in Scrum for Beginners

Scrum Master

  • ScrumMaster is a very important role in a scrum team.
  • Responsible for instilling real scrum values and practices in a scrum team.
  • Protects the team by making sure that they don’t over commit themselves to what they can achieve during a sprint.
  • Facilitates daily scrum.
  • ScrumMaster is accountable for removing impediments to the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal / deliverables.
  • This role is sometimes filled by a project manager (not a good choice though) or a tech lead but could be anyone.
  • ScrumMaster is not a team leader.
  • ScrumMaster acts as a buffer between the team and any distracting influences.
  • ScrumMaster is a servent-leader role.
  • ScrumMaster is required to have a distinct personality type to succeed.
  • ScrumMaster is successful only when the scrum team wins.
  • ScrumMaster should be comfortable surrendering control to the product owner and the team.
  • ScrumMaster does everything he or she can to facilitate right kind of productivity.
  • ScrumMaster gets himself trained on Scrum by a Certified Scrum Trainer and attains a certification called Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from ScrumAlliance.
  • ScrumMaster acts as a facilitator, coach and mentor to the team.