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Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership

Narrated by: Geoff Watts
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: At face value, all a ScrumMaster needs to do is facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps move a team to the high performance levels possible with Scrum, is much harder and much more elusive.

In this audiobook, Geoff shares a collection of stories and practical guidance, drawn from over 10 years of coaching numerous Scrum teams that will guide you on your path to greatness.

In this audiobook, you will learn: 

  • The skills and characteristics of great ScrumMasters
  • How to generate, maintain, and increase engagement from the team
  • How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums
  • How to foster a more creative and collaborative team
  • How to increase the performance of the team
  • How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster

Scrum Mastery is for practicing ScrumMasters who want to develop themselves into a great servant-leader capable of taking their teams beyond simple process compliance.

Mike Cohn, in his foreword for the book, said:

"Most books rehash well-trod territory and I don’t finish them any wiser. I am positive I will be referring back to this book for many years."

©2013 Inspect & Adapt Ltd (P)2018 Inspect & Adapt Ltd

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Must listen for Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches.

Loved it. Great content with very useful examples, and great insights which can and should be adopted for building high performing teams.

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Fantastic book!!

The examples are accurate and paramount and the narrator pulled off every scenario perfectly!! Well done and thank you!

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Good Ideas

This book had a lot of good ideas but they ran way too long with each idea. The author could have made this book about 30% shorter and still gotten the same point across. I would say if you are looking to learn about running a scrum team than this maybe a good book to scan through.

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great stuff, and read by the author.

I love it when an author reads their own book. this book has lots of great material.

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Love this

Loved the real examples always good to hear the basics and the challenges to becoming great. Geoff makes it all sound so simple thanks so much.

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Great book

Awesome insights for beggining SM like me. Not only for the PROs. I've heard this book 3 times already and there is still something new and usefull

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Recipe for Healthly and Successful Scrum Team

I'm a Scrum Master that led an organization's Scrum transformation over three years ago. With three Scrum Teams, many personalities, a large portfolio, and changing demands and priorities I am regularly fighting for the success of each team. This book explains many struggles that Scum Masters may encounter, along with examples and sound advice on how teams overcame similar struggles. Whether you are new Scrum Master or an experienced Scrum Master, you will walk away with new insight, tools, and techniques that will increase the health of your team and the success of Scrum within your organization.

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Certified agilist - still learning

Fresh take. As a manager in an agile company I often find myself explaining and coaching folks on the agile processes to ensure they amd I understand my role and theirs. this book helped to remind me that sometimes the approach needs to be adjusted to be out of the box amd sometimes we should rethink the box. well done!

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  • RC
  • 10-26-18

Great!

This book is a definite must have for everyone in a leadership or management role, not just project managers and scrum masters!

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A must read for recent Scum Masters

Really a good book for all Scrum Masters, especially if you've been working scrum for a little while and want to take it to the next level. Bob B.

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  • Chris Fawcett
  • 07-25-18

A good insight into enhancing the Scrum experience

Good, clear narration.
Good content.
Useful book that answered some of the questions of someone who has just been introduced to Scrum.

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  • Jim
  • 04-14-18

Highly recommended book for all scrum masters

Highly recommended for everyone considering the Scrum Master or already a Scrum master. Good really world examples and solutions

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  • Olideya1986
  • 04-20-19

Best book on Agile and servant leadership

This book is the best book I've found on servant leadership. Whether you're doing Agile or not, there are countless examples in here on how to be an excellent leader.
There are so many new ideas in here that I'd never thought of and I'm quite literally noting these golden nuggets of information down on paper as I listen.

Only thing that puzzles me is, how did the author / proof reader / narrator not realise that one of the anecdotal stories has a team that named themselves after a slang term for genitals?! "Wizard sleeves". Lol, brilliant!

Highly recommended book. I'll definitely be referring back to it over the years to come.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Brilliant!

I loved it! Easy to understand, easy to follow, filled with a lot of very good and practical information. I recommend it to anyone interested in improving their scrum knowledge and skills

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  • PMM1
  • 08-23-18

The book informs by using practical examples.

The real world examples bring to life an otherwise theoretical practice. I have come across many of the scenarios referred to in the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-18

Very nice and value adding

I liked the book. The ideas shared are very valuable and thought provoking. I will go to this book from time to time.

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  • Mr Robert Goodayle
  • 02-09-18

excellent

Having already attended a course run by Geoff, he delivers the narration with the same energy and passion shown on his courses.

This is a must for anyone wishing to be a great ScrumMaster.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-19

Awesome

This book is perfect for learning and reassuring your servant leadership principles. Principles of the modern day's best leadership practices and theories. The content of the book can and should be used every day in your leadership role.