Scrum_Masters_Having_Fun

5 days

Lectures: Lior Friedman / Ilan Kirschenbaum / Anat Alon / Naama Gafni-Lifshitz / Erez Cohen / Alon Linezki

 

 

Scrum is: Lightweight, Simple to understand and Difficult to master״, according to the Scrum Guide.

So.. Are you the scrum master? You have a big a challenge! The scrum guide itself says your role to master Scrum is difficult.. 

What makes it is so difficult? People! This role is focused on people. Influencing people without power and without authority. And as a people's person you know that being efficient doesn't make you necessarily effective. That's a hard sell.

Our next event - March 2019

  

What turns a good scrum master into a great one?

First, she should want to be the best scrum master ever. For that she needs to master agile and scrum theory. And in order to do that she needs to understand that this journey is endless. That is a hard change for her. Secondly, she will need to learn every day how the system thinks, acquire new practices, and then help the system act as one. Make it an integrated unit with a single goal. 

This is why we came up with Scrum Master week: to help Scrum Masters to become their best versions of themselves.

In this week you will focus both on the desired state of mind and on practical tools that will help you in this journey. After this week, you will experience being a Scrum Master as easier and more fun. 

 

*** You can choose to attend the entire week, or pick and choose the right days for you ***

 

What you will learn during this week:

 

Day #1: Building an "A-Team"

You will learn how to build a winning team, which drives the organization forward. In order to achieve that we will examine and understand the 5 dysfunctions of a team which hold  it back . Then, we will acquire tools that allow us to overcome those dysfunctions and help us build an "A Team"

Target audience: Everybody who wishes to acquire additional tools and skills to lead teams, fresh and experience Scrum Masters, Team Leaders is any level and agile coaches leading organizational change.

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Building an "A Team" - March 10th, 2019

 

Day #2: Mastering Sprint Planning

More details coming soon!

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Mastering Sprint Planning - March 11th, 2019

 

Day #3: Effective Scrum Meetings

You will learn how to set the stage and provide clear boundaries within each ceremony. Heck, this practical knowledge will help you in any meeting, not just Scrum. With this knowledge you will get the team to collaborate with each other and with you.

Target audience: Fresh and experience Scrum Masters wishing to acquire additional tools and skills and agile coaches leading organizational change.

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Effective Scrum Meetings - March 12th, 2019

 

Day #4: Retrospective Retreat

You will experience different games and activities to use in your retrospectives. This toolkit will help you push the team/s forward to continuous improvement.

Target audience: Fresh and experienced Scrum Masters who appreciate the importance of retrospectives, and struggle with making them effective, productive and (not least important) fun.

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Retrospective Retreat - March 13th, 2019

 

Day #5: Agile Leadership Skills

We will learn important skills that will help us lead without authority, how to evolve as a leader, adjust the state of mind and acquire effective tools for influence and create a mindset-shift to become an agile leader.

Target audience: Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Product Managers, Agile Coaches   wishing to acquire tools and skills for leading an organizational change.

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Agile Leadership Skills - March 14th, 2019

 

Workshop Outline

Day #1: Building an "A-Team"  

  • What is the definition of a team? 
  • Overview of the 5 dysfunctions of a team model
  • Building trust within a team
  • Mastering conflict facilitation
  • Achieving team commitment
  • Embracing team accountability
  • Focusing on results
  • Common traps in team building activity
  • Team Building roadmap 

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Building an "A Team" - March 10th, 2019

 

Day #2: Mastering Sprint Planning

More details coming soon!

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Mastering Sprint Planning - March 11th, 2019

 

Day #3: Effective Scrum Meetings

  • What is the difference between coach ​and facilitator, and why does it matter? 
  • The basic rules ​of facilitation
  • How to ​get prepared for ​facilitating Scrum ceremonies​?
  • Simulation​s​ - ​Get practical experience ​and peer feedback in facilitating Scrum ceremonies
  • Typical facilitation traps and pitfalls and how to handle ​them?

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Effective Scrum Meetings - March 12th, 2019

 

Day #4: Retrospective Retreat

  • Retrospective recommended structure
  • Retrospective goals - on what to focus and on what not to 
  • Different techniques to gather data
  • Different techniques to analyze data and generate insights
  • Different techniques to create effective action items (decide what to do)
  • Traps and pitfalls of retrospectives

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Retrospective Retreat - March 13th, 2019

 

Day #5: Agile Leadership Skills

  • What we know vs. What we thought about leadership? 
  • Agile leadership in practice 
  • The new mental state of responsibility 
  • Build leader and team vision
  • Identify and grow your team maturity 
  • Identify and promote the Leadership in my "Tribe"
  • Delegation – Why and When to delegate? 
  • Influencing people without having authority

Eventbrite - Scrum Master week: Agile Leadership Skills - March 14th, 2019