Scrum Mastery

From Good To Great Servant-Leadership

The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: Facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps move a team to the high performance levels possible with Scrum, is much harder and much more elusive. In his over ten years of coaching numerous Scrum teams, the highly-respected and experienced Scrum coach Geoff Watts has identified patterns that separate a good ScrumMaster from a great one. In this book, he not only illustrates these patterns through stories of his own experiences and those of the many Scrum teams he has encountered but offers practical guidance for you on your own path to greatness.

  • How to foster a more creative and collaborative team
  • How to generate, maintain and increase engagement from the team
  • How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster
  • The differences between being a good ScrumMaster and being great
  • How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums.

This book is a must read for anyone trying to perform the role of ScrumMaster. Hugely valuable insights, examples and best of all the repeated references to what a 'great' scrum master would do is inspirational. I think I'll be using this as a reference for years to come and have already recommended it to all the scrum masters in my company!

Edward Kenny

I am thoroughly impressed with how comprehensive and well-written the book is. It will be indispensable for many people.

Roman Pichler, author of Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products That Customers Love

Scrum mastery is a skill that can be honed and Geoff gives us rich tools to sharpen our craft.

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow, Rally Software

With this resource you will learn:

  • The skills and characteristics of great ScrumMasters.
  • How to generate, maintain and increase engagement from the team.
  • How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums.
  • How to foster a more creative and collaborative team.
  • How to increase the performance of the team.
  • How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster.
Cherie Silas

Best Scrum Master Resource Available - Hands Down!
This is the best book I have read thus far as a Scrum Master resource. I would recommend it to anyone -- Excellent! I would order 500 copies of this book and hand them out on the street corner if I could --- that's just how good this book is. I want to go on a mission to get this in the hands of every Scrum Master I ever coach!

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