Servant leadership is a type of leadership that all ScrumMasters should practice when being effective within their teams. According to the “Virtues of Leadership”, Larry C Spears identifies 10 characteristics of servant leadership based on the famous Greenleaf’s original writings. Amongst these 10 characteristics, there is one that is most critical but not normally thought of when SMs are in the day-to-day within their teams. Come hear about how one person’s use of this characteristic aided in better relationships and collaboration with the development team and Product Owner.

Learning Objectives:

After this session, participants will walk away with a clearer understanding on the impact one can have with their teams through honing the muscle of this particular practice. This session is for anyone looking to better connect with members on their team and building better relationships which will ultimately make you a better servant leader. Participants will also learn tactical ways to engage with the Product Owner and be a resource to not only the development team, but the Team Lead. Be prepared to come to this class with an open mind as we will explore the perspective of others, not just what you believe to be true (Hint Hint). This is a session you don’t want to miss!

Target Audience:

Executive / Management, Practitioners, Newbies, Coaches, Product / Portfolio Management


BriElle Bryson

BriElle Bryson, CSP®, PMI-ACP®, is an experienced agile practitioner with several years of experience within the technology industry. She is the Founder and Principal of Bryson PMC, LLC which is a boutique management consulting firm that combines agile project management, business operations, and professional development courses into one powerhouse punch. BriElle is not your traditional management consultant – BriElle is bold, pushes the envelope, and dares to disrupt the status quo. While BriElle brings an expert level of knowledge and skills, her unique ability to energize others ignites the spark for them to take action to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Prior to pivoting into consulting, BriElle was the Agile Champion and Portfolio Manager for one of Capital One’s largest data organizations. In this role, she was responsible for cultivating and elevating technology teams through agile delivery and creating strategies on how to effectively drive results through data metrics and reporting. She also acted as a transformation agent to help digital engineering teams deliver high value, quality software more efficiently as well as improving their agile engineering practices. BriElle is a mentor, educator, motivational speaker, and an advocate of getting more diversity into STEM fields. She formerly served as the Women in Technology External Outreach Lead for Capital One’s Chicago offices where she played an active role in partnering with both national and local organizations focused on sealing the gender gap in tech. She speaks frequently to youth about leadership development and has taught middle school students’ introductory app software development skills. BriElle has also taught Agile Project Management & Scrum to both undergrad and grad students at DePaul University. BriElle is a native of Flint, MI and has a BBA in Management from Howard University. She continues to satisfy her learning appetite and expand her knowledge through agile education. BriElle currently holds the CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, CSM®, and CSPO® certifications. She is also recognized as an Agile Certified Professional from the Project Management Institute.