Chapter 10. ScrumMaster

In this chapter I describe the ScrumMaster role. I begin by describing the purpose of the role relative to the other Scrum roles. Then I define the principal responsibilities and characteristics of a ScrumMaster. Next I illustrate a “day in the life” of the ScrumMaster, which leads to a discussion of whether or not the ScrumMaster role is full-time. I end by describing the kind of person who typically fulfills the ScrumMaster role.


The ScrumMaster is one of the three roles that constitute every Scrum team (the others being the product owner and the development team). While the product owner is focused on building the right product and the development team is focused on building the product right, the ScrumMaster ...

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