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How to Deal with a Poorly Performing Scrum Team Member

How to Deal with a Poorly Performing Scrum Team Member

  • Angela
  • 1/10/2018 9:09:00 AM
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One question I receive fairly often from harried ScrumMasters is: how do I help a poorly performing Scrum team member improve? What can I do to make that person perform better? To answer this question, you must decide if you agree with a key foundational belief in Scrum: the power of intrinsic motivation. People who have internalized Scrum values believe in intrinsic motivation.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Scrum

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Scrum

  • Angela
  • 11/9/2017 11:39:00 AM
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My clients who are still unsure about Scrum often ask me, “What are the benefits we’ll reap from doing Scrum? What are the downsides to using it?” Oh my – I could write a book to answer this.
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How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.3

How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.3

  • Angela
  • 6/8/2017 3:13:00 PM
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In the previous installment of this blog series, we looked at what might happen when moving our managers or team leads into the ScrumMaster role. Now, we'll discuss the value of choosing a "natural" ScrumMaster.
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How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.2

How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.2

  • Angela
  • 6/1/2017 4:42:00 PM
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In Part One of this blog series, we looked at the potential pitfalls of moving our project managers into the ScrumMaster role. Now, let’s look at what might happen if we move someone from a leadership position - a team lead or manager - into the ScrumMaster role.
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How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster

How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster

  • Angela
  • 5/25/2017 6:27:00 PM
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In our previous blog series, we looked at traditional organizational roles that sometimes move into the Product Owner role. We also examined the benefits and pitfalls of “converting” these individuals to product owners. Now, let’s answer the same question for the ScrumMaster role.
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How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.3

How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.3

  • Angela
  • 5/18/2017 9:45:00 PM
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In part 1 and 2 of this blog series, we looked at the benefits and pitfalls of filling the Product Owner role with either a business analyst or product manager. In the final installment of this blog, we’ll look at one more potential role transition: project manager to product owner.
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How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.2

How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.2

  • Angela
  • 5/11/2017 11:13:00 AM
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In Part 1 of this blog, we looked at the pros and cons of transitioning your business analysts into the Product Owner role. Another common role transition is from product manager to product owner. When my clients do this, their reasoning goes like so: “We want a product owner who understands and has accountability for the success of the product. Product managers are a natural choice.”
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