In my another post Reiner Schindler wrote "don't be a slave of PM-
tools" and I want to ask about your opinion - do you use / like such
tools? does it help?
We use our own tool, which was written for task registration and I
can't say that it is very good tool, we will change it (there are some
strange moments here. I mean the way, in which we want to use it - for
PM and for administration).
If you can, write me please names or links of standard PM tools, I want
to see what they do and how they can simplify PM process.
Maybe there are/were such discussions here, if you know - write me
please name of topic, or date (approximately, I will look for).
A lot of thanks for any reply.
- <<< Nicholas is absolutely correct .
Scrum Master and Project Manager are two different roles. >>>
That is not what I had said. I had said that the ScrumMaster needs to see
himself as a part of the team and needs to be commited to the sprint goals.
I very much agree to the statement that scrummaster is NOT just another name
for a project manager.
@Wolfgang ... You mentioned an example where the team comes to you with an
impediment, and you are thinking it is not an impediment but it is them
asking you to tell them what to do. You said you don't tell them. Why?
I think that this is part of coaching ... And is this not one way of
facilitating work. Now ... I'm not speaking of doing the job for someone
else, but of sitting down next to them and giving them hints about how to do
it themselves. I would assume next time this person comes across such an
issue he won't have to ask anymore. I mean ... If you keep showing someone
how to do it, and he just doesn't get it ... Maybe he is in the wron job
position ... And this is a problem that is not caused by scrum, it is just
made visible by scrum.
I see nothing wrong with a ScrumMaster doing this type of coaching. It
doesn't have to be that way, because a ScrumMaster does not have to be an
expert in the domain the team works on ... But if the ScrumMaster is an
expert, why not use his expertise?