Courses & Events

Feb
28
Wed
2018
Hull Devs @ Hull Devs
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hull Devs @ Hull Devs | England | United Kingdom

Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company – Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and….” This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly – where should I bury the body?

I’ll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?

HullDevs.net

May
11
Fri
2018
Agile Manchester @ theStudio
May 11 all-day
Agile Manchester @ theStudio | England | United Kingdom

Whilst working as a consultant scrum master, I received an email that questioned my worth to the organisation and, more worryingly, the value a scrum master brings to the scrum team in that role.

How should I respond – be outraged, ignore them or something else? How would you respond?

In the session I’ll take you through their comments, my reaction and my response to the email. We will consider:

* Why does this person view the scrum master role as not important?
* What can I do to change their mind?
* Why is it that you can go from one company to another and have different experiences of what a scrum master is responsible for?

I’ll look at the different scrum master types I’ve experienced whilst working in different organisations and then compare the scrum master role to the Scrum Guide and what it says the role should do.

The session will also cover my personal journey through the process of becoming a professional scrum trainer for scrum.org and how that experience helped me in responding to the email.

http://agilemanchester.net/2018/sessions/index.php?session=35

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Agile Maidenhead @ Alfresco Software
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Agile Maidenhead @ Alfresco Software   | England | United Kingdom

Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company – Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and….” This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly – where should I bury the body?

I’ll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Agile Northants @ Supplyant
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agile Northants @ Supplyant | England | United Kingdom

Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company – Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and….” This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly – where should I bury the body?

I’ll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Agile Yorkshire
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Agile Yorkshire @ England | United Kingdom

Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company – Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and….” This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly – where should I bury the body?

I’ll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Agile Nottingham @ Capital One
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Agile Nottingham @ Capital One | England | United Kingdom

The Scrum guide describes the responsibilities that a Product Owner has in Scrum, but it doesn’t explain how. What things does a PO need to have in their toolbox in order to keep Stakeholders and the rest  of the Scrum Team happy.

In the session we’ll explore the things a successful Product Owner must have in order to survive sprint from sprint.

Amongst other things, we’ll discuss:

  • Stakeholder management and how to do it
  • What metrics a Product Owner should keep and monitor
  • What does a “Ready” look like
  • How does a Product Owner know if the team they’re in are delivering value.
  • How can a Product Owner be part of a team, but yet have the pressures and accountability for deliver on their shoulders.
May
8
Wed
2019
Agile Manchester @ The Studio
May 8 – May 10 all-day
Agile Manchester @ The Studio

I will be attending Agile Manchester, supporting Scrum.org who are a sponsor of the event.

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Agile In Leeds @ Apsley House,
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Agile In Leeds @ Apsley House, | England | United Kingdom

The Scrum guide describes the responsibilities that a Product Owner has in Scrum, but it doesn’t explain how. What things does a PO need to have in their toolbox in order to keep Stakeholders and the rest  of the Scrum Team happy.

In the session we’ll explore the things a successful Product Owner must have in order to survive sprint from sprint.

Amongst other things, we’ll discuss:

  • Stakeholder management and how to do it
  • What metrics a Product Owner should keep and monitor
  • What does a “Ready” look like
  • How does a Product Owner know if the team they’re in are delivering value.
  • How can a Product Owner be part of a team, but yet have the pressures and accountability for deliver on their shoulders.