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Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast: Agile storytelling from the trenches

Every week day, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Business Consultant Vasco Duarte interviews Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches from all over the world to get you actionable advice, new tips and tricks, improve your craft as a Scrum Master with daily doses of inspiring conversations with Scrum Masters from the all over the world. Stay tuned for BONUS episodes when we interview Agile gurus and other thought leaders in the business space to bring you the Agile Business perspective you need to succeed as a Scrum Master. Some of the topics we discuss include: Agile Business, Agile Strategy, Retrospectives, Team motivation, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!
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Jan 20, 2024

BONUS: Unleashing the Power of Tension (Meetings) in Agile Teams with Sara Clark

Are you an Agile Coach or Scrum Master looking to revolutionize your team dynamics? 

Dive into our latest podcast episode featuring Sara, a pioneer in "Tension Meetings." 

These meetings can transform conflicts into fuel for growth. 

But what exactly are they? How can they reshape your team's future? Keep reading and uncover the secrets to harnessing tension!

The Genesis of Tension Meetings

Sara's journey from higher education to Agile methodologies led her to discover "Tension Meetings" while working in a volunteer collective.

Despite the initial failure, these meetings proved instrumental in addressing underlying conflicts.

The concept, rooted in Holacracy, begins with the premise that "something feels off," serving 

Tension Meetings in Action

Imagine a software team sitting down to address their unspoken challenges. Sara provides invaluable tips on setting up these meetings, emphasizing collective problem-solving and approaching tensions with curiosity.

The key? Building trust within the team and creating a non-threatening environment for open dialogue.

Wondering how to facilitate a tension meeting effectively? The podcast episode is packed with insider tips.

The Transformative Impact of Tension Meetings:

Sara shares real-world examples illustrating the profound impact of Tension Meetings on team dynamics and problem-solving.

By carving out space for these discussions, teams can not only resolve current issues but also proactively address future challenges.

Intrigued by the potential outcomes of Tension Meetings? The podcast sheds light on real success stories.

As Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters, it's vital to continuously evolve and embrace innovative practices. Here are your key takeaways from our conversation with Sara:

  1. Identify and Embrace Tensions: Recognize the signs of unresolved tensions and see them as opportunities for growth.

  2. Facilitate with Curiosity and Trust: Learn to guide your team through these meetings with an open mind and a focus on building trust.

  3. Transform Tensions into Team Strengths: Use these meetings to turn challenges into collective goals and future-focused solutions.

For a deeper dive into "Tension Meetings," including practical tips and real-life examples, don't miss our full podcast episode. Hear from Sara herself and start transforming your Agile practices today!

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About Sara Clark

Sara brings to us over 15 years of experience facilitating dialogue, training, and healthy culture in highly diverse teams. Her passion lies at the intersection of intercultural communication, liberation, and play. Sara draws from Agile and Next Economy practices to keep value flowing in her public benefit cooperative, Ember Co-op, and in her company, Curious Ways.

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