Like most Scrum Masters my work is self- propelled. Other than ceremonies, minimal documentation and the few backlog admin tasks much of my work is preventative and proactive. That means discipline. Discipline, at least for me, is in the form of my Scrum Master Daily, a checklist that walks me through the priorities for my current project and team. Its my daily guidepost on how to navigate what my team needs. Put simply, its a checklist that fits the needs of the current team for the current project. Continue reading
User Stories are an artifact of SCRUM, a common but not ubiquitous methodology built on Agile Principles. As a Scrum Master and Agile coach, I guide the team on User Story creation and adherence to the Agile Manifesto and Principles. I’ve found in a few projects that User Stories can sometimes get in the way of the work, violating Principle Ten,
Simplicity, the art of maximizing the work Not done is essential.