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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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May 18, 2016

There are many organizations that still believe in the old roles. Project Manager role being one of them. In this episode we discuss how those roles detract from the team’s performance and how to help people see the need for change.

 

About Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard is an Agile Coach with Improving in Dallas who helps people discover and develop their agile instincts. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, an organizer of the Dallas-Fort Worth Scrum user group, a foodie, and a trebuchet builder.

You can connect with Allison Pollard on Twitter, and link with Allison Pollard on LinkedIn.

May 17, 2016

Fake harmony (which Lencioni calls “fear of conflict”) can lead a team to under perform. Allison tells us one such story and how she was able to get the team to open up and go to the next level in performance.

About Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard is an Agile Coach with Improving in Dallas who helps people discover and develop their agile instincts. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, an organizer of the Dallas-Fort Worth Scrum user group, a foodie, and a trebuchet builder.

You can connect with Allison Pollard on Twitter, and link with Allison Pollard on LinkedIn.

May 16, 2016

As Scrum Masters we are committed to the work we do and want to help teams succeed. Sometimes however we are too committed and that has an impact on our relationships with managers. Allison tells us how she learned to be authentic and committed, but still keep a positive relationship with the managers of the teams she works with.

May 12, 2016

Leadership is the topic of this week and we discovered some of the key aspects of that responsibility for Scrum Masters. In this last episode on the topic we look at different Leadership models and suggest how you can develop your own model to apply it on the day-to-day work.

About Sean Dunn

Sean is an Enterprise Agile Coach with IHS Global. He has been involved with agile development for 8 years as a developer, product owner, and agile coach.  Prior to his exposure to agile development Sean spent 13 years in the Canadian Army.  In fact, Sean is known to point out that the Army is far more agile than most people think.

That background in the Canadian Army influenced his view of Leadership and the role of Leadership in creating and developing great teams.

You can connect with Sean Dunn on LinkedIn, check out Sean Dunn on the Scrum Alliance or email him at sean.dunn@ihs.com.

Check out Sean Dunn’s blog on leadership.

May 11, 2016

Conflict is a productive part of the evolution of a team. No conflict in a team means the team is not evolving. In this episode we talk about how to manage conflict and enable product conflict that helps teams solve problems and evolve!

About Sean Dunn

Sean is an Enterprise Agile Coach with IHS Global. He has been involved with agile development for 8 years as a developer, product owner, and agile coach.  Prior to his exposure to agile development Sean spent 13 years in the Canadian Army.  In fact, Sean is known to point out that the Army is far more agile than most people think.

That background in the Canadian Army influenced his view of Leadership and the role of Leadership in creating and developing great teams.

You can connect with Sean Dunn on LinkedIn, check out Sean Dunn on the Scrum Alliance or email him at sean.dunn@ihs.com.

Check out Sean Dunn’s blog on leadership.

May 10, 2016

How do we build trust? The first step in Lencioni’s model talks about building and creating trust. But how do we help the teams create trust? In this episode we talk about the signs of lack of trust and the consequences of lack of trust. One such consequence is “politics”, we discuss how to be aware and handle situations where “politics” rule the day.

About Sean Dunn

Sean is an Enterprise Agile Coach with IHS Global. He has been involved with agile development for 8 years as a developer, product owner, and agile coach.  Prior to his exposure to agile development Sean spent 13 years in the Canadian Army.  In fact, Sean is known to point out that the Army is far more agile than most people think.

That background in the Canadian Army influenced his view of Leadership and the role of Leadership in creating and developing great teams.

You can connect with Sean Dunn on LinkedIn, check out Sean Dunn on the Scrum Alliance or email him at sean.dunn@ihs.com.

Check out Sean Dunn’s blog on leadership.

May 9, 2016

In this episode we review the model that Patrick Lencioni describes in his book: The 5 Dysfunctions of a team. All models are wrong, but some are useful, and this model by Lencioni is the basis for our action as Scrum Masters. The model creates a common language that helps us coordinate work with other Scrum Masters and with the teams we work with.

About Sean Dunn

Sean is an Enterprise Agile Coach with IHS Global. He has been involved with agile development for 8 years as a developer, product owner, and agile coach.  Prior to his exposure to agile development Sean spent 13 years in the Canadian Army.  In fact, Sean is known to point out that the Army is far more agile than most people think.

That background in the Canadian Army influenced his view of Leadership and the role of Leadership in creating and developing great teams.

You can connect with Sean Dunn on LinkedIn, check out Sean Dunn on the Scrum Alliance or email him at sean.dunn@ihs.com.

Check out Sean Dunn’s blog on leadership.

