Career / Management

This Week: Become a Scrum Master

by Team Nuggets
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Published on October 7, 2017

As a Scrum Master, your approach is founded on empiricism. You assert that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. That's the difference between being a Scrum master and a manager, letting the facts become evident and working from there. We dedicated this week to helping you keep the managing out of your mastery.


  • Be a Scrum Master, Not a Scrum ManagerIt's important to remember that while the Scrum Master plays a critical role on a Scrum projects, everyone plays an equal part on a Scrum team. As an independent group of self-managed individuals, Scrum teams perform as equals. Here are the key reasons you're the Scrum Master and not the Scrum manager.

  • How Do Kanban, Scrum, and Lean Relate? If you're a Scrum Master or anyone using a Scrum methodology, you should be able to easily step into the other Agile worlds, like Lean or Kanban. While Kanban, Scrum, and Lean methodologies share common goals, their executions are not exactly equivalent. Similarly, Agile project management saddles them all. Learn exactly what Scrum is, and what it is not.

  • 5 Mostly False Myths about Scrum Scrum is a little strange to those unaccustomed to its lexicon and methodology. That strangeness has led to some myths propagated out into the world. Some are flatly untrue. Others are mostly untrue. Some myths are just projections of Scrum's quirks without context. In this 30-minute webinar, CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham sets the record straight.

  • 10 Weird Things in Scrum that Make Perfect Sense Scrum gets a bad rep sometimes. With its daily standups, post-it notes, "Masters," and the rest of the lexicon, there are some things that make Scrum a little weird. But the Scrum methodology is proven to help teams build awesome products fast — even if they call stuff by strange names.

  • 10 Most Beautiful Scrum Boards Ever Created You don't have to be a software developer to use (or appreciate) Scrum Boards. For those of you interested in Scrum Boards, we've got the 10 best boards we could find among our Learners and across the web. What makes a beautiful Scrum board? We break it down right here.


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