How Buzzwords and Jargon Impact Your Team w/ Tyler Grant

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What we say matters.

One of they keys to being a successful ScrumMaster is language. It’s not enough to just put the message out, you need to encode it in a way that allows it to be received and decoded in a way that will deliver the message you intended. 

Tyler Grant is a ScrumMaster who is concerned with how buzzwords and jargon can create divisions within teams, and is generally less precise than other, more technical language.  These words often lead to poor communication habits, misunderstanding, team members feeling alienated, not to mention the myriad of ways it can impact the deliverable. 

During this podcast, Tyler and I talk through why this topic is so important, how to become more aware of it, what to do if you find yourself communicating using less than precise language and what to do if you are on the receiving end of it. 

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Posted on: March 24, 2019 10:07 AM | Permalink

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Yes I agree it does matter, What we say and how we say., .

Thanks, Dave. New episode for the commute!

Thank you for sharing!!

Thanks - I find that some people can use jargon if they don't fully understand a conversation topic - I often spot it and use it as a prompt to get them to better articulate their perspective and try and tease out a simple yet technically rich enough alternative.

I've been vexed by this very topic on several technology refresh projects to replace legacy systems. 




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