The ScrumMaster's Diary
Thoughts from the Scrummaster's Diary, our thoughts as Scrum Professionals.
"I'd rather have a hole in my team, than an @$$hole in my team"
Its a great quote and I love it. I heard it second hand, but I believe Dan Jacobs (Apple) I have to credit for it. Scrum puts teams under pressure to build production ready software in every sprint. Fact.
My Top 5 ScrumMaster Bloopers
I've observed a number of different ScrumMasters facilitating a number of scrum teams and I thought I would summarise the most common pitfalls/bad habits I see most ScrumMasters fall into. By no means am I perfect either, as some of these I even notice myself doing!!!
Ouija Board Estimation / Seance Sizing
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true!