Helping build diversity of thought in a Scrum team | Pascal Clarkson


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Pascal was working with a team that had a team member that was particularly good at pointing out problems. She had worked at that company for a long time, and had developed a reputation for “being difficult”, which led to the other team members judging this one team member’s actions, and they ended up dismissing her actions. In this episode, we hear about how Pascal approached this situation, and modeled curiosity to help other team members understand why she was pointing out problems.

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About Pascal Clarkson

Pascal has a bachelor degree in computer science. After years of working as a software engineer and having 8+ years of practical experience with the Scrum Framework, he has shifted his attention towards group facilitation. He uses Systemic Modelling and other methods to support groups in their discovery of how they can be the best version of themselves.

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