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How to influence a scrum team to do something you as a SM feel is beneficial to the team

Raise the matter first during a retrospective and find out how the team feel about it. One time I can see when visual feedback might be important is during sprint planning. In planning sessions the SM ...
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How to improve Scrum Master performance

The first issue with the feedback you received is on what basis was that judgement made? Your team is not fast enough compared to...? If they do not have a cogent basis upon which that judgement was ...
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How to influence a scrum team to do something you as a SM feel is beneficial to the team

I think it is valuable to make a distinction here between a need you have for yourself vs a need the team has that you are helping them with. If this is a personal ask, then servant leadership has ...
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How to influence a scrum team to do something you as a SM feel is beneficial to the team

Adding to the excellent answers you have already. Perhaps consider asking the team to do an experiment? Make the change you propose for a given amount of time and then review if it made things better ...
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How to improve Scrum Master performance

Your manager is not happy with your team performance. That's all what matters. Stop thinking about scrum or framework; stop thinking that he is not right because he doesn't understand scrum, etc. Your ...
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How to improve Scrum Master performance

It seems like there is a disconnect between your interpretation of the Scrum Master role and your manager's and the RTE's interpretation of the Scrum Master role. There could even be several ...
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How to improve Scrum Master performance

That... doesn't make sense. You can be the greatest Scrum Master in the world, and your team could still deliver below expectations, because you can neither influence their actual work, nor the ...
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Place for team leader or project leader in Scrum

The Scrum answer would be that there isn't a team leader. The Scrum Guide states that: Scrum recognizes no titles for Development Team members, regardless of the work being performed by the person ...
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How to motivate high performers in team?

Many interview questions are less about the answer you give and more about your thought process. I didn't do your interview, so I don't know what the interviewer was looking for, but I could guess ...
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How to accurately communicate task priorities?

Good question. I'm unclear on some of the details that inspire your question, so I'm going to provide three different answers Risk Matrices are dangerous to your health. You say, I fall back to very ...
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How can I resolve conflict with a seasoned developer?

TL;DR You probably don't want to hear this, but the developer is probably right about your lack of experience, although based on what you've said they are addressing it in a very unconstructive way. ...
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managing a project without subject matter expertise

This is a difficult one to answer because there could be a lot that is not being said, however, based on what you are saying here is some guidance. TL;DR Projects are temporary organisations to ...
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How to improve Scrum Master performance

Others have already pointed out that there is likely a conflict between your manager's expectations and your Scrum Master role. I'm not going to cover that again. However, there are things you can and ...
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What techniques to use to lead teams to a decision?

Making a decision and taking action, even if it is not the best choice, is more productive than doing nothing. This is something that the team should understand. What is the root cause of this ...
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What techniques to use to lead teams to a decision?

It somewhat depends on the decision needed to be made. As I wrote on my blog, often any decision is better than no decision. If we're talking about GUI elements or similar If the team (or whoever ...
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Distributed Risk Register and Facilitation of Risk-Based / -Aware Thinking

As always, @DavidEspina's answer is excellent. On the other hand, since this problem presented itself in my environment this morning, I thought I'd share. I keep a Risk Breakdown Structure, which ...
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How to motivate high performers in team?

Daniel Pink talks about motivation by: Mastery: The urge to get better skills. Autonomy: Our desire to be self directed. It increases engagement over compliance. Purpose: The desire to do ...
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How to accurately communicate task priorities?

Ideally priorities shouldn't change frequently - it's much easier to work in a stable environment and not have to switch between tasks and priorities quickly. The reasons for frequent changes could be:...
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how to drive a project in matrix ehm agile, organization?

If the team is using Scrum then the appropriate role and title for you is Product Owner, not project manager or lead. If you are to be the agreed PO then you should set the goals for the product and ...
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how to drive a project in matrix ehm agile, organization?

Tough spot to be in. I recommend proceeding with caution. Especially because of this statement: We are experts, just give us the money, we'll speak to business, we'll understand the requirements, we'...
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What is the essence of project management?

The role of project management varies greatly depending on the kind of project and the environment you work in. I work with software and data where the role of a project manager is often mainly about ...
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What is the essence of project management?

The essence of project management is: Something has to get done, There has to be a way to get it done, You need stuff--money, time, people, materials--to get it done, You need to understand and to ...
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Team management to get something streamlined

It would help to know the nature of your team's work, and what kind of tickets you work on. Handing over work in progress to a different person works reasonably well if the task is shoveling sand from ...
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How to influence a scrum team to do something you as a SM feel is beneficial to the team

TL;DR As a member of the Scrum Team, you should articulate your needs and preferences as worthy of consideration by the whole team during a Sprint Retrospective. However, as a Scrum Master, your job ...
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New filter in JIRA

project = myProject and estimate is EMPTY Where myProject is either the key prefix for your tickets (EX: JIRA or ABC etc) or myProject is the actual name of your project And where estimate depends on ...
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How can I resolve conflict with a seasoned developer?

Firstly you should clarify your actual responsibilities in the organization if those aren't already clear to everyone. Your line manager ought to be able to help with that. PM roles do vary from place ...
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How to motivate and measure high performance of team as new manager?

One of the thing as a scrum master i tried in couple of scrum teams, for team performance improvement was to identify the aspirations of each team member and then align/allocate them the work matching ...
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How to motivate and measure high performance of team as new manager?

One of the traditional challenges with both motivation and measurement of software development teams is that we isolate the development team (or even a developer in our thinking). Feom a measurement ...
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How to motivate high performers in team?

A generic question would yield a generic answer. This question and the interviewers response show just how poor the predictive validity of interviews are. If I were asked this question, I would have ...
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Distributed Risk Register and Facilitation of Risk-Based / -Aware Thinking

On projects that I have overseen, I have not had perfect success in delivering my vision of how a risk log should look at the project level, in that it should contain the highest six or seven threats ...
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