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Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results by Eli Schragenheim, David J. Anderson

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Chapter 29. Scrum Process Elements Explained

The Scrum Master

The role of the Scrum Master is to implement the Scrum method and insure that its introduction is effective and it continues properly. The Scrum Master is both a coach and a coordinator.

The Scrum Master can be compared to a sports coach. Most athletes need a coach to observe their techniques and to offer interpretation and suggestions for improvement, but the true value of a coach is psychological. The coach must be responsible for the mental well being of the athlete. It is up to him to make the athlete feel assured and confident of a good performance. The coach coaxes the best performance from the athlete. He pushes the athlete out of his or her comfort zone and into a zone of ...

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