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Every week day, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach and business consultant Vasco Duarte interviews Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches from all over the world to get you actionable advice, new tips and tricks, improve your craft as a Scrum Master with daily doses of inspiring conversations with Scrum Masters from the all over the world. Stay tuned for BONUS episodes when we interview Agile gurus and other thought leaders in the business space to bring you the Agile Business perspective you need to succeed as a Scrum Master.
Some of the topics we discuss include: Agile Business, Agile Strategy, Retrospectives, Team motivation, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast Vasco Duarte, Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner

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Every week day, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach and business consultant Vasco Duarte interviews Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches from all over the world to get you actionable advice, new tips and tricks, improve your craft as a Scrum Master with daily doses of inspiring conversations with Scrum Masters from the all over the world. Stay tuned for BONUS episodes when we interview Agile gurus and other thought leaders in the business space to bring you the Agile Business perspective you need to succeed as a Scrum Master.
Some of the topics we discuss include: Agile Business, Agile Strategy, Retrospectives, Team motivation, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!

    The Scrum team self-organization roadmap | Stefania Marinelli

    The Scrum team self-organization roadmap | Stefania Marinelli

    Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website.
    Growing teams over time mean that we help them find their path to ownership and self-organization. In this episode, we talk about creating a roadmap to self-organization, and helping teams take steps towards owning their work, and putting self-organization in practice.
     
    About Stefania Marinelli
    Stefania is an Agile Manager @Hotels.com (Expedia group) former Scrum Master, former team leader/project manager, former developer. Stefania is fascinated by people dynamics and works every day to create a collaborative and safe environment. NVC practitioner.
    You can link with Stefania Marinelli on LinkedIn and connect with Stefania Marinelli on Twitter.

    • 12 min
    BONUS: 4 critical Product Owner anti-patterns with David Pereira

    BONUS: 4 critical Product Owner anti-patterns with David Pereira

    Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website.
     
    About David Pereira
    David is a passionate Product Owner who loves leading teams in building solutions that challenge the status quo.
    He’s also written a free ebook on the top 7 mistakes of a product owner which you can get at https://bit.ly/po7mistakes
    You can follow David Pereira on Medium, and connect with David Pereira on LinkedIn.
     

    • 33 min
    Extreme ownership, the Product Owner’s secret powers | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Extreme ownership, the Product Owner’s secret powers | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website.
     
    Feeling ownership of the product, and performing like an owner is one that really differentiates great PO’s from the rest. We also discuss what happens when the PO takes their role as a part-time job
    The Great Product Owner: The impact of feeling the ownership of the Product Although the clue is in the name, the fact is that many Product Owners miss the impact of that ownership perspective on the role. In this segment, we discuss what Ownership means for the PO role and the impact that it can have in the team when the PO expresses that feeling of ownership.
    The Bad Product Owner: The part-time Product Owner The PO role is not a part-time role. However, some people tend to think that it is possible to perform that role successfully while also being a leader of a department or organization. In this segment, we discuss the anti-patterns that emerge when the PO role is taken as a part-time job. We also discuss some of the ways in which the Scrum Master can help the PO realize the impact they have on the team when they are not available full-time.
     
    Are you having trouble helping the team working well with their Product Owner? We’ve put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at: bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO’s collaborate.
     
    About Anubhuti Agarwal
    Anu is a software tester turned Scrum master. She worked as Software QA in India for 6 years and then moved to Berlin to complete her Masters in Business Administration. She has been working as a Scrum Master for 3 years in an agency and has learned, first hand, the challenges of working with Agile in an agency.
    You can link with Anubhuti Agarwal on LinkedIn.

    • 12 min
    How to facilitate great Agile Retrospective conversations | Anubhuti Agarwal

    How to facilitate great Agile Retrospective conversations | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website.
     
    What distinguishes a successful Scrum Master from a not so successful one? In this segment, we explore the questions that Anu asks as well as the behaviors she evaluates to assess her progress in the Scrum Master role.
    Featured Retrospective of the Week: Facilitating product conversations In this segment, Anu shares her tips on how to select the right format for the retrospective based on what has happened to the team during the Sprint. We talk about why certain formats work better and discuss the core role of the Scrum Master when it comes to facilitating a retrospective: facilitate productive conversations.
     
    Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM’s that have decades of experiences: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome! 
     
    About Anubhuti Agarwal
    Anu is a software tester turned Scrum master. She worked as Software QA in India for 6 years and then moved to Berlin to complete her Masters in Business Administration. She has been working as a Scrum Master for 3 years in an agency and has learned, first hand, the challenges of working with Agile in an agency.
    You can link with Anubhuti Agarwal on LinkedIn.

    • 11 min
    Helping Scrum teams adapt to wildly different timezones | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Helping Scrum teams adapt to wildly different timezones | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website.
     
    Remote teams often deal with timezone problems. In this episode, we explore the story of a distributed team that needed to change their way of working to accommodate the different timezones. We discuss some of the techniques you can use to help your distributed team make decisions and adapt their way of working to the reality of distributed work, and wildly different timezones.
     
    About Anubhuti Agarwal
    Anu is a software tester turned Scrum master. She worked as Software QA in India for 6 years and then moved to Berlin to complete her Masters in Business Administration. She has been working as a Scrum Master for 3 years in an agency and has learned, first hand, the challenges of working with Agile in an agency.
    You can link with Anubhuti Agarwal on LinkedIn.

    • 10 min
    Taking care of a Scrum team that just lot key team members | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Taking care of a Scrum team that just lot key team members | Anubhuti Agarwal

    Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website.
     
    Sometimes, when team members leave the team, the ones that stay behind have a lot to deal with. The uncertainty caused by team members that leave can lead to negative anti-patterns. In this episode, we discuss some of the actions Scrum Masters can take to take care of the team, even when some of the team members are leaving.
    Featured Book of the Week: Crucial Conversations by Patterson et al. In Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Patterson et al., Anu found a book about a critical skill set for Scrum Masters. Anu also shares a concrete example of how she applied the learnings from that book in a tough situation.
     
    About Anubhuti Agarwal
    Anu is a software tester turned Scrum master. She worked as Software QA in India for 6 years and then moved to Berlin to complete her Masters in Business Administration. She has been working as a Scrum Master for 3 years in an agency and has learned, first hand, the challenges of working with Agile in an agency.
    You can link with Anubhuti Agarwal on LinkedIn.

    • 14 min

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