Agile            Attitudes & AbilitiesImage by news.com.au                                    Image by                    ...
 Scrum guy!  Background in traditional   PM  ‘Agilist’ for almost a   decade  Blog about Scrum           www.scrumsho...
Attitudes   Abilities
So who cares?
‘House of Agile’              FDD             RUP     DSDM             RAD                            ScrumXP            C...
‘House of Agile’                              FDD                   RUP                    Crystal                        ...
y Craftedview.com
ScrumMaster Definition
2.                                          1.                                                  Noun                      ...
Image by Presidio of Moterey
Leading without authorityHardest to lead without authorityHarder to leadHard to join               Difficulty
Image by Welsnet
Qualities of True Servant Leadership                                       No ego                     Extremely approachab...
Self org teams              S         E   L   F                            O R G A N I                                    ...
ScrumMaster acts as wise wizardlen
So I’m concerned…
Image by Scrumshortcuts.comOur industry is progressing but doeseveryone get it?
Focus onImage by CrazyFast
Focus on the functions     Release Management                                      Iteration Planning       Burndown Chart...
Let’s look at the evidence…
Job Ad 1 Agile Project Manager                      …adherence to all Scrum Master                               documenta...
Job Ad 2Scrum Master /Project Mgr                                         Sprint planning meeting(s)Shield teams from exte...
Simply a co-ordinator role?Just the tip of the iceberg                              Image by Guille Avalos
Attitudes Vs Functions Functions will evolve
Attitudes Vs FunctionsShould be aware and proficient                ATTITUDES                B                I           ...
What not to do
Bestow because they know the rules back to front        Image by amazon.com
So what are we looking for?Enact change without fear        Diplomatic without being politicalSelfless without downplaying...
Enact change without fear
“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”                                      -Woodrow Wilson (American Pre...
Diplomatic not political
 ‘Hub’ connecting                             the ‘spokes’                            Subtle diplomacy                  ...
Behave selflessly (without downplaying the role)
Image by Podiumcafe.com                                                              Image by The                         ...
Protecting or over-protecting?
Image by Leah Bend
So what are we looking for?Enact change without fear        Diplomatic without being politicalSelfless without downplaying...
Who here is a project manager or ex-PM?Image by ramonbonetfotos
Who arrived under the common assumptionthat the ScrumMaster = Scrum PM?
WIDE BELIEFScrumMaster = Scrum Project Manager
Some more evidence…
Image by
This is incorrect:               – “On Scrum projects we acknowledge the untenable role of                 the project man...
Ken Schwaber coined the term „ScrumMaster‟ in 1997as a reminder that…
+SM    IS     NOT   PM -   Some                   bits
ScrumVocabulary    ISVocabulary forchange
Master ofprocess     NOT   people
So what happens to all the important                     PM functions?
ScopeImage by Salendron
ScopeBudget         Image by Jeffbelmonte
ScopeScheduling             Image by Garry L Bookerelsnet
ProductScrumMaster                       Owner              PM          Developers
So why the tight coupling?
Project       ScrumMaster                     Manager  Certainly some overlapNo legacy role – candidates?
Image by Markb120                                           Image by boarderland        Existential threat = go to familia...
Why is this a problem?Wrong people to do the right jobMany transitions less than stellar...                               ...
Scrum incompatible
Scrum incompatible                      Maintain command control authority                      Attached to up-front pla...
Good News Transition from  PM to SM is  very common Able to find  their inner-  agilist ‘Drop and  embrace’            ...
Scrum compatible                   Protective of                    their teams                   Excellent risk &      ...
So can a PM become a SM?
ABSOLUTELY!      But…      DoesPM     not      equal     SM      Not the     only one     who can     become
Remember…
 Not simply a                          functional list                         Not the exclusive                        ...
Image by kk               Not anyone can be a ScrumMaster              but a ScrumMaster could be anyone
Questions?       Stay in contact:               Ilan Goldstein           @ilagile           axisagile.com           scrums...
Images used in this presentation – with special thanks to their talented creators1 – Advance Australia Fair – News.com.au ...
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In this Agile Australia 2012 talk, Ilan Goldstein from AxisAgile (http://www.axisagile.com) discusses the attitudes and abilities that an Agile leader needs to be successful.

Highlights include:
- 4 key attitudes and abilities that an Agile leader needs to have
- 4 key qualities that a servant leader should possess
- HILARIOUS evidence that not everyone in our industry 'gets' this role
- How a ScrumMaster is NOT a Scrum Project Manager
- The difference between a ScrumMaster and Project Manager
- What happens to a Project Manager in a Scrum team
- How Project Managers can successfully transition into the role of ScrumMaster

Whether you're Iteration Manager, ScrumMaster, Agile Coach or any other type of Agile leader, you will benefit from this presentation.

