"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Welcome to ScrumMaster Labs. This is a forum for you to experiment with new facilitation and teaching methods, testing the water with your peers before jumping into the deep, and sometimes hostile corporate waters.
The ScrumMaster Labs complement the existing ScrumMaster Clinics, each lab inviting participants to move to the next level of involvement by leading the sessions themselves.
Experimentation is encouraged, but the space can also be used to rehearse a previously learned technique, and even to practice one-tone coaching.
Each lab will offer 3-6 sessions, facilitated by the proposers. Proposals can be made in advance, or simply brought along on the day. How this will actually work in practice is currently unknown. The lab itself is an experiment, with the learning from each one helping to improve the series as a whole.
You can attend as a facilitator/participant, or just a participant. Each role is equally valid. Without participants a facilitator can't do much! It is recommended that you attend a few ScrumMaster Clinics before participating as a facilitator, but this is certainly not a requirement.
All ScrumMasters, and others working in a facilitation or education role of any kind are welcome. The core requirements, if they can be named as such, are a desire to learn, and a willingness to fail.
The labs offer multi-way learning. Through regular attendance at these labs the students will become more confident and skilled in their ability to facilitate groups, while gathering new ideas to experiment with themselves.
DatesThe first two labs (a.m. and p.m.) will take place on Wednesday 17th October, in Hammersmith, London. Subsequent labs will be held every two months, alternating with the ScrumMaster Clinics.
Held in Hammersmith W6. Click a link to register
ScrumMaster labs are free, but donations towards venue cost, refreshments and facilitator travel are encouraged.
ScrumMaster Clinics are complementary events, offering a health check for practising ScrumMasters. The clinics run in alternate months to the labs. Read more about the ScrumMaster Clinics here.