A lot has been written on the ScrumMaster’s role. Some of the greatest ScrumMasters have thrown in their two cents on what makes a really good ScrumMaster – and when you start reading all the “requirements” it can quickly become a daunting prospect. During our ScrumMaster certification classes in Des Moines, Iowa, we hope to simplify things a little. We’ll help you to learn the skills and mindsets that you really need to succeed as a ScrumMaster.
The role of ScrumMaster is a totally unique one. It can be a bit hard to wrap one’s mind around, because the role is so distinct from traditional management models. The most interesting, and often the most confusing concept is that the ScrumMaster doesn’t directly “manage” the team members, yet at the same time, the ScrumMaster is held accountable for the team’s success. If this sounds like a total contradiction, you’re not alone. During our ScrumMaster certification classes in Des Moines, Iowa, you’ll learn how this can – and does – work effectively in projects of every shape and size.
To fill the role successfully, a ScrumMaster must develop a few key influencing abilities, including:
- Servant leadership
- Communication skills
- Motivational skills
- Interpersonal skills
Obviously, these are skills that don’t come naturally to everyone; however, that doesn’t mean that these skills can’t be learned. If a manager or team member starts with a solid foundation of humility, commitment, responsibility, influence, knowledge and collaboration, the necessary skills can be developed.
During our ScrumMaster certification classes in Des Moines, Iowa, we’ll be teaching each participant how to develop, hone and use these key skills in a work environment. Servant leadership is management on a whole new level, and it requires a bit of a paradigm shift for many in traditional management roles. While Scrum can be a challenge, we think you’ll be thrilled once you start seeing the phenomenal results. Sign up today on our events page, or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about group rates and private consultation.