Keeping Your Center as a Scrum Master

A few simple rules to keep at hand. 1. Keep your eye on the fundamentals. Always. There are a lot of shiny objects out in the Agile world these days. Case in point: Many tricky, cleaver, cutesy, and dewy-eyed “techniques” for running a retrospective. It’s as if the goal has become more about entertainment and less about eliciting sources of agony and clearing sand from the gears. If the focus of your retrospectives has become entertainment or some form of being liked, you’ve lost your center. High performers never get tired of practicing the fundamentals. They never get bored with the basics.

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