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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Confessions of a SCRUM master - Halo effect

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  • Michael Vizdos
    ... and for the newly released Scrum Master not to clip the wings of a new self-directing team, and not to keep retreating back to the cage for comfort. Deep
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      ... and for the newly released Scrum Master not to clip the wings of a new self-directing team, and not to keep retreating back to the cage for comfort.
       
      Deep :).
       
      - mike
      On 11/28/06, Abrachan <pabrachan@...> wrote:

      When a team is transitioning from the conventional predictive
      project management to the adaptive style based on SCRUM method -
      very often it is like releasing a parrot under captivity. Suddenly
      the parrot gets absolute freedom and at the same time it is not
      conditioned to enjoy the new found freedom. It still thinks that it
      is under captivity. It has to stregthen the muscles required to fly
      in a world of unlimited freedom and opportunities to excellence.

      When the daily scrum meetings happen, most of the members - if they
      are new to the team, still follow the reporting attitude - and keep
      reporting what Iam supposed to do, What I did and the problems I
      faced - to the SCRUM master only, without any eye contact with the
      rest of the team. Even if the SCRUM master do not want to be seen as
      a command and control freak, the rest of the team still see him as a
      command and control freak - which is hang over from the previous
      predictive project management styles he/she was practising. One of
      the very effective tactic (fix) to de-promote this behavior by the
      rest of the team is to avoid the eye contact with the person who
      is `talking to you' in a SCRUM meeting, thus forcing him/her to look
      at the rest of the team members - contributing to the 'self directed
      team' spirit. :-)


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