If you've got questions or comments, please get in contact using the links below:

Web - http://www.axisagile.com
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/@ailagile
LinkedIn - http://au.linkedin.com/in/ilangoldstein
Blog - http://www.scrumshortcuts.com/blog

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Agile Attitudes and Abilities - Ilan Goldstein - Agile Australia 2012

  1. 1. Agile Attitudes & AbilitiesImage by news.com.au Image by Planetrugby.com Ilan Goldstein – AxisAgile.com Twitter - @ilagile Agile Australia 2012
  2. 2.  Scrum guy!  Background in traditional PM  ‘Agilist’ for almost a decade  Blog about Scrum  www.scrumshortcuts.com  Writing first book...Image by Mike Cohn Signature Series
  3. 3. Attitudes Abilities
  4. 4. So who cares?
  5. 5. ‘House of Agile’ FDD RUP DSDM RAD ScrumXP Crystal
  6. 6. ‘House of Agile’ FDD RUP Crystal RAD DSDMThe eventual demise of the agile movement!!!
  7. 7. y Craftedview.com
  8. 8. ScrumMaster Definition
  9. 9. 2. 1. Noun ster] ScrumMasterScrumMaster [say skruhm-mah-ster]Noun1. The coach, facilitator, impediment remover, and servant leader of the Scrum team providing process leadership [skruhm-mah-2. A person who helps the Scrum team and the rest of an organization develop their own high-performance, organization- specific Scrum approach
  10. 10. Image by Presidio of Moterey
  11. 11. Leading without authorityHardest to lead without authorityHarder to leadHard to join Difficulty
  12. 12. Image by Welsnet
  13. 13. Qualities of True Servant Leadership No ego Extremely approachable Calm and logical under pressure Genuine care for product and team
  14. 14. Self org teams S E L F O R G A N I S I NG T E AM SImage by Wildexplorer
  15. 15. ScrumMaster acts as wise wizardlen
  16. 16. So I’m concerned…
  17. 17. Image by Scrumshortcuts.comOur industry is progressing but doeseveryone get it?
  18. 18. Focus onImage by CrazyFast
  19. 19. Focus on the functions Release Management Iteration Planning Burndown Charts Planning Poker Reporting StandupsSprint Retrospectives Backlog Grooming Updating ArtifactsImpediment Management Sprint Reviews
  20. 20. Let’s look at the evidence…
  21. 21. Job Ad 1 Agile Project Manager …adherence to all Scrum Master documentation standards, practices and toolsThe candidate is considered The Agile Scrum Mastera subject matter expert in monitors progress on anone or more functional areas hourly basis Reviews Product Reports progress through Backlog dashboards and burndownsPlans upcoming sprint Process management…effective at leading &motivating team members to Establishesperform at a pace that is, at budgetary constraintstimes, grueling Image by Monster.com
  22. 22. Job Ad 2Scrum Master /Project Mgr Sprint planning meeting(s)Shield teams from external Daily stand up meetingsinfluences, facilitateremoving impediments Scrum of Scrums Report impediments Build / maintain comprehensive Sprint Reviews knowledge of business processes and technical systems Proficient in MS ProjectStrong personality, abilityto influence people Image by Monster.com
  23. 23. Simply a co-ordinator role?Just the tip of the iceberg Image by Guille Avalos
  24. 24. Attitudes Vs Functions Functions will evolve
  25. 25. Attitudes Vs FunctionsShould be aware and proficient ATTITUDES B I L I T I E SAttitudes & abilities are more constant &fundamental
  26. 26. What not to do
  27. 27. Bestow because they know the rules back to front Image by amazon.com
  28. 28. So what are we looking for?Enact change without fear Diplomatic without being politicalSelfless without downplaying Protective without over-protecting
  29. 29. Enact change without fear
  30. 30. “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” -Woodrow Wilson (American President 1913-1921)Image by nanagyei
  31. 31. Diplomatic not political
  32. 32.  ‘Hub’ connecting the ‘spokes’  Subtle diplomacy  Respect for all roles  No hidden agendasImage by Sebastien Barre
  33. 33. Behave selflessly (without downplaying the role)
