What is the difference between Agile Coach & Agile Consultant?

Last post 07:54 pm September 1, 2019
by Simon Mayer
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12:35 pm September 1, 2019
01:13 pm September 1, 2019

Do these terms describe different types of challenges which a Scrum Master might address?

07:54 pm September 1, 2019

Salary.

Jokes aside, Ian's raising an important point. Good Scrum Masters may simultaneously be acting as agile coaches or consultants.

Alternatively, such a Scrum Master, may also work with others who have the necessary skills, to address certain challenges.

I don't believe there's a universally accepted definition of job titles containing the word "agile", so I would encourage obtaining clarity about expectations, constraints and responsibilities, before appointing someone or accepting such work.

I would say that in general, even if the brief of an agile coach or consultant might not relate to Scrum, the same traits that make for a good Scrum Master will be vital.