Hey developer or QA Lead! Want to do something different? Try the Scrum Master role

 

Joshua Seckel is learning all the time. He’s gone from being a Division Chief at a federal agency to being part of a start-up. Having led technical architecture, quality assurance, configuration control, release management, as well as managed agile coaches when he was with the federal government, Joshua brings first-hand experience and wisdom to this conversation.

At around 13 minutes into the conversation, Joshua elaborates on the likely future of a Scrum Master role.

This is part of a series of conversations around my research on the topic: Future of the Scrum Master role.

Add your voice to this research study:
https://futureofprojectmanagement.com/2017/01/26/future-of-scrum-master-research-study/

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Bindaas Agile Perspective: By Indians for Indians

 

Deepti Jain spent seven years in a single organization, unaware that something like agile exists. She made fun of the agile instructor at her first agile training class. But eventually, she embraced the agile mindset and today consults, trains and helps organizations succeed.

Watch this bindaas discussion on Agile, where Deepti shares her experiences, thoughts, and views. Listen to Deepti’s advice for Scrum Master and how she was able to influence organizational mindset by being proactive and offering specific solutions. Agile allowed her to find her voice and freedom of expression with her work.

Thanks for reading and/or watching this post. I invite you to contribute to my research on the Future of the Scrum Master role. Would love to hear your point of view.

I encourage you to provide your perspective via this short survey– Survey Link

-Samir

 

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Future of Scrum Master Research – March 2017 Update

Hi folks,

Here’s the March 2017 update on my research study on the Future of the Scrum Master role.

  • Received 123 survey responses across the US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, South Africa, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Egypt, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Australia, and India
  • Conducted 15 one-on-one deep dive sessions
  • Great conversations with a CTO of a healthcare company and a wonderful discussion with a recent graduate who assumed the Scrum Master role

Here’s a preview of the responses so far:

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It seems like the future of the Scrum Master will look very different based on the type of organization and the level of agile adoption.

Going forward I’m planning to focus on the following themes:

  • What do mature agile teams look and feel like?
  • Get a perspective from folks outside the agile development teams like- product management and CIOs

Watch or listen to some of the one-on-one deep dive sessions I’ve conducted:

What do you think? Provide your viewpoint via a short survey– Survey Link

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Should a Scrum Master have domain expertise? We shouldn’t care, but we will.

 

Marc Miller helps Gen X and Bany Boomers navigate the second half of their career. In this conversation Marc discusses:

  • How a product manager secured a job in an industry where he did not have work experience
  • How don’t tell me you know your stuff, show me! – is the new paradigm to prove your expertise
  • How a hockey coach brought his skills to an agile team
  • Agile is not the end-point, you need to be very aware of what is changing in the world

You can check out Marc’s work at Careerpivot.com.

He also has a podcast titled:  Repurpose Your Career.

And finally, on the top of every page on his website, Marc has his phone number. If you are struggling to define the second half of your career, I would highly recommend you check out Marc’s work.

Thanks for reading and/or watching this post. I invite you to contribute to my research on the Future of the Scrum Master role. Would love to hear your point of view.

What’s the future of the Scrum Master role?

Provide your viewpoint via a short survey– Survey Link

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