Recently I received two requests for freelance assignments in which the clients made a distinction between Scrum Master vs. Agile Coach.
One of them said: “We are looking for a Scrum Master, not an Agile Coach!”
In the other request, the client described: “In the first phase, we need an Agile Coach who also conducts training, and in the second phase, when the team knows what Scrum is, a Scrum Master who (strictly!) ensures that the team follows the rules.”
These two examples indicate how many companies see these roles:
Do you sometimes dream of lying in a hammock under palm trees instead of doing your unloved job? Why don’t you do it? Is it the circumstances, your family, the economy, your financial possibilities that keep you away?
It isn’t. It is only you because it is your decision.
A few years ago, when I was an employee, the following situation arose: I was sitting in my office in front of my laptop, looking out the window to the central train station. The project was dragging, I didn’t see any sense in my job anymore, and I just wanted to…
Many people are stuck in their comfort zone, even if they are not happy. We know where we stand and what the people expect from us. And even if the unknown looks like it could be much better, we remain in the known.
Security and happiness are not the same. And happiness always requires a little courage.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned so that we can have the life that is waiting for us.” (Joseph Campbell)
Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, studied the power of stories in our culture and our lives…
Estimating effort is a standard practice in many projects and also in product development. Depending on the project, management, the customer, and other stakeholders want to know:
The Product Owner is the stakeholder’s point of contact in this process, and they expect that he/she answers these questions. …
Do you want to get a short overview of Kanban? Here you are.
At the heart of Kanban, there are four principles and six practices.
David J. Anderson used the Kanban method as an approach for incremental, evolutionary process and system changes in companies’ area of knowledge work.
Have you ever experienced this: You finally got your dream job, but you feel a vague dissatisfaction? Is it the colleagues, the company, the workplace, or yourself? Or is the dream job perhaps not your dream at all, but just someone else’s dream?
Dissatisfaction is a helpful feeling. It shows you that something is not right and that a change is necessary.
Find out if what you are doing is really your dream job. Take 45–60 minutes to reflect.
Go through the following questions and write down your answers, ideas, and other insights that come into your mind:
Who doesn’t wish for it: three magic drops every day, and nervousness, fatigue, and tension fall away from you. Is it that simple? What can CBD oil do, and what can’t it do?
The abbreviation CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is extracted from the hemp plant. However, hemp should not be confused with marijuana. CBD is extracted from fibrous hemp, which contains no or minimal THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). While THC causes intoxication, CBD has no psychoactive effects.
2020 was an exceptional year. Many plans could not be realized, and goals have become obsolete. I was hoping for a better 2021, but so far, it doesn’t look like it will get better. It seems pointless to define goals as the future is more uncertain than ever.
But isn’t it always like that? You never know what’s coming, and from one day to the next, everything can change. But what is quite clear now is that the restrictions left us very little room for maneuver. I can’t do everything I want to do for business because projects have been…
If you look at role descriptions for Scrum Masters, you will always find the task “meeting facilitation”.
The Scrum Guide states: “The Scrum Master serves the Scrum Team in several ways, including: […] Ensuring that all Scrum events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox.”
And also: “The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including: […] Facilitating stakeholder collaboration as requested or needed.”
But what does it mean? What should you as a Scrum Master do before and during a meeting to fulfill these requirements? Everyone seems to have their own answers to…
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” (Oscar Wilde)
I never really got on with diary writing in the past. Of course, I had heard that it was supposed to be good practice, and I always bought blank books regularly since my youth and made the resolution to write. But it did not come to it, or I gave it up after 2–3 days again.
Meanwhile, I have found an easy way to incorporate it into my morning routine and write daily.
Many psychologists comment on the positive effects of…
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