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Play by Play: Becoming a More Effective Scrum Master

by Doc Norton and Jeremy Jarrell

In this course, you’ll learn tools to improve your Scrum Master skills in order to be more effective and help your team reach their highest potential.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Becoming a More Effective Scrum Master, Jeremy Jarrell and Doc Norton explore the deeper context behind the skills all great Scrum Masters share, what qualities are necessary for an individual to succeed, and how to judge a Scrum Master’s success so their progress can be measured objectively. By the end of this course, you’ll learn the necessary skills to be a more effective Scrum Master and what it takes to help your team reach their highest potential.

About the authors

Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, Belly, and Centro, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and servant leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve th... more

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States and as a syndicated author whose articles and videos have appeared on sites such as,,, and Jeremy resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children and is an avid runner. He loves to discuss all topics related to agile met... more

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