Hey! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Lutz Mueller and I am here to help you become a Scrum Master and level up your Scrum Master skills.
Becoming a Scrum Master and getting hired without work experience is hard. A lot of companies looking for Scrum Masters still don’t understand what a Scrum Master does and what skills are required to be a great Scrum Master. Often they require to have IT skills and technical background. Everybody on the internet says as a Scrum Master you don’t need to have IT skills. So what do you do?
If you have been lucky you land your first Scrum Master position and the real trouble begins. Nobody understands Scrum and Agile, you are seen as the process police and you have a hard time gaining trust and respect from your Development Team, Product Owner, and Managers.
I have been there. I have been through all of that and it took me more than 5 years to figure out how to get hired (as a Scrum Master freelancer) regularly and gain trust and respect very quickly without being seen as the process police.
I want to help you do the same.
Why Should You Listen to Me?
I have been in the world of Agile for more than 10 years. I started as a software engineer and managed to transition to the Scrum Master role while freelancing. This was even more difficult as companies hiring freelancers want to have experts instead of juniors. The key to success was to translate my former experience in Agile and Scrum in my resume and during the job interview to convince them I was a good fit.
Despite having experience working in Agile and Scrum being a Scrum Master was not that easy as expected. Not everybody likes Scrum. A lot of people don’t understand what a Scrum Master does and they don’t respect the role. Gaining trust and respect have been the biggest issues.
I did a lot of training, read an endless amount of blogs, articles, and guides. There have been a lot of recommendations and tips & tricks which will not help you as a Scrum Master. Most of the articles out there are not practical.
To help your team as a Scrum Master you need to get your hands dirty and demonstrate new techniques in agile collaboration. Nobody needs a Scrum Master telling the team they need to split User Stories. Most new teams don’t know how to do this. They need to see it in action with you. That’s my aim with this blog. I want to help you become the Scrum Master your team needs to progress and improve.
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