July 29, 2021

Do We Need a Scrum Master forever?

Does the role of the Scrum Master go away with time? For addressing the doubt, first, understand the role of a Scrum Master clearly. 

Suppose you go by the Scrum Guide, the person accountable for ensuring that everyone in the Organisation understands the purpose of the Scrum Framework. Thus, the Scrum Master serves not only the team but also the Product Owner and the Organisation.

The Scrum Master helps in the overall understanding of the Scrum theory and practice. The functioning area comprises both within the Scrum team and the concerned organisation.

In most cases, the Scrum Master accomplishes the task by coaching, facilitating, and mentoring them. Thus, it enables the whole team to develop valuable product increments and delivers better. However, in the case of a new Scrum Team in the organisation, who is also new to the concept, the task can be challenging and tedious. 

At the foundation level, the Scrum Master can spend more time assisting the team in comprehending the overall Scrum Framework. In addition, Scrum Master coaches the team on self-management to help them hold a sustainable pace.

 

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However, the job is not at all easy. It gets difficult for the Scrum Master to make the team understand a few aspects. For example, it is difficult to convince the concerned team that each Sprint can deliver to its optimal potential within a month. Sometimes, it is even more challenging if the team’s composition is not in favour of the type of work we have been doing. So, It is certainly an effortful job to achieve. But with growing time, things settle down. Finally, the team acquires sufficient knowledge and training to work according to the Scrum Framework.  

 

Altering the role with time

The role of a Scrum Master gets lesser complex with growing time. However, in practical circumstances, the team eventually improves a lot by acquiring better skills. They get mentored to learn better practices that support building increments and employing newer practices. It is during this phase when the team overcomes the shortcomings and comes to better terms. Continue Reading>>

 

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