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SGCAN - A Good ScrumMaster Is Hard To Find

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Presentation from ScrumGathering Canada, in March 2018, in Toronto, Ontario. Given by Joanne Stone (@jojostone) and Mike Kaufman (@mkaufman811).

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SGCAN - A Good ScrumMaster Is Hard To Find

  1. 1. A Good Scrum Master is Hard to find … ScrumGathering Canada 2018 @jojojostone @mkaufman811 @CanadaScrum
  2. 2. Agile Coach & Leader Build passionate teams and leaders that create amazing products. Continuous learner – Collector of book titles Community supporter and builder Background Software Developer, Manager, Program Manager, Change Agent, Scrum Master, Agile Coach Small and Large Companies Telecom, Retail and Banking Agile Transformations
  3. 3. Agile Coach & Trainer Build passionate teams and leaders that create amazing products. Continuous learner – Collector of book titles Community supporter and builder Background Software Developer, Manager, Program Manager, Change Agent, Scrum Master, Agile Coach Small and Large Companies Data Protection, Telecom, Insurance and Banking Agile Transformations
  4. 4. Who wants to be a scrum master?
  5. 5. What have been some of your challenges?
  6. 6. Internal Community
  7. 7. Hire External Coaches/Scrum Masters
  8. 8. Find the Change Champions
  9. 9. Roadshow – Connecting and personally finding people
  10. 10. Change Champions were identified!
  11. 11. Paired with External Consultant
  12. 12. 6 Months Later … 6 Internal Scrum Masters and Coaches
  13. 13. External Community
  14. 14. Toronto Community Blossomed from 50 – 2000+ members in 2 years
  15. 15. Community needed help
  16. 16. How can we help new scrum masters and agile coaches? Did they want help? How can we help?
  17. 17. Pitched the Idea at Toronto Agile Open Space
  18. 18. Formed a mentorship group for 6 folks meet bi-weekly
  19. 19. Personalized Journey based on their needs
  20. 20. Results – Two team member hired as a scrum master
  21. 21. Recruiters & Managers
  22. 22. Unable to set up an internal group or mentor in your community?
  23. 23. Start Connecting with your local Agile Group!
  24. 24. Discover the Different Types of Scrum Masters/Coaches
  25. 25. Connect by the Interactive Learning with other Community members
  26. 26. Now you found a candidate what do you do?
  27. 27. Let the team pick the scrum master – group interview
  28. 28. Community is Key! • Toronto Agile Community • Agile TO • Agile Toronto Open Space • Coach Retreat • SystemsThinking TO • Agile Lunch • Agile Drinks • Agile North (Barrie) meetup • Agile Mississauga meetup • Halton Agile/Lean Network • Hamilton Agile meetup • Waterloo Lean/Agile P2P meetup • Coaching Circle P2P (Waterloo)
  29. 29. Questions?
  30. 30. Joanne Stone Agile Coach & Leader www.lodestones.ca joanne@lodestones.ca Twitter: @jojojostone Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joa nne-stone-b346104a A Good Scrum Master is Hard to Find … Mike Kaufman Agile Coach & Trainer mkaufman811@gmail.com Twitter: @mkaufman811 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mk aufman811

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