As I wrote about recently, I have moved to NewVoiceMedia as a Scrum Master. I made this move just in time for one of their three Hackathons each year. During the 2 day event employees are given the freedom to work on whatever sparks their interest. The only caveat is it must be in some way ‘business related’, I learnt that is a loose caveat (in a good way).
The intention of this is to encourage creativity, raise morale, and possibility create the next big thing.
When I joined NVM I became part of the Agile Community Of Interest. We decided that the Hackathon was a perfect opportunity for us to give something back to the wider community, and have some fun on the way. The idea was to produce a book for new and aspiring Scrum Masters, all within 48 hours.
I am pleased to say we did it! It is free and available now on LeanPub. Please download a copy, and share with whoever you wish. All feedback is welcome.