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Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership

Narrated by: Geoff Watts
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: At face value, all a ScrumMaster needs to do is facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps move a team to the high performance levels possible with Scrum, is much harder and much more elusive.

In this audiobook, Geoff shares a collection of stories and practical guidance, drawn from over 10 years of coaching numerous Scrum teams that will guide you on your path to greatness.

In this audiobook, you will learn: 

  • The skills and characteristics of great ScrumMasters
  • How to generate, maintain, and increase engagement from the team
  • How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums
  • How to foster a more creative and collaborative team
  • How to increase the performance of the team
  • How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster

Scrum Mastery is for practicing ScrumMasters who want to develop themselves into a great servant-leader capable of taking their teams beyond simple process compliance.

Mike Cohn, in his foreword for the book, said:

"Most books rehash well-trod territory and I don’t finish them any wiser. I am positive I will be referring back to this book for many years."

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A good insight into enhancing the Scrum experience

Good, clear narration.
Good content.
Useful book that answered some of the questions of someone who has just been introduced to Scrum.

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Highly recommended book for all scrum masters

Highly recommended for everyone considering the Scrum Master or already a Scrum master. Good really world examples and solutions

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A must have for those working with Scrum

I loved this book, very practical and giving lots of examples of how to apply the golden nuggets taught. A book to come back to for tips, it's very well read aswell.

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Great ideas

I would say this is a good "principals" of scrum mastery book, I wouldn't say it's a guide nor a introduction but rather a book to hone your skills by listening to examples. I'd imagine many of the ideas here will present themselves in the future.

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Best book on Agile and servant leadership

This book is the best book I've found on servant leadership. Whether you're doing Agile or not, there are countless examples in here on how to be an excellent leader.
There are so many new ideas in here that I'd never thought of and I'm quite literally noting these golden nuggets of information down on paper as I listen.

Only thing that puzzles me is, how did the author / proof reader / narrator not realise that one of the anecdotal stories has a team that named themselves after a slang term for genitals?! "Wizard sleeves". Lol, brilliant!

Highly recommended book. I'll definitely be referring back to it over the years to come.

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Brilliant!

I loved it! Easy to understand, easy to follow, filled with a lot of very good and practical information. I recommend it to anyone interested in improving their scrum knowledge and skills

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The book informs by using practical examples.

The real world examples bring to life an otherwise theoretical practice. I have come across many of the scenarios referred to in the book.

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Very nice and value adding

I liked the book. The ideas shared are very valuable and thought provoking. I will go to this book from time to time.

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excellent

Having already attended a course run by Geoff, he delivers the narration with the same energy and passion shown on his courses.

This is a must for anyone wishing to be a great ScrumMaster.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-18

Must listen for Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches.

Loved it. Great content with very useful examples, and great insights which can and should be adopted for building high performing teams.

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  • Russ
  • 26-04-18

Fantastic book!!

The examples are accurate and paramount and the narrator pulled off every scenario perfectly!! Well done and thank you!

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  • Shawn Patrick Moloney
  • 08-09-18

Good Ideas

This book had a lot of good ideas but they ran way too long with each idea. The author could have made this book about 30% shorter and still gotten the same point across. I would say if you are looking to learn about running a scrum team than this maybe a good book to scan through.

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  • Richard
  • 26-07-19

Should be required reading for every scrum master

And it should be required reading for every person involved in an agile scrum team or a company’s agile transformation.

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  • NV
  • 13-07-19

too many examples

I didn't like this book, mainly because of the example team stories format. Also the monotone vocals lulled me to sleep.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-19

Great guide to effective scrum leadership

all round great guide to scrum and team leadership. The effectiveness and servant leader concepts and examples are essentially good.

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  • Tali
  • 12-06-19

Enjoyed it. I'm a Dev.

Enjoyed it even as a developer. Learnt a lot. I think it's good reading for anybody that works in an agile environment. also great if you a leader in an agile organisational. because at some level we all have to perform some scrum master activities like removing impediments and helping the team go forward. Etc.

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  • Cheong
  • 02-05-19

Great book with many practical tips and examples

Love this audio book. I like the way the author compares what a good Vs great scrum master will do. Many stories that are applicable for practising scrum masters. I would recommend this book.

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  • Pizza_Venkman
  • 23-04-19

Excellent ideas that can be implemented

I lived this book. As opposed to just discussing theory, this book uses case studies and examples I was able to really learn from. I hope he writes another one in the same fashion.

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  • dan fiske
  • 09-03-19

great stuff, and read by the author.

I love it when an author reads their own book. this book has lots of great material.