The Great ScrumMaster #ScrumMasterWay

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-12-30
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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The Fast, Focused, Practical Guide to Excellence with Scrum

The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay is your complete guide to becoming an exceptionally effective ScrumMaster and using Scrum to dramatically improve team and organizational performance. Easy to digest and highly visual, you can read it in a weekend…and use it for an entire career.


Drawing on 15 years of pioneering experience implementing Agile and Scrum and helping others do so, Zuzana Šochová guides you step by step through all key facets of success as a ScrumMaster in any context. Šochová reviews the ScrumMaster’s responsibilities, introduces her powerful State of Mind model and #ScrumMasterWay approach, and teaches crucial metaskills that every ScrumMaster needs.


Learn how to build more effective teams, manage change in Agile environments, and take fulladvantage of the immensely powerful ScrumMaster toolbox. Throughout, Šochová illuminates each concept with practical, proven examples that show how to move from idea to successful execution.


  • Understand the ScrumMaster’s key role in creating high-performance self-organizing teams
  • Master all components of the ScrumMaster State of Mind: teaching/mentoring, removing impediments, facilitation, and coaching
  • Operate effectively as a ScrumMaster at all levels: team, relationships, and the entire system
  • Sharpen key ScrumMaster cognitive strategies and core competencies
  • Build great teams, and improve teams that are currently dysfunctional
  • Drive deeper change in a safer environment with better support for those affected
  • Make the most of Shu Ha Ri, System Rule, Root Cause Analysis, Impact Mapping, and other ScrumMaster tools


Whether you’re a long-time Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or participating in your first Scrum project, this guide will help you leverage world-class insight in all you do and get the outstanding results you’re looking for.


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Author Biography

Zuzana Šochová is an independent Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer with more than fifteen years of experience in the IT industry. She led one of the very first Agile international projects in the Czech Republic, focusing on distributed Scrum teams, working in different time zones between Europe and the USA. Now she is a leading expert on Agile and Scrum practices in both startups and big corporations. She has experience with Agile adoption in telco, finance, healthcare, automotive, mobile, and high-tech software companies. She has worked in various positions, starting as software developer for life and mission-critical systems, and continuing as a Scrum Master and director of engineering. She has been working as an independent Agile coach and trainer since 2010, specializing in organizational and team coaching, facilitations, and culture change using Agile and Scrum. 

Zuzi is a well-known international speaker. She is a founder of the Czech Agile Community, which organizes the annual Agile Prague Conference. She received her MBA from Sheffield Hallam University (UK), and her master’s from Czech Technical University. She coauthored Agile Methods Project Management, written in the Czech language.

Twitter: @zuzuzka
Web: sochova.com
Blog: tulming.com

Table of Contents

1. The ScrumMaster's Roles & Responsibilities
2. The State of Mind Model
3. #ScrumMasterWay
4. Exercise - #ScrumMasterWay
5. The ScrumMaster's Group
6. Metaskills and Competencies
7. Building Teams
8. Team Toxins
9. Focus on Responsibility
10. Organization as a Tribe
11. Implementing Change
12. The ScrumMaster's Toolbox
13. In the End

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