The Great Scrum Master by Zuzana Sochova

It seems like our scrum love for 2020 is unlimited! We just reviewed “The Great Scrum Master” by Zuzana Sochova, a dear friend of ours. It’s a definite “yes” to all the newbie scrummasters!

In the second part of this podcast, our hosts have prepared a list of questions for the author. Zuzi joins them with answers and some insights about the book.

About the book

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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About the Author

Zuzi is an Agile & Scrum coach and trainer with deep hands-on experience and passion for happier teams, business improvement, and managing change. She stated with Agile and Scrum project in 2005 at Medtronic, USA. Since then she was coaching ScrumMasters, Product Owners, teams and organizations.

As a Certified Scrum Scrum trainer with Scrum Alliance Zuzi has already trained thousands of ScrumMasters and Product Owners.

As a coach Zuzi is leading expert on Agile transformations and has consulted a hundred companies of all sizes on various coaching engagements from introduction Scrum into teams to helping succeed with whole enterprise agile transformations.

Zuzi is a regular speaker at Agile conferences and delivers talks, workshops and keynotes with great feedback from the audience, which makes people leave their comfort zone and look at things from very different perspective. She is an organizer of the annual Agile Prague Conference, founder of the Agile community group Agile Association, and organizes regular events for the Czech Agile & Scrum community (Agile Open Cafe).

She is the inventor of the #ScrumMasterWay concept.


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