Acknowledgment. This meetup is made possible by the support of many members of the Toronto Agile community who kindly share their time and experience to facilitate the free clinics – while supporting and mentoring those starting out on their journeys.
“ScrumMaster clinics provide a health check for newly practicing ScrumMasters. Facilitated by experienced ScrumMasters and coaches the clinic is a place to come to share your struggles, offer ideas, listen and learn, and become rejuvenated in your work.” – Tobias Mayer
The ScrumMaster Clinic initiative began in London in July 2017 and has quickly spread to other cities around the world. To hold the spirit of the original London clinics the founders offer these seven principles, which, if embraced, will act as guiding agreements for any new clinic.
1. The clinics will always be free, but voluntary donations can be collected to cover room costs and refreshments. 2. Each clinic will have more than one facilitator, to avoid creating a cult of personality, or any form of dependence. 3. Facilitators are volunteers. 4. Facilitators are more experienced than participants, or have particular knowledge or skills to share. 5. Over time, regular attendees will begin to mentor new attendees. 6. Over more time, regular mentors will become facilitators. 7. Anyone can start their own ScrumMaster Clinic initiative whenever and wherever they like, and may or may not embrace these agreements.