What makes a good ScrumMaster 2

Scrum has only three roles: the Product Owner, the Scrum Master, and the Dev Team. Scrum names three roles because the framework needs all three roles, they are all as important as each other and all are vital to the successful implementation of Scrum. But of the three key roles the Scrum Master is the…

The Confusion Over Story Points.

In my last post I referred to the myth that Scrum Masters can make themselves redundant, the other most common and persistent myth I regularly hear is that Story Points are a measure of complexity. No, no, no. Story points are just about relative size.   That’s it, nothing more. There really is nothing complicated…

What makes a good Scrum Master?

The Scrum Master job is proving to be quite an enigma, management seems to struggle to see the value, there are numerous myths about how a Scrum Masters goal is to make themselves redundant which further fuels the confusion of management as to whether they are even needed, others have a view that a Scrum…

The myth that voluntary overtime is commendable

I was chatting to a friend last night, he is a manager of an IT department and I used to manage a software department before I became a Scrum Master so we tend to talk a lot about management techniques and especially how a lot of the successful traditional techniques map to Scrum.  It is…