Allison Pollard and Cherie Silas
The role of the Scrum Master is about more than removing impediments and facilitating meetings. Scrum Masters act as mirrors for their teams and mentor team members great Scrum Masters coach their teams to high performance every day. We will share a metaphor for teams to use on their journey to high performance and teach Scrum Masters how to be coaches for their teams. Come learn how to give meaningful feedback and ask powerful questions to grow a team.
Allison Pollard is a Principal Consultant with Improving Enterprises in Dallas; she is an agile coach working with 20 teams in a large enterprise and loves to create communities for those interested in developing their agile instincts. She mentors project managers to become great Scrum Masters and coaches managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results and an organizational community that provides sustainability for agile. Allison is also one of the organizers of the Dallas-Fort Worth Scrum user group that hosts monthly sessions with over 60 attendees and serves on the Dallas Agile Leadership Network board.
Cherie Silas is a business professional who has been leading, coaching, training, and mentoring people for many years. I have a strong desire to help people arrive at the place they define as success in both personal and professional life. My goal is to invest the experience and talents I have gathered through years of learning, often times the hard way, into people whom I hope will become greater than I can ever dream to be.
I believe in servant leadership which is all about finding joy in setting your personal aspirations aside and giving people what they need to grow and experience success. Ultimately, watching people accomplish things that they never believed possible and seeing them become who they never believed they could be fulfills every need I have for success in my life.
Professional Certifications: Professional Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional, Project Management Professional