5 Values of Scrum and how can Scrum Masters work with them!!

1. Courage – What can you do as a Scrum Master

  1. Help the team out– If you see one of the members picking up new work, guide them if they need help then ask for it. Encourage the team to become a safe space so that there are no hitches in asking for help.
  2. Have the courage yourself– Lead by example. Stand up if you feel the team is being pressured or you feel the team spirit is not good.

2. Focus – What can you do as a Scrum Master

  1. Facilitate– Coach the team to limit the number of tasks and priorities per person per Sprint to ensure everyone remains focused.
  2. Reiterate the focus in the Daily Scrum– Discuss with the team how aligned are we towards the goal?

3. Commitment – What can you do as a Scrum Master

  1. Facilitate the Sprint Planning– Make sure that the team is comfortable with the planning and there is scope for issue fixes along the way.
  2. Protect the team against scope creeps/changes– As a Scrum Master protect your team from unwanted changes in the Sprint, change to the Sprint Goals, and also undue pressure from the Product Owners.

4. Respect – What can you do as a Scrum Master

  1. Celebrate Accomplishments– As a team, celebrate the achievements of each other.
  2. Respect to individuals– Give the team members their space and respect their contributions to the team.

5. Openness – What can you do as a Scrum Master

  1. Be Honest– This one has to start with you, have honest conversations with the team.
  2. Be the Safety Net– As a Scrum Master, observe things that are not going right. For example- If you see issues not being highlighted in the stand-ups ask the team members if they are on track once in a while.

Read the full article here: https://medium.com/serious-scrum/5-values-of-scrum-and-how-can-scrum-masters-work-with-them-f3b2ff01ec2e

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