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How to defend against the 10 things that drive ScrumMasters crazy. Learn about the four evil root causes and how to overcome them.

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  1. 1. How to defend against the 10 things that drive your ScrumMaster crazy Marc Löffler (@scrumphony)
  2. 2. @scrumphony
  3. 3. Handout ...? <ul><li>http://blog.scrumphony.com/2010/10/how-to-defend-against-the-10-things-that-drive-your-scrummaster-crazy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who ever heard about the 10 things?
  5. 5. Who already faced one or more of the 10 things?
  6. 6. Who was driven crazy by them?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Warning!!! </li></ul><ul><li>I may speak too fast.... </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>There are no simple solutions for complex problems... </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How I collected the 10 things... </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Scrum But(t) </li></ul>
  11. 12. They drove me crazy
  12. 13. <ul><li>I collected them, wrote them down and created a blog article out of it... </li></ul>
  13. 14. What I found out...
  14. 15. <ul><li>The 10 things that drive your ScrumMaster crazy and their possible causes </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>No. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Keep doing tasks that are not part of the sprint backlog. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Disturbances from outside of the team...
  17. 18. „ We always did it this way...“
  18. 19. <ul><li>No. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Hide your impediments. They will for sure vanish on their own. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>The lone wolf... </li></ul>
  20. 21. The ScrumMaster is incapable...
  21. 22. <ul><li>No. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t talk to the PO during the sprint. Never. </li></ul>
  22. 23. PO is not available...
  23. 24. <ul><li>Not used to... </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>No. 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore the definition of DONE when finishing your tasks and backlog items. </li></ul>
  25. 26. No one checks it...
  26. 27. This is your DoD!
  27. 28. <ul><li>No. 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Stand in front of the sprint backlog and say “I’ve nothing to do” or “None of the tasks are for me” (even better if 90% of the tasks are still open). </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Fear to learn something new... </li></ul>
  29. 30. Snugness...
  30. 32. <ul><li>No. 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the Sprint Review 5 minutes before it starts. </li></ul>
  31. 33. Lazyness...
  32. 34. Last minute changes...
  33. 35. NOT
  34. 36. <ul><li>No. 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t split your tasks into smaller ones even if you know they will take the whole sprint. </li></ul>
  35. 37. „ This task is not splittable...“
  36. 38. Don‘t want to be tracked...
  37. 39. <ul><li>No. 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Be late, always. </li></ul>
  38. 40. Notorious late comers...
  39. 41. „ The meeting doesn‘t matter to me...“
  40. 42. <ul><li>No. 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the ScrumMaster continuously which task you should do next. </li></ul>
  41. 43. Used to push instead of pull...
  42. 44. Missing self confidence...
  43. 45. <ul><li>No. 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Disturb any scrum meeting by starting multiple additional discussions on different topics or phoning somebody. </li></ul>
  44. 46. Not focused/involved...
  45. 48. <ul><li>In the end everything comes down to the four evil root causes from hell ! </li></ul>
  46. 50. Fear Face your fear to get stronger as you thought you could be.
  47. 53. What can we do about it?
  48. 54. Teach them...
  49. 55. How to kick off your new Scrum team...?
  50. 56. Kick them out of their comfort zone.... Fear Face your fear to get stronger as you thought you could be.
  51. 58. Step out of your comfort zone...
  52. 59. Involve them...
  53. 60. Pull don‘t sleep...
  54. 61. „ I‘ve been with this company long before you were born..“
  55. 62. Get their commitment...
  56. 63. Rotate moderator role...
  57. 64. Use Avatars...
  58. 65. Involve them...
  59. 66. Intrinsic motivation is the key...
  60. 67. Apathy is like cancer...
  61. 68. Build a product vision
  62. 69. Interview the team members...
  63. 70. Invite for a workshop...
  64. 71. Try 20% time...
  65. 72. Still somebody left...?
  66. 73. These are the team members who really want to drive you crazy...
  67. 74. What can we do about them?
  68. 75. Fight!
  69. 76. Questions...?
  70. 77. Thanks for your attention Contact details Sybit GmbH Marc Löffler m [email_address] http://blog.scrumphony.com Twitter: @scrumphony http://blog.scrumphony.com/2010/10/how-to-defend-against-the-10-things-that-drive-your-scrummaster-crazy

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