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Vasco Duarte

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Scrum Masters will change the world of work with Vasco Duarte

Agile Uprising Podcast

Vasco Duarte, Brad Stokes and James Gifford discuss how the Scrum Master role will change the world of work. Scrum Masters are people who care about improving the world of work (they do that with their teams every day) and are committed to that mission. Unfortunately some reason, people feel “ashamed” of being called Scrum Master, and quickly change to Agile Coach in their title. However, they should be proud of their work as Scrum Masters! The three delve into the world of collaboration and creating cooperative, creative workplaces. Vasco is organising an event for Scrum Masters (specifically for that role): http://scrummastersummit.org/, and with the goal to help Scrum Masters be proud of their role and actively contribute to improving the world of work. Vasco recently wrote about the vision of the transformation he sees coming in the article named: "Scrum Masters are the future CEO’s”, and would like to have the opportunity to share this message, as well as promote the event to your audience. https://scrum-master-toolbox.org/2021/01/blog/scrum-masters-are-the-future-ceos-and-a-podcast-by-the-lean-enterprise-institute/ Important Links: Join Vasco at the Scrum Master Summit 2021 the week of May 17, 2021 Scrum Masters are the future CEOs If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review, a rating, or leave comments on iTunes, Stitcher or your podcasting platform of choice. It really helps others find us.  Much thanks to the artist Krebs from Machine Man Records who provided us our outro music free-of-charge!  If you like what you heard, check out these links to find more music you might enjoy! If you’d like to join the discussion and share your stories  please join Coalition.AgileUprising.com Looking for real-time interaction and conversation with other practitioners?  Jump into the fray at our Discord Server! We at the Agile Uprising are committed to being totally free.  However if you'd like to contribute and help us defray hosting and production costs we do have a Patreon.  Who knows, you might even get some surprises in the mail!


25 Apr 2021

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Are Scrum Masters the CEOs of the Future? with Vasco Duarte

Agile Coaches' Corner

This week, Dan Neumann is joined by a very special guest, Vasco Duarte, the host of the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast — a daily podcast for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. Vasco interviews guests from all over the world to give his listeners actionable advice and daily doses of inspiring conversations to help improve their craft! Vasco himself is a Certified Scrum Master, an Agile Coach, and a Business Consultant. He was also one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira, Nolia, and F-Secure. Together, they’re exploring the concept of Scrum Masters as the CEOs of the future. As Rob highlights in this episode, there are a number of facets that well position Scrum Masters to be the CEOs of our future. He speaks about why this is, his vision for Scrum Masters in general, how you can position yourself as a Scrum Master to take on leadership positions, and some of the challenges you might face as a Scrum Master in a leadership position and how to overcome them. Key Takeaways Why might Scrum Masters be the next CEOS? As a Scrum Master, you learn to lead without pushing people or being a command-and-control leader The traits that are necessary of a Scrum Master would make for a well-rounded CEO (such as servant leadership) Vasco’s vision for Scrum Masters: Servant leadership (or, the leader that serves) Transforming the world of work rather than making sure that events are on the calendar Coaching the organization to actually transform to better use the scrum framework as opposed to simply surviving in the organization they are a part of As a Scrum Master, you define your role in practice every single day “A Scrum Master that can make a leadership team work cohesively and harmoniously toward the good of the company, the good of the customers, and the workers, is a Scrum Master that is at the top of their career.” — Vasco Duarte “I’m asking all … Scrum Masters to take ownership of the role, continue to develop the role, and maybe even develop a full-fledged career path, first starting as a team member … mov[ing] on toward helping teams, helping other Scrum members, and even helping leadership teams to grow.” — Vasco Duarte What makes Scrum Masters better aligned to be successful CEOs: Scrum Masters are already suited to work in domains where they are not specialists in, to help the team succeed The core of the Scrum Master’s role is collaboration (AKA trying to get the team to work better together for the success of the company, the customers, and the workers themselves) which embodies one of the key aspects of the CEO The lack of technical knowledge in a particular area of the organization that a CEO needs to lead will never be an impediment to become a CEO (there is no CEO that knows everything) Scrum Masters should excel in helping the team deliver value A challenge that Scrum Masters should be aware of as their companies move forward in their agile journey: Very often, companies tend to do “big bang agile transformations” by bringing in a bunch of agile coaches that do great work but are then let go (leaving Scrum Masters to pick up the pieces) Solution: Rob encourages that, as a Scrum Master, you should collaborate with these agile coaches that are temporarily brought on and get involved with the transformation early on Solution: Make sure that the teams are not left hanging by preparing the teams from a supported place Mentioned in this Episode: Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast Software Development Today — Vasco Duarte’s Blog Vasco Duarte’s Twitter: @duarte_vasco Vasco Duarte’s LinkedIn Lean Enterprise Institute’s Podcast (WLEI) WLEI Ep: “Boeing Ex-Executive Alan Mulally Discusses a ‘Working Together Management System’” Scrum Master Summit (Week of May 17th, 2021) Want to Learn More or Get in Touch? Visit the website and catch up with all the episodes on AgileThought.com! Email your thoughts or suggestions to Podcast@AgileThought.com or Tweet @AgileThought using #AgileThoughtPodcast!


