How to defend against the
10 things that drive your
ScrumMaster crazy

Marc Löffler (@scrumphony)
@scrumphony
Handout ...?




http://blog.scrumphony.com/2010/10/how-to-
defend-against-the-10-things-that-drive-your-
scrummaster-crazy
Who ever heard
  about the 10
       things?
Who already faced
one or more of the
        10 things?
Who was driven
crazy by them?
Warning!!!


     I may speak too fast....
There are no
simple solutions
for complex
problems...
How I collected the 10 things...
Scrum But(t)
They
 drove
me crazy
I collected them,
wrote them down
and created a blog
article out of it...
What I found out...
The 10 things
that drive your
ScrumMaster
crazy and their
possible causes
No. 1
Keep doing tasks that are not
 part of the sprint backlog.
Disturbances from outside of the team...
„We always did it this way...“
No. 2
Hide your impediments. They
 will for sure vanish on their
             own.
The lone wolf...
The ScrumMaster is incapable...
No. 3
Don’t talk to the PO during
    the sprint. Never.
PO is not available...
Not used to...
No. 4
Ignore the definition of DONE
when finishing your tasks and
        backlog items.
No one checks it...
This is your
DoD!
No. 5
 Stand in front of the sprint backlog and say
“I’ve nothing to do” or “None of the tasks are
 for me” (even better i...
Fear to learn
something new...
Snugness...
No. 6
Prepare for the Sprint Review
  5 minutes before it starts.
Lazyness...
Last minute changes...
NOT
No. 7
Don’t split your tasks into smaller
 ones even if you know they will
     take the whole sprint.
„This task is not splittable...“
Don‘t want to be tracked...
No. 8
Be late, always.
Notorious late comers...
„The meeting doesn‘t
matter to me...“
No. 9
Ask the ScrumMaster continuously
  which task you should do next.
Used to push instead of pull...
Missing self confidence...
No. 10
 Disturb any scrum meeting by
   starting multiple additional
discussions on different topics or
       phoning som...
Not focused/involved...
In the end everything
comes down to the four
evil root causes from
hell!
Fear
Face your fear to get stronger as you thought you could be.
What can we do
about it?
Teach them...
How to kick off your new Scrum team...?
Kick them out of their comfort zone....




                        Fear
 Face your fear to get stronger as you thought yo...
Step out of your comfort zone...
Involve them...
Pull don‘t sleep...
„I‘ve been with this company long before you were born..“
Get their commitment...
Rotate moderator
role...
Use Avatars...
Involve them...
Intrinsic motivation is the key...
Apathy is like cancer...
Build a product vision
Interview the team members...
Invite for a workshop...
Try 20% time...
Still somebody left...?
These are the team members who really want to
drive you crazy...
What can we do
about them?
Fight!
Questions...?
Thanks for your attention




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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 ...? http://blog.scrumphony.com/2010/10/how-to- defend-against-the-10-things-that-drive-your- scrummaster-crazy
  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. Warning!!! I may speak too fast....
  8. 8. There are no simple solutions for complex problems...
  9. 9. How I collected the 10 things...
  10. 10. Scrum But(t)
  11. 11. They drove me crazy
  12. 12. I collected them, wrote them down and created a blog article out of it...
  13. 13. What I found out...
  14. 14. The 10 things that drive your ScrumMaster crazy and their possible causes
  15. 15. No. 1 Keep doing tasks that are not part of the sprint backlog.
  16. 16. Disturbances from outside of the team...
  17. 17. „We always did it this way...“
  18. 18. No. 2 Hide your impediments. They will for sure vanish on their own.
  19. 19. The lone wolf...
  20. 20. The ScrumMaster is incapable...
  21. 21. No. 3 Don’t talk to the PO during the sprint. Never.
  22. 22. PO is not available...
  23. 23. Not used to...
  24. 24. No. 4 Ignore the definition of DONE when finishing your tasks and backlog items.
  25. 25. No one checks it...
  26. 26. This is your DoD!
  27. 27. No. 5 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).
  28. 28. Fear to learn something new...
  29. 29. Snugness...
  30. 30. No. 6 Prepare for the Sprint Review 5 minutes before it starts.
  31. 31. Lazyness...
  32. 32. Last minute changes...
  33. 33. NOT
  34. 34. No. 7 Don’t split your tasks into smaller ones even if you know they will take the whole sprint.
  35. 35. „This task is not splittable...“
  36. 36. Don‘t want to be tracked...
  37. 37. No. 8 Be late, always.
  38. 38. Notorious late comers...
  39. 39. „The meeting doesn‘t matter to me...“
  40. 40. No. 9 Ask the ScrumMaster continuously which task you should do next.
  41. 41. Used to push instead of pull...
  42. 42. Missing self confidence...
  43. 43. No. 10 Disturb any scrum meeting by starting multiple additional discussions on different topics or phoning somebody.
  44. 44. Not focused/involved...
  45. 45. In the end everything comes down to the four evil root causes from hell!
  46. 46. Fear Face your fear to get stronger as you thought you could be.
  47. 47. What can we do about it?
  48. 48. Teach them...
  49. 49. How to kick off your new Scrum team...?
  50. 50. Kick them out of their comfort zone.... Fear Face your fear to get stronger as you thought you could be.
  51. 51. Step out of your comfort zone...
  52. 52. Involve them...
  53. 53. Pull don‘t sleep...
  54. 54. „I‘ve been with this company long before you were born..“
  55. 55. Get their commitment...
  56. 56. Rotate moderator role...
  57. 57. Use Avatars...
  58. 58. Involve them...
  59. 59. Intrinsic motivation is the key...
  60. 60. Apathy is like cancer...
  61. 61. Build a product vision
  62. 62. Interview the team members...
  63. 63. Invite for a workshop...
  64. 64. Try 20% time...
  65. 65. Still somebody left...?
  66. 66. These are the team members who really want to drive you crazy...
  67. 67. What can we do about them?
  68. 68. Fight!
  69. 69. Questions...?
  70. 70. Thanks for your attention Contact details Sybit GmbH Marc Löffler marc.loeffler@sybit.de 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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