  34. 34. Image by Podiumcafe.com Image by The Telegraph “There‟s no one in the world that can do his job; he‟s the best in the world at what he does.” - Mark Cavendish on Mark Renshaw, his lead out manImage by Ke-Ai
  35. 35. Protecting or over-protecting?
  36. 36. Image by Leah Bend
  37. 37. So what are we looking for?Enact change without fear Diplomatic without being politicalSelfless without downplaying Protective without over-protecting
  38. 38. Who here is a project manager or ex-PM?Image by ramonbonetfotos
  39. 39. Who arrived under the common assumptionthat the ScrumMaster = Scrum PM?
  40. 40. WIDE BELIEFScrumMaster = Scrum Project Manager
  41. 41. Some more evidence…
  42. 42. Image by
  43. 43. This is incorrect: – “On Scrum projects we acknowledge the untenable role of the project manager and eliminate it” – Mike CohnImage by Mike Cohn
  44. 44. Ken Schwaber coined the term „ScrumMaster‟ in 1997as a reminder that…
  45. 45. +SM IS NOT PM - Some bits
  46. 46. ScrumVocabulary ISVocabulary forchange
  47. 47. Master ofprocess NOT people
  48. 48. So what happens to all the important PM functions?
  49. 49. ScopeImage by Salendron
  50. 50. ScopeBudget Image by Jeffbelmonte
  51. 51. ScopeScheduling Image by Garry L Bookerelsnet
  52. 52. ProductScrumMaster Owner PM Developers
  53. 53. So why the tight coupling?
  54. 54. Project ScrumMaster Manager Certainly some overlapNo legacy role – candidates?
  55. 55. Image by Markb120 Image by boarderland Existential threat = go to familiarity
  56. 56. Why is this a problem?Wrong people to do the right jobMany transitions less than stellar... Image by rknight
  57. 57. Scrum incompatible
  58. 58. Scrum incompatible  Maintain command control authority  Attached to up-front planningImage by familymwr  Continue to enforce rigid procedures
  59. 59. Good News Transition from PM to SM is very common Able to find their inner- agilist ‘Drop and embrace’ Image by amazon.com
  60. 60. Scrum compatible  Protective of their teams  Excellent risk & issue managers  Strong stakeholder managersImage by herbrm
  61. 61. So can a PM become a SM?
  62. 62. ABSOLUTELY! But… DoesPM not equal SM Not the only one who can become
  63. 63. Remember…
  64. 64.  Not simply a functional list  Not the exclusive domain of ex-PMs  PM’s do make the transition  Great ScrumMasters can be hiding in plain sight...Image by goutamgujjar
  65. 65. Image by kk Not anyone can be a ScrumMaster but a ScrumMaster could be anyone
  66. 66. Questions? Stay in contact: Ilan Goldstein @ilagile axisagile.com scrumshortcuts.com/blog ilan@axisagile.com au.linkedin.com/in/ilangoldstein
  67. 67. Images used in this presentation – with special thanks to their talented creators1 – Advance Australia Fair – News.com.au 33 - Express Delivery – The Telegraph1 - Going Nowhere – Planetrugby.com 33 – Brugge 3/Apr/11 - Kei-Ai2 – Mike Cohn Signature Series 35 – Helicopter Mom – Leah Bend6 – Machu Picchu - Craftedview.com 37 – Mans elaire – ramonbonetfotos9 - Co. B 229th Military Intelligence Leaders 41 – Job Search - Monster.comReaction Course - Presidio of Monterey 42 – Mike Cohn Books – Mike Cohn11 – Seeing Eye Dog – Welsnet 48 – Telescope – Salendron13 – Honeycomb - Wildexplorer 49 – Coins - Jeffbelmonte14 – zz-Gandalf – Ianmckellen 50 – Gantt Chart Anatomy – Garry L Booker16 - Perplexed Scrumtrooper – 54 - Other Food - Markb120ScrumShortcuts.com 54 – Chinese McDonald’s – boarderland17 – Untitled - CrazyFast 55 – Hole in One – rknight20 – Job Ad 1 - Monster.com 57 - CSA-2006-10-23-093556.jpg –21 – Job Ad 2 - Monster.com familymwr22 – Antarctica 14 - Guille Avalos 58 – Software Manager’s Bridge to Agility -26 – Various Agile Books – Amazon.com Amazon.com29 – Change – It’s a New Year - nanagyei 59 – Do not disturb – herbrm31 – Hudson Cement Factory - Sebastien 63 – Camouflage – goutamgujjarBarre 64 - Minded. Heart. Relationship. Standards.33 – Offseason Team Capsule - Source. - kkPodiumcafe.com
  68. 68. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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