Why sharing your experience is crucial

Agile Expat by Denis Salnikov
2 min readJun 27, 2018


This week I am honoured to be the guest at the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast which I have mentioned before in my article on the podcasts I recommend to follow. I think this is the right moment to share my thoughts on why it is essential to share your knowledge and experience with others.

In my humble opinion, it doesn’t matter whether anyone follows your blog and finds it useful or not as long as you work hard at it. Don’t get me wrong, of course, it is always great to receive feedback and deserved recognition or criticism, but it isn’t the primary goal for me. It is to retrospect on the experience and to find valuable insights in the situations I went through.

Even though my relationships with Agile are only 4-years long, which I consider being veeeeery short, I have already gone through many tricky situations and learned from them.

While getting prepared for the podcast I had to dig deep into my experience, revising the cases I have faced, including both successes & failures. Taking another look at it through the prism of knowledge and experience I have gained was very useful.

The most interesting fact was that I managed to find practical proving to some of the theoretical knowledge I gained later on my Agile journey.

Of course, taking part in the podcast, writing an article or getting prepared to speak at the conference aren’t the only ways to put yourself in such state of focus. We naturally do this each time we prepare another team event or company-wide session, but we tend to go further and analyse more when being put under a pressure of public speaking.

Just remember that “Sharing is caring”©!

P.S. Here are links to Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast episodes I took part in:

  1. Denis Salnikov on the anti-pattern of the Scrum Master who is also the Product Owner
  2. Denis Salnikov on how teams get stuck in their Agile adoption
  3. Denis Salnikov on Communities of Practice as a change tool
  4. Denis Salnikov on how to evaluate team progress in their Agile journey
  5. Denis Salnikov on the transparency gap as a systemic problem



Agile Expat by Denis Salnikov

Org Design consultant, Trainer & LeSS Coach @ Agile Expat | Head of Agile Practices @ PandaDoc | Professional Scrum Master | CMI Team Coach | Kanban Coach