Neil Benson is joined by Matthew Venamore, a scrum master with extensive experience coaching Dynamics 365 teams. Matthew shares valuable insights into the challenges faced by new scrum masters when joining existing teams and emphasizes the importance of empowering the team. He advises taking a standoffish stance initially, observing the team and their work before making any changes or adding value.
Matthew shares his personal journey, starting as a software delivery manager and eventually becoming a scrum master. He highlights the importance of coaching and guiding a team towards self-management and offers insights into handling various challenges, such as developers working on product backlog items that are not ready. He discusses the benefits and potential drawbacks of having a definition of done and a definition of ready, emphasizing the need for flexibility and open discussions within the team.
Matthew provides valuable insights and practical advice for both new and experienced scrum masters, shedding light on the importance of empowerment, simplicity, and continuous improvement within agile Dynamics 365 teams.
Matthew Venamore on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venamore/
MY ONLINE COURSES
? Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps – learn the basics and benefits about adopting agile approach to building business applications https://customery.com/foundations
? Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps – learn the Scrum framework, get certified, adopt proven practices for using Scrum to build agile business apps https://customery.com/scrum
? Estimating Business Apps – learn how to quickly, accurately and confidently answer the questions your stakeholders love to ask: “How long will it cost and how much will it cost?”
? Amazing Applications – interviews and solo episodes about building amazing, agile Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications https://amazingapps.show
WHO AM I
I’m Neil. I’ve been building Microsoft business applications since 2006, using Scrum since 2008, received Microsoft MVP awards since 2010 and been making my own pizza dough since 2011 ?. Yum-oh!
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