How to Prove the Value of Scrum Masters to the Organization?
via Scrum.org Blog by Barry Overeem
As part of The Liberators Network, we organize meetups that allow participants to give & get help around challenges they face with unleashing their organization’s superpowers. All meetups focus on peer-to-peer coaching, building networks, and the sharing of experiences. Last week, Simon Flossmann, one of our Patrons, took the opportunity to raise the following challenge:
“How can a Scrum Master prove its value to the organization such that (s)he isn’t considered to be the first asked to leave in a crisis?”
To explore this challenge, we used the Liberating Structure “Wise Crowds”. This structure makes it possible to tap the wisdom of the whole group to give help with tough problems, questions, and challenges. The purpose of this blog post is to share the outcome of the meetup. In a future article, we might describe how we facilitated Wise Crowds, virtually.
Advice from the Wise Crowd
During the Wise Crowds meetup, 55 participants from around the world, worked together to collect ideas, recommendations, and advice for Simon’s challenge. By studying the results, we identified the key patterns and listed them below. All this advice was formed in 10+ breakout rooms. Listening to it simultaneously was obviously not possible. So we take the liberty to refine and expand the advice with our own knowledge and experience as well.