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The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay, First Edition by Zuzana Šochová

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1. The ScrumMaster’s Role and Responsibilities

The ScrumMaster is one of the most undervalued roles in Scrum and Agile. Most teams that are just starting out don’t see the value of having a full-time ScrumMaster, and they try to combine this position with that of a developer or tester so that the ScrumMaster is “working.” It’s one of the most common misunderstandings of the ScrumMaster’s role, and the majority of novice groups struggle with it. They say, “We understand that team members have to produce the software product; they are working hard. They have to learn cross-functionality and help each other. They have to cooperate. We also feel good about the Product Owner’s role because that person has to define a vision and negotiate requirements ...

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