People don’t always understand the role of the ScrumMaster……..What is more shocking is ScrumMasters don’t always understand what their role is!
The Scrum Alliance in its literature and certified course material gives us good guidance. I guess it’s then up to individuals and organisations to interpret it for what they want. But all to often I meet mini project managers or people so laissez faire that the team is running rings around them!
People are obviously getting a little lost along the way. As a coach my belief is ‘I am here to help people and organisations realise their full potential’ I do this by pulling on my experiences and a number of different methods that I practice. When I meet ScrumMasters my mission is to make them coaches of the future.
I started thinking about myself as a ScrumMaster and the different parts I play in the team. I have broken these down to the different ceremonies and wider elements of the role.
I wanted to share this with you. Naturally this is my interpretation based on my experiences of what being a great ScrumMaster and a coach of the future is. I am sure I have missed out many points and feel free to shout them out.
User Story Creation
The Product Backlog & Release Planning
Every Day Working and Daily Scrums
You can see there is lots and I am sure I could have kept on writing
I want you to thinking about the role you play as ScrumMaster and ask yourself:
ScrumMasters need to continuously improve, the same way we expect our teams to. ScrumMastery is a leadership role and we all need to step up to that.
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