As someone forced into an Agile leadership role - just end it. For the love of god just end all of Agile. It works at the right company but EM is not a software company. Our development is nothing but packaged vendor solutions with mild tweaks and bolt ons to the code which you don’t need agile for.
The older developers hate it and complain all fu----g day because they dream of getting on their knees and provide white glove service to the business again. The younger devs seem indifferent because it gives transparency and let’s them focus on dev more to eventually leave the company.
Product owners/managers are generally okay but many don’t have the domain knowledge to prioritize and rely too much on the team. Scrum Masters are borderline meeting coordinators and just rebranded project managers - in software companies the scrum master hat is passed among developers, why do we need a full time role?!
And SDMs oh sheesh probably the worst. All they do is talk about psychological safety and I&D then play on their phones all day (seriously look around next time your around an SDM). They’re tasked to build your skills but most haven’t coded a line in decades - all they know is tech buzzwords at a high level. Most struggle with PowerPoint and Zoom.