Unlocking the Power of Coaching

5 Tipps How Scrum Masters Can Help Teams Reach Their Full Potential

Britta Ollrogge, MBA
3 min readFeb 26, 2023
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As a Scrum Master, you are the driving force behind an agile team. You are responsible for ensuring that the team works according to the rules of the Scrum framework and is constantly improving. Therefore, one of the essential tools in your arsenal is your coaching ability.

A coach is someone who helps other people reach their full potential. In Scrum Teams, coaching means helping your team improve and succeed. Coaching skills include listening, giving feedback, asking questions, showing empathy, providing clarity, and maintaining a positive attitude. As a Scrum Master, you are a coach to your team. You help your team achieve their goals by improving their skills and teaching them how to work according to the rules of the Scrum framework. By enhancing your coaching skills, you can ensure that your team is successful and continually growing.

Here are five tips on improving your coaching skills and making your team more successful.

  1. Listen actively
    As a Scrum Master, you need to be a good listener. You need to understand what your team is saying and what they are not saying. So actively listen when your team talks about their challenges and problems. Ask open-ended questions to deepen the conversation…



Britta Ollrogge, MBA

I write on Self Improvement 🌱, Productivity 🎯, and Agile Product Development 🏄. My goal is to inspire.💡https://www.britta-ollrogge-consulting.com