May 6, 2016

There are many system conditions that affect our organizations,in this episode we talk about several of them and focus on Purpose.Book resource: The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The LearningOrganization; Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing AgileLeaders; Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

 

About Paul Marshall

Paul loves Agility because he believes its the introduction ofresponsible human beings to software-engineering.

Paul used to work as software engineer and agile manager in anoutsourcing environment for 13 years. In the last two years he'sbeen working as full - time ScrumMaster

Paul has been involved in the NVC community for several yearsand is trained as a coach & conflict mediator & generalfacilitator based on NVC-methods

You can connect with PaulMarshall on Twitter.

May 5, 2016

In this episode we discuss some of the possible metrics ofsuccess. Blog resource: How we ended up with Microservices by Phil Calçado.

 

About Paul Marshall

Paul loves Agility because he believes its the introduction ofresponsible human beings to software-engineering.

Paul used to work as software engineer and agile manager in anoutsourcing environment for 13 years. In the last two years he'sbeen working as full - time ScrumMaster

Paul has been involved in the NVC community for several yearsand is trained as a coach & conflict mediator & generalfacilitator based on NVC-methods

You can connect with PaulMarshall on Twitter.

May 4, 2016

The change process is very different when we are trying tochange ourselves vs changing the organization. In this episode wediscuss the difference between those two processes.

 

About Paul Marshall

Paul loves Agility because he believes its the introduction ofresponsible human beings to software-engineering.

Paul used to work as software engineer and agile manager in anoutsourcing environment for 13 years. In the last two years he'sbeen working as full - time ScrumMaster

Paul has been involved in the NVC community for several yearsand is trained as a coach & conflict mediator & generalfacilitator based on NVC-methods

You can connect with PaulMarshall on Twitter.

May 3, 2016

There are many self-destructive behaviors and in this episode wedescribe some of the most common. Book resource: CollaborationExplained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders

 

About Paul Marshall

Paul loves Agility because he believes its the introduction ofresponsible human beings to software-engineering.

Paul used to work as software engineer and agile manager in anoutsourcing environment for 13 years. In the last two years he'sbeen working as full - time ScrumMaster

Paul has been involved in the NVC community for several yearsand is trained as a coach & conflict mediator & generalfacilitator based on NVC-methods

You can connect with PaulMarshall on Twitter.

May 2, 2016

We often face the blame pattern. This pattern is an indication of conflict, and how we deal with that can help or destroy the team. Book resource: Teamwork Is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility

About Paul Marshall

Paul loves Agility because he believes its the introduction of responsible human beings to software-engineering.

Paul used to work as software engineer and agile manager in an outsourcing environment for 13 years. In the last two years he's been working as full - time ScrumMaster

Paul has been involved in the NVC community for several years and is trained as a coach & conflict mediator & general facilitator based on NVC-methods

You can connect with Paul Marshall on Twitter.

Apr 29, 2016

Go around, talk to people and use the daily meeting as the sensor for possible team problems.

About Alicia McLain

Alicia coaches, trains and transforms mid-size to large companies domestically & internationally.  

Alicia has had 12 years coaching & consulting in Project/Program Management; 3 Years Software Development Management; and 10 years in the Agile community as a hands on transformation leader, trainer and coach.

You can link with Alicia McLain in LinkedIn, and connect with Alicia McLain on Twitter.

Apr 28, 2016

Setting the example of leadership and collaboration is one of the hardest tasks for Scrum Masters. Alicia explains how she goes about this and why it is so important.

 

About Alicia McLain

Alicia coaches, trains and transforms mid-size to large companies domestically & internationally.  

Alicia has had 12 years coaching & consulting in Project/Program Management; 3 Years Software Development Management; and 10 years in the Agile community as a hands on transformation leader, trainer and coach.

You can link with Alicia McLain in LinkedIn, and connect with Alicia McLain on Twitter.

Apr 27, 2016

There are many change management models. The key is to select and learn one of those very well.

In this episode we also discuss the book Lean Change Management by Jason Little.

About Alicia McLain

Alicia coaches, trains and transforms mid-size to large companies domestically & internationally.  

Alicia has had 12 years coaching & consulting in Project/Program Management; 3 Years Software Development Management; and 10 years in the Agile community as a hands on transformation leader, trainer and coach.

You can link with Alicia McLain in LinkedIn, and connect with Alicia McLain on Twitter.

Apr 26, 2016

The daily meeting is one of the key collaboration catalysts for teams. Facilitating effective daily meetings is an art that we must learn.

 

About Alicia McLain

Alicia coaches, trains and transforms mid-size to large companies domestically & internationally.  

Alicia has had 12 years coaching & consulting in Project/Program Management; 3 Years Software Development Management; and 10 years in the Agile community as a hands on transformation leader, trainer and coach.

You can link with Alicia McLain in LinkedIn, and connect with Alicia McLain on Twitter.

Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes teams and business drift apart, but we need to bring them together for the team to function effectively together.

About Alicia McLain

Alicia coaches, trains and transforms mid-size to large companies domestically & internationally.  

Alicia has had 12 years coaching & consulting in Project/Program Management; 3 Years Software Development Management; and 10 years in the Agile community as a hands on transformation leader, trainer and coach.

You can link with Alicia McLain in LinkedIn, and connect with Alicia McLain on Twitter.

Apr 22, 2016

David Bernstein is the author of the book Beyond Legacy Code (http://BeyondLegacyCode.com). He’s trained over 8,000 developers at companies around the world where his book’s advice has been successfully applied. His firm, To Be Agile (http://ToBeAgile.com), helps developers adopt Extreme Programming practices such as test driven development, refactoring, and continuous integration.

You can link with David Bernstein on LinkedIn and connect with David Bernstein on Twitter.

Apr 21, 2016

About David Berstein

David Bernstein is the author of the book Beyond Legacy Code (http://BeyondLegacyCode.com). He’s trained over 8,000 developers at companies around the world where his book’s advice has been successfully applied. His firm, To Be Agile (http://ToBeAgile.com), helps developers adopt Extreme Programming practices such as test driven development, refactoring, and continuous integration.

You can link with David Bernstein on LinkedIn and connect with David Bernstein on Twitter.

Apr 20, 2016

David Bernstein is the author of the book Beyond Legacy Code (http://BeyondLegacyCode.com). He’s trained over 8,000 developers at companies around the world where his book’s advice has been successfully applied. His firm, To Be Agile (http://ToBeAgile.com), helps developers adopt Extreme Programming practices such as test driven development, refactoring, and continuous integration.

You can link with David Bernstein on LinkedIn and connect with David Bernstein on Twitter.

Apr 19, 2016

David Bernstein is the author of the book Beyond Legacy Code (http://BeyondLegacyCode.com). He’s trained over 8,000 developers at companies around the world where his book’s advice has been successfully applied. His firm, To Be Agile (http://ToBeAgile.com), helps developers adopt Extreme Programming practices such as test driven development, refactoring, and continuous integration.

You can link with David Bernstein on LinkedIn and connect with David Bernstein on Twitter

Apr 18, 2016

David Bernstein is the author of the book Beyond Legacy Code (http://BeyondLegacyCode.com). He’s trained over 8,000 developers at companies around the world where his book’s advice has been successfully applied. His firm, To Be Agile (http://ToBeAgile.com), helps developers adopt Extreme Programming practices such as test driven development, refactoring, and continuous integration.

You can link with David Bernstein on LinkedIn and connect with David Bernstein on Twitter.

Apr 15, 2016

There are many tools and approaches we can use to define and understand the system we work within. Victor explains how he uses conversations and Value Stream Mapping in his attempt to understand the system he works within.

 

About Victor Bonnacci

Vic coaches software teams at Bio-Rad Laboratories using Scrum and XP practices. He's worked in IT for twenty years; first as a webmaster, programmer, project manager and currently as a scrum master and coach. Vic lives in Southern California where he is very active in the local community, and he hosts the Agile Coffee podcast.

You can link with Victor Bonnacci on LinkedIn, and connect with Victor Bonnacci on Twitter.

Be sure to follow Victor Bonnacci’s podcast: Agile Coffee.

Apr 14, 2016

Defining success is difficult enough, but when we forget the values that Agile and XP bring to the picture it becomes even harder. Victor invites us to start with the values that we are supposed to be following: the Scrum, XP and Agile values.

About Victor Bonnacci

Vic coaches software teams at Bio-Rad Laboratories using Scrum and XP practices. He's worked in IT for twenty years; first as a webmaster, programmer, project manager and currently as a scrum master and coach. Vic lives in Southern California where he is very active in the local community, and he hosts the Agile Coffee podcast.

You can link with Victor Bonnacci on LinkedIn, and connect with Victor Bonnacci on Twitter.

Be sure to follow Victor Bonnacci’s podcast: Agile Coffee.

Apr 13, 2016

There are many factors to take into account in a change process. When many teams are involved this becomes an even more important realization. Victor explains his experience with a large Entreprise change management process.

 

About Victor Bonnacci

Vic coaches software teams at Bio-Rad Laboratories using Scrum and XP practices. He's worked in IT for twenty years; first as a webmaster, programmer, project manager and currently as a scrum master and coach. Vic lives in Southern California where he is very active in the local community, and he hosts the Agile Coffee podcast.

You can link with Victor Bonnacci on LinkedIn, and connect with Victor Bonnacci on Twitter.

Be sure to follow Victor Bonnacci’s podcast: Agile Coffee.

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