Aug 8, 2023
On this episode of SuperStar Communicator podcast, host Susan Heaton-Wright interviews Angela Johnson, a certified Scrum trainer and author. They discuss the importance of trust and communication in building strong teams, particularly in the context of implementing Scrum and Agile methods. Angela shares her experience teaching virtual classes during the pandemic, detailing how her organization had to quickly adapt and pivot to virtual teaching to stay afloat. She highlights the challenges of teaching virtually to a global audience, recognizing the need to be more aware of cultural and linguistic differences.
Key points from the interview:
[00:00:26] interviewing Angela Johnson on Scrum.
[00:06:42] Diverse opinions, respectful disagreement lead to strength.
[00:10:26] Certifications are important but not sufficient.
[00:11:32] Scrum Alliance adapts classes to virtual format.
[00:17:47] Adapted classes virtually changed world of work.
[00:19:16] Breaking silos, sharing knowledge, and promoting transparency.
[00:24:04] Building trust through vulnerability and shared experiences.
[00:26:33] Teams need agreements for effective collaboration. Some teams have them, but they may need revision. Guardrails can be set for behavior and decision-making. An expired agreement can lead to toxic behaviors.
[00:29:43] Book about failures turned into valuable learning.
[00:32:20] Engaging interview sparks thoughtful reflections and gratitude.
Angela Johnson is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and the author of “The Scrum Master Files: secrets every coach should know”. As a professional people geek, Angela helps others successfully implement Scrum and Agile to achieve their goals and objectives. You can contact Angela at https://scrumfiles.com where you can also purchase her book.
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