Many Scrum teams lack leadership and management support where leaders are disengaged and think Scrum is a team-only thing. The result is often a bottom-up approach and conflict arrises when the teams are feeling things outside of their control is slowing them down. They often get shut down.
What we need is to clearly stipulate the business leadership role to
- Work with Scrum Teams to remove organisational impediments
- Create an environment that supports continuous improvement
- Empowers self-management
- Establishing and leading a culture that supports psychological safety through the Scrum Values.
- Empowers the Scrum Master to reveal impedements, and supports the teams decisions to improve
- Creates a space for learning and improvement, without fear.
- Works with the product owner and organisation to establish focus and reduce context sweithching
- Establish value flow and not utilisation and effort
- Create measures that align to deliving the product that can be used by teams
- Remove communication barriers and create open communication pathways
- Reduce unnecessary meetings, distractions allowing teams to focus on what is most important for the business.
- Help the team succeed, not manage from outside
Mangement and leaders play a vital role and often left with the “I don’t know what I must do” feeling. We need to help them help the team
succeed. This is done by giving them good guidance of what to do.
EDIT: This list is not immutable and feel free to write thoughts, add more, suggest changes. The intention of my to stop ignoring the management and help them lead and create a successful organisation that supports teams.