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Re: Justify full Time Scrum Master? Need help

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  • ag12340@rocketmail.com
    Thank you Andrew. I agree. It is important to have a coach for some initial period (few sprints, I guess time varies from team to team) and then have him come
    Message 1 of 16 , Dec 3, 2011
      Thank you Andrew. I agree. It is important to have a coach for some initial period (few sprints, I guess time varies from team to team) and then have him come in from time to time.

      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Pham <andrewpham74@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM, ag12340@... <
      > ag12340@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > I am new to Scrum. Attended 2 day training.
      > >
      > > my title: dev manager
      > >
      > > current process: requirements doc, arch and design, iterative and
      > > incremental dev, handoff to qa, deploy. We deploy every 3 months.
      > >
      > > Good things: We can go back and change requirements and design. PO and biz
      > > owner is very involved and very accessible.
      > >
      > > Team: Cross functional 7 devs. QA is outside.
      > >
      > > My boss is onboard with Scrum. He loves 300% productivity improvement
      > > scrum has many studies for and daily meetings.
      > >
      > > He thinks (wants) we should be able to hit 100% productivity improvement
      > > in an year (our goal for Scrum) and 40% in 6 months.
      > >
      > > I requested for a full time scrum master. He want justification for extra
      > > cost and wants to know why I or some PM cannot do it.
      > >
      >
      > There is no justification for a (certified) ScrumMaster, especially with
      > people getting automatically a certification after a two-day class with no
      > passing or failing test.
      >
      > Change is hard but Scrum itself, as a project management process framework,
      > is very simple, especially after you get management's understanding and
      > support as well as buying and excitement from the team.
      >
      > What you guys (and any project team new to Scrum) would need is a
      > practicing coach to help you with the process, which they can learn by
      > reading Ken's and Jeff's Scrum guide and one or two practical books and,
      > especially, by working with and learning from the practicing coach.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Andrew
      >
      > Author of *Scrum in Action**, Agile Project Management and Development in
      > the Real-World*
      > http://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Action-Andrew-Pham/dp/143545913X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_
      > *1*<http://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Action-Andrew-Pham/dp/143545913X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1>
      > -1
      >
      > and of *"Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and/or Kanban (Lean)
      > Implementation" **(reviewed and upcoming)*
      >
      >
      > > I said my hiring a full time SM, we will be able to reduce number of
      > > developers by 2 (from 7 to 5) in an year and still get more done.
      > >
      > > Is that a good justification? What else can I provide?
      > >
      >
      > >
      > >
      >
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