What book has helped you the most in your Agile journey?

Transform Your Agile Journey with This Must-Read Book!

As a Scrum Master, I often get asked, “John, what’s one book that has been instrumental in your Agile journey?” 📖

Without a moment’s hesitation, my answer always is, “Collaboration Explanation” by the remarkable Tabaka Jean is the book that guided me on my Agile journey and helped me unlock deep insights.

This piece of literature is more than just a book. It has been a mentor guiding me through my Agile path and one I go back to time and time again.

Connecting with the Expert

I can’t help but reminisce about when my paths crossed with Jean, so allow me to take you back a few years to a time when I consider myself highly fortunate.

Yes, I’m talking about the time when my CSM journey intertwined with Jean, a time that seems like many moons ago but remains fresh in my memory.

Jean’s guidance has been a cornerstone, fostering my understanding and appreciation for the Agile world. Those were the days that laid the foundation of my enduring journey in the Agile realm.

Dive into Facilitation: Your Guide to Successful Collaboration

The brilliance of “Collaboration Explanation” lies in its deep dive into facilitation, a topic that’s essential for anyone looking to excel in the Agile sphere.

In my early days, this book served as a beacon, illuminating the paths of collaboration and facilitation, and even today, it continues to be my go-to resource when pondering about fostering collaboration.

Creating Equal Opportunities and Spaces in Teams

As Agile practitioners, we aim to ease team members’ lives by orchestrating time-efficient and inclusive meetings. 🌟

It’s about giving a platform where everyone has an equal voice and where the environment is conducive for individuals to explore ideas, fostering a productive and fun space freely.

This book is a treasure trove that guides you in achieving exactly that.

A Testament to Time: My Trusted Companion for Over a Decade

Having relied on this gem for the past 15 years, I must say it has gracefully stood the test of time. It’s a resource that I have leaned on repeatedly, and I endorse it with all my heart.

It has been instrumental in shaping my approach to Agile, a constant companion in my journey towards fostering a collaborative and inclusive workspace.

If you’re as passionate about Agile and Scrum as I am, I invite you to join me in my Agile and Scrum courses. 🚀

Together, we can delve deeper into the philosophies and principles that can transform our workspaces into nurturing and productive environments.

Let’s create spaces where ideas bloom and collaboration flourishes!

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If you are already a scrum master and want to upskill to a more advanced level of knowledge and agile coaching capability, visit our Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course page.

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John McFadyen Managing Partner
John McFadyen is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience working on some of the UK and Europe’s largest, most complex Agile Transformations. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, John brings a wealth of experience as an Agile coach, Agile practitioner and software developer into each of the four core courses he provides. The war stories, the insights into successful Agile transformations and everything he has learned from coaching high-performance Agile teams combine to provide course delegates with a unique, compelling training experience that transforms as much as it empowers.

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