As a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), I need to do many things to help my team. I recently attended a CSM seminar with Mishkin Berteig, and it was awesome!
It is broader than practices, it also includes principles and examining culture as well.
Practices of a ScrumMaster
Ensures that the team follows the rules of Scrum
Removes obstacles that stop the team from delivering value Facilitates the meetings in Scrum
“The ScrumMaster is a “servant leader”, helping the rest of the Scrum Team follow their process. The ScrumMaster must have a good understanding of the Scrum framework and the ability to train others in its subtleties.”
Great website: http://agileatlas.org/atlas/scrum
Principles that are important for a ScrumMaster
The Agile Manifesto, which states…
- individual and interactions over processes and tool
- working software over comprehensive documentation
- customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- responding to change over following a plan
Inspect & Adapt This is the concept of looking at, reflecting on, and then adjusting how a group functions and works together. This is extremely valuable!
Stages of a Team
With all of this in mind and much more to consider, I can see why a ScrumMaster / Scrum Master is a full time job!
[ Image: http://www.seguetech.com/blog/2013/05/03/qualities-highly-effective-scrum-masters ]Warm regards,