Peer Review: Identify, nurture and reflect on your skills

In a previous article, I described a method for maturing as a Scrum Master, while keeping focused on your project, as a flexible model to identify and to nurture relevant skills, without loosing yourself in theory. (Not only for Scrum Masters.) Basically a combination of the Kano model to prioritise skills and the Peer Review technique to nurture them with feasible action items.

Here, I am going to describe a typically Peer Review, the way we conduct it at Mayflower for the advanced training our Guilds of Scrum Masters and Product Owners, or as one approach for our in-house coaching affairs. …


A flexible model to identify and to nurture relevant skills, without loosing yourself in theory. (Not only for Scrum Masters.)

So here is the challenge: you want to further develop relevant skills to master your current profession, but you and your team are stuck in a project, where certain improvements just don’t add any value. How can you improve your skills? How will you identify “relevant” skills? And how will you add value to the project or to your team while doing so?

In this article, I would like to describe a learning model, that we already practice for while now at Mayflower GmbH and that feels more flexible and more coherent to our agile approach than maturity models like CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) or other, more process-focused techniques. …


No need for awkward situations at a conference booth: Constructive Smalltalk on top of the regular session program

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Every now and then we are visiting conferences not just as speakers or trainers, but as an exhibitor as well. For some reason, attendees expect you to sell something — that feels a bit awkward, especially when it is no sales fair, but a conference that is based on information exchange and networking.

So attendees are positively surprised when they find out, that they can actually discuss their own topics with us at our booth. That there are (almost) no salespersons behind the desk, but our colleagues, that would otherwise give a talk or a workshop (basically the same things we do for our clients as well). …

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