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Jul 28, 2023

Why should I become a team coach (Scrum Master)?

Discover the transformative power of being a Scrum Master and act as a team coach. Unleash teams' potential, foster growth, and drive Agile success in today's dynamic business landscape.

The question of "why" can encompass various aspects, reaching beyond a simple answer. It involves personal goals and objectives, understanding whether this role aligns with your true desires and reasons for considering it. Additionally, there are the moments, benefits, and fulfilling aspects of being a team coach/scrum master that I'd be delighted to shed light on. Drawing from my two years of experience as a former Scrum Master and five years as Agile Coach, allow me to share my passion for this role and why you should consider giving it a try.

To embark on the path of becoming a team coach, a genuine desire to work with people and a servant leadership mindset are fundamental. Your ultimate goal is to guide your team towards self-management, ensuring they become independent and capable without constant reliance on you. Here are some compelling reasons why you should consider becoming a team coach/scrum master:

  1. Empowering Others: As a team coach, you have the unique opportunity to empower individuals within the team. By fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, and mutual respect, you can unlock the full potential of team members, allowing them to flourish both personally and professionally.
  2. Nurturing Self-Organization: Central to Agile is the principle of self-organization โ€“ empowering teams to make informed decisions and adapt independently. Skilled Team Coach/Scrum Masters nurture this autonomy, guiding teams to become self-reliant, motivated, and proactive in addressing challenges. This not only fosters team members' confidence but also allows leaders to focus on strategic concerns.
  3. Driving Continuous Improvement: Agile thrives on continuous improvement. As a scrum master, you become the driving force behind this principle. By facilitating regular retrospectives and encouraging an open culture of feedback, you promote a learning-oriented mindset, leading to enhanced team performance over time.
  4. Navigating Through Challenges: In the face of challenges and obstacles, your role as a scrum master is to provide guidance and support. By removing roadblocks, mediating conflicts, and promoting effective problem-solving, you create a conducive environment for the team to thrive.
  5. Witnessing Team Growth: Few things compare to witnessing the growth of a team under your guidance. As a team coach, you'll experience the joy of seeing individuals evolve into a cohesive, high-performing unit, achieving goals that once seemed unattainable.
  6. Promoting Agile Principles: By championing Agile values such as transparency, collaboration, and customer focus, you contribute to fostering an Agile mindset across the organization. This cultural shift can lead to a positive impact beyond individual teams, benefiting the entire company.
  7. Opportunity for Versatile Career Growth: The skills and experience gained as a team coach/scrum master are highly transferable. This opens doors to explore diverse career paths, take on leadership roles, or contribute to Agile transformations in different organizations.

Conclusion

In conclusion, becoming a team coach/scrum master is not just a career choice but an opportunity to inspire, guide, and shape the future of Agile teams. By embracing this role, you can unleash the true potential of individuals and teams, foster a culture of continuous improvement, and contribute to the success and growth of the organization as a whole. So, why wait? Take the leap into the world of Agile leadership and embark on a rewarding journey of self-discovery and professional fulfillment.

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Sep 25

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) - Virtual

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Virtual Course EU
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Oct 16

Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) - Virtual

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Scrum.org
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English
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Virtual Course Germany
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English
Virtual Course Germany
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Oct 23

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) - Virtual

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Guaranteed to run! Virtual training - each day 9:00 - 17:00 CEST
Scrum.org
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English
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Virtual Course EU
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Virtual Course EU
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Oct 30

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) - Virtual

โ‚ฌ1,595
Virtual training - each day 9:00 - 17:00 CET
Scrum.org
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English
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Virtual Course EU
Virtual training - each day 9:00 - 17:00 CET
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Virtual Course EU
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Nov 6

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) - Classroom

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Klassikale training - dagelijks 09:00 - 17:00 CET
Scrum.org
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Dutch
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Amsterdam
Klassikale training - dagelijks 09:00 - 17:00 CET
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Amsterdam
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Nov 13

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) - Virtual

โ‚ฌ1,495
Virtual training - each day 09:00 - 17:00 CET
SAFe
โ€ข
English
โ€ข
Virtual Course EU
Virtual training - each day 09:00 - 17:00 CET
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English
Virtual Course EU
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Nov 13

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) - Virtual

โ‚ฌ1,595
Virtual training - each day 9.00-17:00 CET
Scrum.org
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French
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Virtual Course FR
Virtual training - each day 9.00-17:00 CET
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French
Virtual Course FR
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Nov 13

Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) - Classroom

โ‚ฌ1,695
Klassikale training - dagelijks 09:00 - 17:00 CET
Scrum.org
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Dutch
โ€ข
Amsterdam
Klassikale training - dagelijks 09:00 - 17:00 CET
โ‚ฌ1,695
Dutch
Amsterdam
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Nov 16

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) - Virtual

โ‚ฌ1,495
Remote training! - Each day from 09:00 - 17:00 CET
Scrum.org
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English
โ€ข
Virtual Course Germany
Remote training! - Each day from 09:00 - 17:00 CET
โ‚ฌ1,495
English
Virtual Course Germany
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Nov 20

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) - Virtual

โ‚ฌ1,595
Virtual training - each day 09:00 - 17:00 CET
SAFe
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English
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Virtual Course EU
Virtual training - each day 09:00 - 17:00 CET
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Virtual Course EU
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Written by Raul Barth, Agile Consultant, trainer, SAFe Practice Consultant (SPC)