Scrum Master

The Scrum Master is tasked with making Scrum work. They work intimately with the Team, sometimes as a member. Their primary task is to remove Impediments and guide the team in Scrum practices. The Scrum Master does whatever it takes to help the team succeed.

Scrum Masters are servant-leaders not managers. They play the pivotal role of making sure Scrum is practiced well. The Scrum Master is accountable for the Velocity and the Continuous Improvement of the Team.

The Scrum Master accelerates the Team’s Velocity by:

  • Removing impediments
  • Surfacing and implementing process improvements
  • Ensuring theTeam understands and adheres to best Scrum practices
  • Facilitating the Scrum ceremonies
  • Coaching the Team to self-organize and self-manage
  • Making sure the Team is cross-functional
  • Keeping the Team focused on a transcendent goal
  • Assisting the Product Owner to refine a ready backlog
  • Representing the Team to the rest of the organization
  • Protecting the Team from interruptions
  • Keeping Team morale high

Persistence

Persistent people achieve success by continuing forward even when things are difficult.

Drive

Driven people are self-motivated and push themselves hard to achieve what they want.

Service

People with a strong sense of service are constantly looking for ways to serve and help.

Listener

Good Listeners are able to listen intently to what people say and help people feel heard.

Catalyst

Catalysts motivate and inspire others to make things happen.

Enabler

Enablers create the conditions for people to grow and develop for themselves.  Courageous people don’t let their fears dictate their actions.

Patterns: 

Scrum Master  

The Scrum Pattern Language of Programming codifies well known Agile practices that have been successfully implemented many times.

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