Scrum Master Career Path

Last post 02:58 pm September 25, 2018
by Shivani Gupta
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10:40 am September 21, 2018

Hello Scrummies, 

When I decided to pursue Agile as my career, question i was asked the most was "What is the career path of Scrum Master? Why are you choosing this role at early stage of your career?"

I still do not have answer for these questions. According to me "why do i want to become Scrum Master" is more important and answer to that questions is: 

1. Agile is something which gives you freedom to bring your suggestions and opinions to the table.

2. Agile is something which rewards everyone in team with equal respect and responsibilities. 

3. I am more interested in process of building the product instead of building it. 

4. I am creative soul. 

There are so many more reasons to love agile.

My question to this forum is "Is scrum really a good choice for someone like me with 4 years of experience in IT industry? Should i wait some more time to pursue agile?"

I really appreciate your effort and time which you have put in reading and commenting on this post. 

Thanks in advance. :-) 

06:25 pm September 22, 2018

Scrum relies on inspection and adaptation.

I believe you should apply these principles to your career as well. If you think Scrum Master is the right option for you, inspect what it is like to be a Scrum Master, and adapt to circumstances. This could involve moving in a completely different career direction, finding the right employer or looking for additional skills that you can apply at work.

But the most important thing you should inspect and adapt is yourself.

I don't want to make any judgement of you, because I'm sure like every human, you have your own unique set of skills and qualities, strengths and weaknesses, and I can't know what those are.
So I'll give an example of how I applied this to myself. When I first started as a Scrum Master, I was a guardian of the process. After some very effective training, I realised that there was a massive problem with my approach. I started to question the processes I was endorsing, and when I started to realise how much I didn't know, I found more and more opportunities to challenge myself, and become a better Scrum Master.

10:36 am September 25, 2018

Thanks for replying Simon Mayer. 

Yes you are right, i need to start with inspecting and adapting myself. I believe that i can do justice to Scrum Master role. 

There is always room for improvement hence from now on i will challenge myself and become better day by day.