Scrum Master Toolkit

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More Uses of the Scrum Master Toolkit:

  • Systematize: work closely with the Product Owners to maintain a healthy backlog, prioritize backlog, maintain and communicate Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

  • Establish that your project supports Product Owners with backlog maintenance, backlog prioritization, and user story refinement process to deliver the highest business value.

  • Collaborate with technology leadership to ensure the delivery teams are practicing Agile framework and Software Engineering best practices.

  • Confirm your operation demonstrates and understands what specific Lean/Agile/Tools/Techniques/Principles to best apply, based on Team needs, environment and constraints.

  • Ensure your enterprise gets team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.

  • Ensure you allocate; build a safe and trusting Team Environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgement, with an emphasis on Problem Solving.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, Product Managers, Business Analysts, and development managers to plan releases and manage a healthy product backlog.

  • Collaborate throughout your organization, with customers, and stakeholders to identify feedback opportunities for continuous team improvement.

  • Organize, facilitate, and provide direction during Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint review, Sprint Retrospectives, Backlog Refinement, and other product related meetings as defined by the Scrum Team and your organization.

  • Confirm your organization complies; as Scrum Master or Kanban facilitator, partners with management and project team members to ensure the environment is conducive to agility and the teams are able to follow the Agile values and principles.

  • Be accountable for driving technology solution delivery for large projects/programs through a complete Agile Development lifecycle backlog prioritization, Sprint Planning, tracking burn down/velocity, etc.

  • Be certain that your team organizes and facilitates daily stand up meetings, review, estimation, retrospectives, sprint and Release Planning, demos, burn down tracking and other Scrum related meetings.

  • Manage work with the Product Owner and development team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are sprint ready.

  • Engage and actively lead sprint and release plans together with Scrum Master and lead retrospectives to continually improve team processes (for Agile approach).

  • Manage project scope, schedule, budget, quality, risks, issues, impacts and systems, and dependencies across organizational units and contract programs.

  • Collaborate with infrastructure, Application Development, vendors, testing and release teams to utilize and monitor system resources when implementing new Middleware environments.

  • Steer: critical your delivery capabilities continue to match the success of your sales and marketing; key to which is to continue and perfect your Agile journey across your entire business.

  • Establish and maintain dashboard that enhances visibility of team progress, team capacity, impediments, defect rate, backlog health, sprint velocity, sprint burn down, release metrics.

  • Confirm your team communicates daily with the Scrum Master or Team Lead and the Agile team on progress made and planned progress for the coming day; reports any impediments blocking progress.

  • Lead: work closely with Product Owners to drive backlog story grooming and to ensure backlog items are properly and fully defined prior to acceptance into a sprint.

  • Ensure you gain; build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on Problem Solving and constructive consideration.

  • Confirm your project ensures adherence to Agile practice through program increment planning, retrospectives, etc for Agile teams, and helps chart and implement deeper agility adoption initiatives with the help of other SMs and Agile coaches.

  • Establish that your organization builds a trusting environment where issues are raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on correcting and Problem Solving.

  • Systematize: work closely with Product Manager/Product Owner and development lead counterparts to ensure User Stories in the backlog are development ready and that deliverables and timeframes are consistent with business priorities.

  • Establish: act as a liaison between the team and everyone else to minimize interruptions to the sprint, keeping the team focused on delivering a quality product on time.

  • Ensure you create; recommend and introduce the appropriate metrics in support of continued improvement with the goal of getting the best work out of each team and measuring representing that improvement to the team and leadership.

  • Help team members to create effective User Stories, write acceptance criteria to know when a story is Done, and break down stories into sub tasks.

  • Make sure that your group builds successful teams by creating each team with members who can merge individualized talents to be energized and creative to improve performance and engagement.

  • Ensure you consult; build trusting and safe project environments where problems can be raised without fear of retribution, with an emphasis on doing the right things rather than doing things right.

  • Ensure you delegate; build trust among team members by helping teams manage conflicts, challenges, eliminating the culture of blame with an emphasis on Problem Solving.

 

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Scrum Master Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Scrum Master related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Scrum Master specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Scrum Master Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Scrum Master improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are audit criteria, scope, frequency and methods defined?

  2. Can you adapt and adjust to changing Scrum Master situations?

  3. What information do users need?

  4. Have all non-recommended alternatives been analyzed in sufficient detail?

  5. How do you transition from the baseline to the target?

  6. Are there measurements based on task performance?

  7. How do you govern and fulfill your societal responsibilities?

  8. What data do you need to collect?

  9. How do you focus on what is right -not who is right?

  10. What unique Value Proposition (UVP) do you offer?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Scrum Master book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Scrum Master self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Scrum Master Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Scrum Master areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Scrum Master Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Scrum Master projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Scrum Master Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Scrum Master project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Scrum Master project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Scrum Master project team have enough people to execute the Scrum Master project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Scrum Master project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

 
Step-by-step and complete Scrum Master Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Scrum Master Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Scrum Master project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Scrum Master project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Scrum Master project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Scrum Master project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Scrum Master project with this in-depth Scrum Master Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Scrum Master projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Scrum Master and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Scrum Master investments work better.

This Scrum Master All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.