16 Apr 2021

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Special Episode - The Future of The Scrum Master with Vasco Duarte

Badass Agile

Always a great conversation with Vasco Duarte!  This time we discussed:-his new Scrum Master Summit - happening in may (don't miss it!!!) - www.scrummastersummit.org-why Scrum Masters feel 'ashamed' of the Scrum Master role-how Scrum Masters are essential in helping teams take ownership and delivering value-what interviewers/companies should look for in a potential Scrum Master-the most important skills a Scrum Master must develop in order to 'train up' for the CEO role-why learning Scrum is NOT the most important thing!You can check out Vasco at https://scrum-master-toolbox.org/***JOIN THE FORGE***Sign up for more info about our online leadership immersion experience.https://badassagile.com/the-forge/******GET US ON CLUBHOUSE!!https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/badass-agileDon't forget to join us in the Badass Agile Listener Lounge on Facebook for member exclusives, livestreams and previews!https://www.facebook.com/groups/badasslistenerlounge/We're also on YouTube!  Follow the podcast, enjoy some panel/guest commentary, and get some quick tips and guidance from me:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf6I_bii9oUSI8fkN1BOk6g******Our mission is to create an elite tribe of leaders who focus on who they need to become in order to lead and inspire, and to be the best agile podcast and resource for effective mindset and leadership game.Contact us (contact@badassagile.com) for elite-level performance and agile coaching, speaking engagements, team-level and executive mindset/agile training, and licensing options for modern, high-impact, bite-sized learning and educational content.


15 Mar 2021

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#NoEstimates Business Applications with Vasco Duarte

Amazing Applications

#74. Join me with Vasco Duarte who runs Oikosofy a coaching company in Finland and is also behind the Scrum Master Toolbox podcast. Vasco is the author of a fascinating book, #NoEstimates. Vasco and I chat about the challenges of estimating complex business application software, particularly in the CRM and ERP domains, and how the No Estimates movement and the method covered in his book can help business applications teams construct collaborative contracts with their customers and never deliver late again. At the end of this podcast episode, I give details on how you can win one of 14 copies of Vasco's book, the No Estimates book.Our discussion coversThe #noestimates movement and how the approach addresses the frustration of unreliable and late delivery on software projects.Alternatives to traditional estimation methodologies.Using the Extreme Contracts approach to create a win-win situation between vendors and customers.Educating Product Owners who may have never been involved in software development.Blink estimates, or rethinking what is delivered in a sprint to deliver customer value as quickly as possible.The "Clinton process" Spike concept centred on solving a problem for the customer with the aim of delivering a solution in a very short time frame.ResourcesVasco Duarte on LinkedInNo Estimates book Scrum Master Toolbox PodcastExtreme Contracts - Jacopo RomeiAgile Estimating and Planning training Mike Cohn Maarten Dalmijn on Medium.comScrum Master Toolbox Product Owner e-course Neil Killick Blink Estimation The Clinton Process  - Clinton Keith on “No estimates and set-based design” – Blog postRaphael Branger on LinkedIn Spike concept from extreme programming Kent Beck on LinkedIn Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedInAmazing Applications podcast page on PodchaserScrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery AcademyAgile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery AcademySupport the show


