Jan B. Olsen

Jan B. Olsen is a transformation consultant and coach with 10+ years of experience in scaled Agile environments ranging from business domains to large and complex development organizations. He has experience with complicated and challenging strategic and tactical consultancy assignments in designing new business models and lowering unnecessary complexity in large organizations. Jan is able to analyze, design, and change organizational design and structure and the organizations' culture, mindset, and behaviors. He is guiding transformation through consulting, training, and coaching. Jan can effectively act as a consultant/coach to management, teams, and team members. His last responsibility was as part of the transformation leadership team at Danske Bank. He took part in redesigning 5,000 people large development organization from top to bottom with new business and operating models.

He has various certifications and accreditations, including Certified Agile Coach at Scrum Alliance and European Individual Accreditation Senior Practitioner at EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).

He has been a speaker at multiple meetups, Agile Tour, and XP Conference.

Title of presentation: Professionalising the Scrum Master Role

Jan has set out to professionalize the Scrum Master role and competency development. In this session, he will share lessons learned and challenges encountered.

Why is this important for you?

In order for Agile to work to its fullest potential, Scrum Masters need to have the necessary competencies to support and challenge the organization. Still, this is not enough, as the Scrum Masters’ focus needs to be based on the organizational maturity of the organization to achieve maximum results. Misalignment between the two will keep the organization dead in the water, and self-orientated Scrum Masters will be seen as less valuable.

What you will learn:

In the session, you will learn how to effectively align Scrum Master's purpose and competency development with organizational maturity, which will enable you to communicate the focused effort to the organization. You will also learn the importance of building a strong community of practice within the Scrum Masters, to ensure continuous learning of Agile and Lean practices and various Scrum Master stances.