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Scrum Master Skills

by Benjamin Day

This course will help you develop the skills of a great Scrum Master.

What you'll learn

The Scrum Master role in an organization can be difficult. You live between a rock and a hard place. You're influential but you probably don't have any real power. You're not a project manager but you're still kind of on the hook for delivering. You're long on responsibility and short on power. But it’s a great job, right? There's nothing like helping your team come together and deliver fantastic, complete, functional software. It takes a special kind of person to be Scrum Master -- nerves of steel, a lot of finesse, and some ridiculously great people skills. It's a lot of knowing what to look for and knowing how to help fix it. Even better if you can anticipate issues and get in front of them. What can you do to help keep everything on track? How do you help your team to solve problems and really sing? This course will help you develop the skills of a great Scrum Master.

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What Does the Scrum Master Do, Anyway?

About the author

Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft’s development tools with an emphasis on Team Foundation Server, Scrum, and Windows Azure. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd, DevTeach, and VSLive. When not developing software, Ben’s been known to go running and kayaking in order to balance out his love of cheese, cured meats, and champagne. He can... more

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