1 Mar 2021

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Vasco Duarte (Agile.FM)

Agile FM

You can order the complimentary poster mentioned in this podcast episode here: https://www.incrementor.com/toolkit


22 Feb 2021

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BONUS: The Scrum Guide 2020 and how we can facilitate the Scrum events | Ed Evan Rich and Vasco Duarte

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast: Agile storytelling from the trenches

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. About  Ed Evan Rich is the author of “Express Yourself Fearlessly”, and co-author of “The 48hr Book Method” a Product Manager by day, podcast host by night and I am homeschooling my child with my wife in between. You can read more from Ed at https://EdEvanRich.com Vasco Duarte is a managing partner at Oikosofy where he wants to change the world, one company at a time. He’s also the regular host on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast. Product Manager, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Director, Agile Coach are only some of the roles that he’s taken in software development organizations. Having worked in the software industry since 1997, and Agile practitioner since 2004. He as worked in small, medium and large software organizations as an Agile Coach or leader in agile adoption at those organizations. Vasco was one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira, Nokia and F-Secure. You can read more from Vasco at his blog: http://SoftwareDevelopmentToday.com


6 Feb 2021

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#NoEstimates with Vasco Duarte

The Agile Wire

Vasco Duarte is the host of The Scrum Master Toolbox which is the largest podcast on Scrum Master topics. Both Jeffs had the opportunity to be guests on his show in their career and it was finally time to bring him on. Find all the show notes and links at https://www.theagilewire.com


27 Apr 2020

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73 - Create An E-Course The Lean Startup Way with Vasco Duarte

Unstoppable Business Podcast

Vasco Duarte has grown businesses from 0 to 10 million and from 300K to 5 million. He is the owner of the #1 Scrum podcast - Scrum Master Toolbox. Vasco has worked in the software industry since 1997, and he’s been a Agile practitioner since 2004. He's one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira, Nokia and F-Secure. In this episode, Vasco talks about the importance of eliminating guesswork and his step by step process for creating high-demand products. INSIDE THE EPISODE: [01:06] How Vasco discovered Agile & how he uses it in product development [07:24] Vasco talks about how he made 20,000 in the first 7 days with his first online product [10:28] Vasco’s step-by-step process for creating high-demand products [16:00] Understanding the numbers behind a successful product [20:41] Sources that Vasco learned from that made the biggest impact [22:47] What the future looks like for Vasco Get your cheatsheet for Vasco’s episode at unstoppablebusiness.com/podcast


10 Apr 2020

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Vasco Duarte - What is the #NoEstimates philosophy all about?


In this Futurebuilders podcast together with Vasco Duarte and our daring host Teemu Uotila we will find out: How software can grow your business? Designing more impactful approach to software project management? How #NoEstimates can help you improve and transform software into a business growth factor? Vasco Duarte is an agile coach and strategist. He is managing partner at Oikosofy and he is the host of "Scrum Master Toolbox" podcast. Vasco is also the author of the controversial book #NoEstimates – how to measure project progress without estimates.


10 Jun 2019

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Episode 5: Tools over Frameworks with Vasco Duarte

Agile Atelier

Today, I’ll be speaking to Vasco Duarte about using tools over generic frameworks. Product Manager, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Director, Agile Coach are some of the roles that he's taken in software development organizations. Vasco's mission is to transform product development organizations into product business organizations. He does that by focusing on the work of… Continue reading Episode 5: Tools over Frameworks with Vasco Duarte

10 Apr 2019