The ScrumMaster’s Progressive Delegation Responsibility
ScrumMaster Progressive Delegation by Angel Medinilla

The ScrumMaster’s Progressive Delegation Responsibility

Earlier when we discussed the ScrumMaster's role is fostering a self-organizing team, I mentioned that the ScrumMaster needs to be self aware of her individual skills development journey and understand at what level of expertise she is at and work on moving to the higher levels so she can effectively help the team as a whole.…

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The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader
The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader by Micahel Hamman

The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader

Check out the video below of Michael Hamman presenting on "The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader" at Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Michael presents some perspectives on the role and the path of the transformational Agile Leader. First, he inquires into what is meant by “transformation” (it probably doesn’t mean what you think…

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Delegation Board for Fostering a Self-Organizing Team
Situational Leadership + RACI - Management 3.0

Delegation Board for Fostering a Self-Organizing Team

We’ve seen how individuals acquire skills; how teams go through different development stages; how leaders need to adjust their leadership style based on the skills of their followers and the stage of their team to establish the necessary attributes to foster a high performing self-organizing team. A good tool to use to help in fostering this…

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7 Attributes of a Self-Organizing Team
7 Attributes of a Self-Organizing Team

7 Attributes of a Self-Organizing Team

A self-organizing team needs to have these 7 attributes to be successful. Supportive Context: The team needs to have some basic foundations like Infrastructure including a physical space suitable for team collaboration along with modern technical tools and infrastructure to perform the needed work.Information including access to necessary people and data to better understand the work…

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Finding Lean in Agile
Finding Lean in Agile by Adam Parker

Finding Lean in Agile

Check out the video below of Adam Parker presenting on "Finding Lean in Agile: What They Can Learn From Each Other" at the Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG). Adam explores the connections between Lean and Agile. What is shared? What's similar? What can each learn from the other? And why highly performing teams from both…

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Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model
Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model

Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model

Allan Drexler and David Sibbet developed a team performance model framework for understanding team development that has similar concepts to those covered by Tuckman. In the Drexler/Sibbet model, there is a concept of a bouncing ball where team building begins with a lot of freedom of imagination, openness and aspirations and then slowly becomes more and…

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Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development
Tuckman's Stages of Group Development

Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development

Now that we’ve looked at individual development, let’s look at team development. The most known model is Bruce Tuckman’s stages of group development from forming, norming, storming and performing. A team goes through these stages as they transition from coordinating to cooperating to collaborating to hyper performing. These phases are all necessary and inevitable in order…

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Situational Leadership
Situational Leadership

Situational Leadership

In Situational Leadership, the emphasis is on changing the leader’s leadership style and approach based on the type of follower you are working with. By considering high/low competency and high/low commitment, a follower can be Situational Leadership - Learner Type Enthusiastic Beginner - Low Competence/Low Confidence and Commitment. Eager to learn, ready to take on new…

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The Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition
Dreyfus Model Of Skills Acquisition

The Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition

The Dreyfus model of skills acquisition by brothers Stuart and Huber Dreyfus covers covers a similar concept as the 3 step ShuHaRi but uses 5 stages instead from novice to expert. The stages follows a progression from rigid adherence to rules to an intuitive mode of reasoning based ontacit knowledge. Michael Eraut summarized the five stages…

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