Costa Rican businessman and Scrum Master Jose Duarte offers tips for new Scrum Masters just getting into their roles.
Online PR News – 02-July-2019 – San Jose, Costa Rica – Not every person turns into a Scrum Master simply be becoming certified. Now and again, a company may need to give Scrum a shot on a small scale before making a large financial investment and could ask that somebody assume the Scrum Master role. It's a position that requires a lot of organizational and planning skills, as well as a strong business mind, and top Costa Rican entrepreneur, and Scrum Master, Jose Duarte, offers some tips for those who are getting started with their new assignment.
Albeit numerous associations make "Scrum Master" a formal employment title, at its heart, it is a job on the Scrum group, not a position. To assume the job you should change your attitude and practices. Numerous individuals who are put in the Scrum Master job might be used to an authoritarian form of leadership, directing individuals to do certain jobs. They are required to know everything that the group is doing and to have full command over it and are considered responsible for what the group produces. This isn't the way a Scrum Master must think.
In an agile team, everybody should be mindful and responsible to one another for their work. The Scrum Master doesn't instruct individuals or how to do their tasks; rather, they instruct the group to settle on their own choices about what must be done and how to get it achieved. Explains Duarte, "Rather than utilizing a 'Daily Standup' as a way to direct individuals to do explicit tasks, the Scrum Master shows the group how to utilize the Daily Scrum to arrange around the Sprint Goal and plan for that day's worth of effort and the group chooses how to achieve the Sprint Goal." Encouraging the group is one way the Scrum Master serves the group. Serving the group while driving them—otherwise called servant leadership—is a major piece of what the Scrum Master does.
One of the initial steps once the Scrum program is implemented is to begin practicing the framework immediately. Peruse the Scrum Guide and pursue the Scrum system as intently as possible. Show the group the jobs, details and events of Scrum as you find out about them. The group will value your receptiveness on the off chance that you clarify that you are adapting, as well, and that it is alright to gain from your errors together. When you see something happening that seems to disregard the Scrum system, get it out to the group and ask them what they think. Clarify the change between what you watched and what the Scrum Guide calls for. Ask the group how you can close the hole.
Look to comprehend the "why" behind all that you do as a group. As you advance, you'll go over circumstances where you or somebody from your group addresses why you are accomplishing something. On the off chance that your first reaction is, "that's what the Scrum Guide says to do," this is a marker that you have to burrow further to get why. Understanding why Scrum endorses what it does will help you become a high performing Scrum Master.
With experience, you will gain proficiency with the Scrum structure is an interrelated framework that falls apart if a particular step isn't followed. At the point when organizations specifically discard or alter bits of the structure, brokenness ordinarily pursues. Asserts Duarte, "A younger company might say that it doesn't have time to consider retrospectives. However, the retrospective is a vital component for the inspection and adaptation of the processes of the team in order to make them better. If the team doesn't have time to consider them, it will become stagnant and ineffective."
The Scrum Guide is one of numerous assets. You can do everything in the Scrum Guide without embracing a deft outlook, but burrow further. Look at the standards behind the Agile Manifesto and realize why and how Scrum satisfies everyone. Contemplate the details and gain a more profound comprehension of what the Product Owner job is about, which will help you when it comes time to mentor your Product Owner.
Veteran Scrum Masters realize that their instruction is never finished—it's a progressing procedure. As a new Scrum Master, watch for new perspectives and information about how Scrum can work better, and how it can help the company work better.
About Jose Daniel Duarte
Jose Duarte is originally from Heredia, Costa Rica. He has been an entrepreneur and business owner for more than 20 years, and divides his time between his existing operations and researching new possibilities in which to invest. When he's not dedicating time to his businesses, he spends time with his supporting wife and two children.