What is expected from a facilitator?
Many good things are expected from the facilitator the sprint team depends on the facilitator to ensure that the discussion is productive and many points or objectives of the meeting is achieved. Some of the points expected from the facilitator are:
He or she is supposed to build a community in the sprint team. Where the positions of every individual member in the group are taken into consideration. The facilitator should create an environment where every member of the team feels appreciated. They should not feel left out at any moment they should move forward as a team.
Bring the best out of individuals
The facilitator also has to bring the best out of team members so that they can use their experiences in solving the issues facing the team and reach the team’s objectives.
The facilitator also has to ensure that the team are on schedule starting and ending time should be what is on the schedule and also ensure that they keep the team’s covenant.
A guide through the Sprint
The facilitator also as to guide the team through the session so that they can reach the sprint team’s goals.
The facilitator also has to ensure a comfortable tone throughout the session such as tone he/she uses to address the sprint team.
Why is the Role of a facilitator important?
His/her role is crucial because he/she is mainly interested in perfecting the group process for the discussion to be successful and objectives achieved. He/she can participate in the debate by giving the sprint team insightful sights about the area of, but his/her primary focus is on the process to be flawless and successful. So when choosing a facilitator for your team discussion go for the best and a facilitator who is also interested in your topic of discussion.