5 Must watch videos for every Scrum Master

As Scrum Master, it’s expected from you to be a teacher, mentor, coach and change agent in an organization. Videos help to teach the teams and organization about Scrum, Agile and related subjects.

In this edition, I selected videos about personal behavior, motivation and creating a positive working environment. These subjects are important for creating high-performance teams. Other videos are product management and ownership. The last video is about #NoEstimates, an upcoming movement in the Agile world.

1. Building a psychological safe workspace

In this video, Amy Edmondson – Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School – talks about creating a psychological safe workspace for people to work in. These are workspaces where the true values and principles are lived by. In other words, a workspace where people are not afraid to speak up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.

Building a psychologically safe workplace | Amy Edmondson | TEDxHGSE

2. Agile Product Ownership in a nutshell

This video is great for explaining Agile in 15 minutes. It covers subjects as story value, priority, velocity, Agile planning, and the feedback loop. Even managers can understand this video!. :-P

As Scrum Master, you can use this video to teach about Agile and the Agile mindset to stakeholders, customers, and new Agile teams.

Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell
Agile Product Ownership in a nutshell

3. The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

It answers questions like: Why do people do things totally for free? Why are people not more motivated when you pay them more money for the same thing?

RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
The surprising truth about what motivates us

4. Product Planning in a nutshell

Roman Pichler is a big name in the Agile world in the Product Management niche. In this keynote, he talks about Product Planning in an Agile environment.

Product Planning in a nutshell

5. #NoEstimates keynote

In the Agile world, there is a movement starting about not estimating any Product Backlog Item or User Story on the Product Backlog. Probably you have seen the #NoEstimates hashtag on other sites before. Allen Holub is one of the card-carrying members of the #NoEstimates movement.

#NoEstimates (Allen Holub)
#NoEstimates by Allen Holub

Bonus Video!

Just a fun one to close this article. A great example what happens with management trying to choke the Development Team with adding extra product backlog items to the sprint.

I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration - "Job Switching" clip
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