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Bad Sprint: What next? #scrum #agile #xp

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I’m sure you’ve had the feeling on the last day of the Sprint that the way it went was awful:

  • build environments broken for
  • User Stories were badly estimates
  • team members who had troubles
  • team members were stressed about completing their User Stories
  • new team member
  • Project Owner wasn’t available
  • not enough story points completed
  • User Stories left uncompleted
  • etc.

Let me put you out of your misery, it was worse than you think. 😉 As the Scrum Master you probably feel bad, just think how your team feels. Like you they are now possibly demotivated and doubting themselves, and however much it was their and your fault it is now your task as Scrum Master to help get your team back on track.

Who’s going to motivate me?
Anonymous Scrum Master

To answer that question you must realize that only you can motivate you, and that goes for your team too. Your task is not to motivate them, but to facilitate them to motivate and trust themselves and each other. There are many methods which can be used to achieve this, and I invite to to explore these to motivate yourself so you can motivate your team to become the best Scrum team.

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Now it’s up to you and the team to align the team to the next Sprint, and complete the next Sprint with a win.

Basics About Employee Motivation (Including Steps You Can Take)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 26, 2011 at 7:09 am

Posted in programming, risk, technology

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