leading a Sprint Planning event, a brainstorming session, or a strategic planning workshop, the ability to guide conversations, foster inclu...
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In this vlog, join your hosts Andreanna Marshall, a professional Scrum Trainer at scrum.org, and the fantastic Scrum Master, Scott, as they dive deep into the Sprint Retrospective and provide several facilitation techniques to improve the event.
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Thoughts and ideas on how to prevent, resolve, or simply accept it
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One way a Scrum Team can create some understanding and transparency into who needs to be involved during product delivery, is by collaboratively creating a lightweight stakeholder engagement approach to help guide the team.
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To excel as an Agile facilitator, understanding the importance of facilitation skills and mastering the essential Scrum facilitation techniques are paramount. This blog post provides insights into these essentials while shedding light on how our Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ course can aid...
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It's common practice to ask the Scrum Master to take on the role of facilitator in the 5 Scrum events. Let's go beyond this and move towards more learning strategies, for both the Scrum Master and the Scrum Team.
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Podcast
In these 2 episodes of the Agile within podcast, PST Mark Wavle joins to dissect the intricate dynamics of team conflict.
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Use the Liberating Structure “Purpose-to-Practice” to create a plan for the Sprint, and revisit & update the P2P canvas during each Scrum event
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Escape the Rinse and Repeat Cycle with 5 Sprint Retrospective Ideas
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Sprint Reviews are a chance to inspect and adapt. We want feedback!
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In this recorded session of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, Reshma (Simran) Nagrani answers questions about the Scrum Master Accountability, estimations, metrics, facilitation techniques and more! (58:45 Minutes)
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Learning Series
Scrum Teams need to make decisions all the time. Helping teams reach a decision effectively, and gaining necessary buy-in from all team members can be challenging, especially when team members are unclear on who has the final say in making it. Understanding the decision rule, how a decision is made and whose input is required, is necessary because ambiguity in the decision process causes confusion and frustration.
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When it comes to Scrum Teams delivering value effectively, collaboration is key within the team and also externally. Scrum Teams should work closely with their stakeholders and engage and collaborate with them closely during the Sprint to gain valuable insights proactively. This enables them to insp...
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A simple format for the Sprint Retrospective to create a shared understanding with one of the foundational Liberating Structures
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Why create a team working agreement? A team working agreement provides an agreed upon set of guidelines for a Scrum Team to follow, so everyone understands what is expected as they work together in pursuit of delivering value. A team can use a working agreement to help them work toward self-manag...
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Effective Facilitation helps Scrum and Agile Teams leverage differences in positive ways, guiding teams to frame their discussions with clear purpose, decisions, outcomes and engagement with one another. In this article, Patricia Kong talks about how facilitation can make or break team interactions,...
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How Liberating Structures and servant leadership create an environment for Scrum Masters to find support, offer help, and draw inspiration
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Facilitators can use many techniques, but this does guarantee that the outcome will be reached. Ultimately linking the facilitation pattern to the objective of the interaction, makes the event more effective and helps contribute to team success in achieving their goals.
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When to use Facilitation, Coaching, Mentoring or Teaching We often use the words “coaching,” “mentoring,” “teaching,” and “facilitating” informally. We may say that we're being coached on how to become a better golfer, or that the person managing the agenda in a meeting is the meeting's facilitat...
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Scrum events create regularity and transparency and minimize the need for meetings not defined in Scrum. The events are the Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and the Sprint. Often, Scrum events don’t go as planned. Good, lightweight facilitation can help the Scrum Te...
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This is a recording of a facilitation focused presentation by Patricia Kong, Product Owner of Enterprise Agility at Scrum.org at Beyond Agile Israel 2023. (30:42 Minutes)
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Circle of Influence and Control ActivityHighly effective teams focus and are proactive on spending energy on the things that they can make a timely impact. By doing so, they not only enable themselves to change things for the better, they also create positive energy and widen their influence over th...
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Facilitating the dynamics and interactions of Scrum Events is essential towards guiding the scrum team collectively to a shared objective. These five facilitation principles work hand in hand to ensure that your scrum events will become more focused, productive and effective.
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