What makes a really good project manager? Come and find out during our two-day Scrum project management training course in Boston, Massachusetts! If you’ve studied Scrum, you’ve probably realized that a whole lot has been said on the topic. The greatest project managers and Scrum Masters in the world have added their views on the subject, and when you start reading, it might seem like there’s no end to the “requirements” attached to being a great – or even a decent – Scrum Master.
Don’t let all the material out there scare you. While there is indeed an endless list of great qualities that we could all develop, there are very few that are actually vital to the job. As you participate in our Scrum project management training course in Boston, Massachusetts, you’ll see that the qualities of a Scrum Master can be developed by anyone with a bit of determination.
The Scrum Master’s role is very unique. While some of the tasks might seem similar to those of a project manager, the two roles are totally distinct. In fact, it’s best not to think of the two roles as being similar at all, as this might just hold you back from taking on the “servant leader” attitude. The Scrum Master does not “manage” the team at all. He is responsible for the team’s success, but he facilitates, enables and empowers rather than commanding and controlling the situation.
In order to successfully transition from project manager or even team member to a successful Scrum Master, a few key attributes are needed. You might not have these skill naturally, but they can be developed and strengthened as you grow into your new position. These key skills are:
1. Interpersonal skills to facilitate teamwork and cohesion.
2. Motivational skills to keep your team focused on project goals and Scrum use.
3. Communication skills to keep clear lines open between Product Owners and team members.
Don’t fret if you aren’t up to snuff just yet. During the two days of our Scrum project management training course in Boston, Massachusetts, we’ll get you started on the right track and well on your way to being a fantastic Scrum Master. Get in touch today at firstname.lastname@example.org.