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Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

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Conclusions

At Trey Research and Litware, we saw that it’s not always easy to understand the role of the ScrumMaster. At Contoso.com, we saw how a ScrumMaster can self-destruct. At MegaFund, we saw a ScrumMaster both fulfill his responsibilities and embed Scrum practices and rules in the organization. Something unique happened in each situation. The ScrumMaster was aware of Scrum’s practices and rules and responded. Sometimes the response was good for the organization, and sometimes it wasn’t good. In each instance, the ScrumMaster interpreted the job differently, and the results varied dramatically.

Over the last several years, I’ve wrestled with the question of how to make the difference between project manager and ScrumMaster, between coach ...

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