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Scrum Master

Last post 01:58 pm March 19, 2014
by Ludwig Harsch
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07:43 am February 24, 2014

"The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the
value created by the Scrum Team. "

I am sure these are all stakeholders and Management. But what type of interactions are these? Organizational, Functional? I am little confused.

08:34 am February 24, 2014

This refers to *any* interactions between external stakeholders and the Development Team or the Product Owner. A Scrum Master has a duty to coach the wider organization in the best application of agile practice. For example:

- The Development Team must be allowed to own the process by which it delivers value, and to go about its business without interruption or impediment.
- The Product Owner must be allowed to own the Product Backlog and to prioritize it effectively for maximum return on investment.

01:24 pm March 19, 2014

I have come across a video which says that Scrum Master is the one who asks questions to the Development Team during Daily Scrum. Is that true? From Scrum.org guide, I came across the information that Development Team alone is required in the Daily Scrum. Can someone clarify?

01:58 pm March 19, 2014

Scrum.org is right ;)
When introducing Scrum, the Scrum Master may help the team to self-organize the daily scrum by reminding them of the questions to be answered. But the goal should be that the team can do it without the Scrum Master's help.