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Friday, April 17 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Help! The Scrum Master IS the Impediment!

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The change in mindset necessary to become a servant leader is incredibly hard for a scrum master who comes from command and control background. As a newly minted Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), I returned to my team excited and ready to get underway with a scrum adoption. Unfortunately, I had not fully grasped the concept of servant leadership. Instead of being a change agent, I was an impediment.

My own cautionary tale is unfortunately a common one. Well meaning people with 2 day certifications can do a lot of damage to a new scrum team. Attendees will learn about the difficulties of becoming a scrum master, how scrum team members need to embrace the scrum values to promote healthy team practices, and that even certified scrum masters can lose their way.

We will tackle questions such as:
•What makes the transition from project manager to scrum master so difficult?
•How should a scrum master approach a transition from project manager to scrum master?
•How can I help my scrum master embrace a servant leadership mindset?
•What are the scrum values and how do they guide resolving this type of impediment?
•What steps can a team take to resolve the scrum master impediment?

Attendees will walk away with practical ways they can inspect their own scrum practices to ensure they do not become impediments to their team's success.

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Ryan Ripley

Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams for the past 10 years in development, scrum master and management roles. He’s worked at various fortune 1000 companies in the medical device, whole sale, and financial services industries. Ryan is great at taking tests and holds the PMI-ACP... Read More →

Friday April 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Theodore Roosevelt NCAA

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