When Scrum Masters reach a successful state with the team, they will feel confident to skip a few events with the team. That’s a good way to help the team take more ownership of the events, and eventually take over.
Thomas shares is recipe to “step back” from the work with the team, and let them take over.
Thomas asks us to consider the retrospective as an adaptable practice which is flexible to the needs of the team at a certain time. He’s asking us to have a structured approach (a “box”) to which we bring many different exercises and activities to help the team reach their breakthroughs.
In this segment, we refer to the Toyota Kata format.
About Thomas Kofoed
Passionate Agile Coach / Scrum Master. Thomas focuses on engaging people while helping organizations and teams evolve their products guided by the feedback from their customers/users.
Thomas switches between Facilitation Coaching and Teaching (sometimes Mentoring). He's open about his purpose and that he strives to get his teams to where they don't need him but might miss him :-)
You can link with Thomas Kofoed on LinkedIn.