Role of a Scrum Master

An extremely common question what role does a Scrum Master play. Answer is not as simple, a Scrum Master being a servant leader do have to serve scrum team, product owner and the organization. Instead of generalizing the role of a Scrum Master, read the specific role which a Scrum Master has to play –

For the Scrum Team:

● Coaching the team members in self-management and cross-functionality;

● Helping the Scrum Team focus on creating high-value Increments that meet the Definition of Done;

● Causing the removal of impediments to the Scrum Team’s progress

● Ensuring that all Scrum events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox.

For the Product Team:

● Helping find techniques for effective Product Goal definition and Product Backlog management;

● Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items;

● Helping establish empirical product planning for a complex environment;

● Facilitating stakeholder collaboration as requested or needed.

For the Organization:

● Leading, training, and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption;

● Planning and advising Scrum implementations within the organization;

● Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact an empirical approach for complex work;

● Removing barriers between stakeholders and Scrum Teams

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