The Scrum Methodology and Scrum Masters

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Here are some of the top skills of Scrum Master:

  1. Scrum master is responsible to facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  2. Possesses conflict resolution, does conversation by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.
  3. Should be a friendly communicative person, because when team is moving fast in Agile, communication is the effective force which holds the team together.
  4. Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source.
  5. Needs to be expert in estimation and planning. He knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects.
  6. Should be a good coach in Agile practices. S/he can coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  7. Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  8. Ability to shield his team from outside distractions and interference.
  9. Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum process.
  10. Ability to track and remove impediments.
  11. Scrum master is a servant first, who serves his team members before considering about himself

Duties of Scrum Master

  • Facilitate his team for better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team.
  • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint.
  • Responsible to Conduct retrospective meetings.
  • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting.
  • Acts as safeguard for his team.

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