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The PO that lives and breathes Product Vision | Sjoerd Nijland

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website. From estimation to Vision, the contrasting performance of PO’s that focus on those two different items in their work. The Great Product Owner: The PO that lives and breathes Product Vision As Sjoerd describes it, the great PO lives and breathes the Product Vision. With that Product Vision in mind, the PO is able to make decisions as the product emerges thanks to the actions by the team. In this segment, we also talk about how Roadmaps can sometimes negatively impact the team’s ability to execute and the PO’s ability to make decisions. In this segment, we refer to the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast episodes with Maarten Dalmijn. The Bad Product Owner: The Estimation-driven PO PO’s that focus on estimation, are often trying to cover their own backs and managing expectations with stakeholders at the expense of the Scrum team’s work. In this segment, we also talk about how the estimation focus by PO’s is more of a “scarcity mindset” perspective that drives teams to be afraid and always lacking in time to do the right things.  For more on how to work without estimates as a Product Owner, check out the NoEstimates Book. Are you having trouble helping the team working well with their Product Owner? We’ve put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at: bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO’s collaborate. About Sjoerd Nijland Sjoerd is a founder of Serious Scrum, and creator of the Road to Mastery co-creative online training. Previously E-commerce manager at Bugaboo, and then Manager of Operations at Digital Agency Triggerfish. You can link with Sjoerd Nijland on LinkedIn and connect with Sjoerd Nijland on Twitter.

17mins

21 Aug 2020

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The success mindset for Scrum Masters | Sjoerd Nijland

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website. We start the success discussion with a poem by Kipling: “If”. We then discuss what is the real motivation Scrum Masters have to look at their success in the role. Sjoerd explains what is critical for him in that role, and the mindset that helps him when working with teams. Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: The SWOT Canvas The SWOT canvas is a technique that helps teams reflect on what are the aspects they can build on (strengths), what they need to either avoid or fix (weaknesses), what are the aspects they can take advantage of (opportunities) and finally what are the dark clouds that threaten their ability to execute (threats). In this segment, we also discuss how that same canvas can be used in the context of product, organization, individual or even product increment to help the team reflect and evolve. Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM’s that have decades of experiences: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome!  About Sjoerd Nijland Sjoerd is a founder of Serious Scrum, and creator of the Road to Mastery co-creative online training. Previously E-commerce manager at Bugaboo, and then Manager of Operations at Digital Agency Triggerfish. You can link with Sjoerd Nijland on LinkedIn and connect with Sjoerd Nijland on Twitter.

10mins

20 Aug 2020

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Large Scrum adoption how to | Sjoerd Nijland

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website. As this story starts, Sjoerd had just joined a team that was helping an organization move from Waterfall to Scrum. The team decided to start with a large training effort and applied the “training from the back of the room” ideas. This is an approach that tries to maximize the learning in a classroom training setting, but also has critical insights for the role of the Scrum Master as a facilitator.  But the transformation did not stop there, there were many other activities and approaches that Sjoerd and team used in that process. Listen in to learn the most important ones, and the critical lessons Sjoerd learned from that process. About Sjoerd Nijland Sjoerd is a founder of Serious Scrum, and creator of the Road to Mastery co-creative online training. Previously E-commerce manager at Bugaboo, and then Manager of Operations at Digital Agency Triggerfish. You can link with Sjoerd Nijland on LinkedIn and connect with Sjoerd Nijland on Twitter.

11mins

19 Aug 2020

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Removing the “bus factor” with a Scrum team | Sjoerd Nijland

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website. In this organization, each developer was assigned an application or component. The catch? Each of those applications was critical for the company’s business. Soon enough, this became a problem. Sjoerd shares with us how he tried to help this company eliminate their “bus factor”, and the important lessons he learned about how not to do it. Featured Book of the Week: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle In The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle, Sjoerd learned how important non-work related aspects are for forming a great team. The book shares what are the aspects that are associated with great teams, and highlights how culture and team-culture are critical for the success of a team. About Sjoerd Nijland Sjoerd is a founder of Serious Scrum, and creator of the Road to Mastery co-creative online training. Previously E-commerce manager at Bugaboo, and then Manager of Operations at Digital Agency Triggerfish. You can link with Sjoerd Nijland on LinkedIn and connect with Sjoerd Nijland on Twitter.

16mins

18 Aug 2020

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Help the Scrum team show value quickly, to remove resistance by Project Managers | Sjoerd Nijland

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website. Sometimes companies want to adopt Scrum, only to disguise their Project Management traditional ways of managing. In this episode, we talk about a company that had hired Scrum Masters but really wanted them to act as Project Managers. We then discuss how Scrum Masters can work with Project Managers to change their perspective by showing how to create value in a very short time. This can be a transformational moment for your company and your Project Manager. About Sjoerd Nijland Sjoerd is a founder of Serious Scrum, and creator of the Road to Mastery co-creative online training. Previously E-commerce manager at Bugaboo, and then Manager of Operations at Digital Agency Triggerfish. You can link with Sjoerd Nijland on LinkedIn and connect with Sjoerd Nijland on Twitter.

13mins

17 Aug 2020