As Scrum Masters we are used to dealing with an ever changing, complex environment and that is the sweet spot for being agile and where having an agile mindset is crucial. One of the key strengths of an agile approach is the ability to quickly shift gear to refocus on new and emerging priorities. People are operating with even more uncertainty and complexity so It’s now more critical than ever, for Scrum Masters to ensure agile practice is maintained and to support teams to continuously improve their practice and self organise but stay connected and focused on the Sprint Goal.
Scrum Events are a important way to help team’s learn and remain focused on goals as each event has a clear intent and point of inspection and adaptation. Maintaining Transparency and ensuring team remain connective and collaborate whilst working remotely is a key factor in their ability to self organise and remain a high performing team.
Even the most prepared facilitator can be blindsided by unforeseen issues. Prepare some alternatives and ‘Plan B’ contingencies such as:
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