How do YOU increase your team’s velocity?

I don’t know about you, but making bigger estimates does NOT increase velocity.  What are some ways you’ve measurably increased your team’s velocity without making bigger estimates?


Your Reputation Precedes You

How do scrum masters search for jobs?
 Just like anyone else.  We check openings on places like Indeed, Dice, and LinkedIn.  We submit resumes.  We go to interviews.  We network as much as we can.  In fact, we network A LOT.  Most people in the tech industry get jobs based on recommendations from their peers.  Let that sink in for a moment.
How others perceive you – your reputation – can possibly determine whether or not you get a position you really want. Continue reading