Facilitating Professional Scrum Teams

Cover of the book, Facilitating Professional Scrum Teams

Facilitating Professional Scrum Teams

Improve team alignment, effectiveness, and outcomes

Facilitating Professional Scrum Teams by Patricia Kong, Glaudia Califano and David Spinks, published by Addison-Wesley is available from the Pearson website as well as at all good retailers.

Unlock the true power of collaboration within Scrum Teams with this practical guide packed with tips, tools, and real-life scenarios to elevate your facilitation skills.


Scrum requires healthy collaboration, not just between the members of the Scrum Team, but also between the Scrum Team and its stakeholders to gather feedback and input. These stakeholders include users and customers of the product developed by the Scrum Team. Healthy collaboration entails embracing and leveraging individual experiences and perspectives—a dynamic that is core to solving complex problems.

Collaboration is the heart of thriving Scrum Teams, but most available resources on collaboration focus solely on meeting formats and neglect to show how Scrum Teams truly harmonize their efforts and make informed decisions effectively. This book bridges the gap by not only providing effective facilitation techniques but also delving into the how and why of facilitation—all geared toward improving effectiveness, achieving impactful outcomes, and helping Scrum Teams work through challenges.

  • Provides tools and insights for Scrum Teams to better facilitate team interactions to leverage group diversity.
  • Uses real-world scenarios that illustrate common Scrum Team challenges and how they can be overcome with effective and timely facilitation.
  • Shares comprehensive facilitation approaches accompanied with effective guidance on when to use them, how they can be combined, and how they can help to achieve desired outcomes.
Leverage facilitation as a powerful complementary practice to Scrum to drive results and achieve goals.
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