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What Are the Responsibilities of a Scrum Master?

The main responsibilities of a Scrum Master are:

  • Process improvements
    • Ensures that the Team is fully functional and productive
    • Improve the lives of the Team by facilitating creativity and empowerment
    • Improve the productivity of the Team in any way possible
    • Improve the engineering practices and tools so that each increment of functionality is potentially shippable
  • Diplomacy
    • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions and removes barriers
    • Remove the barriers between the Team and the Product Owner, so the Product Owner directly drives value production.
  • Coaching
    • Comprehensively understands the broader Lean-Agile frameworks
    • Continuously learning new tools and techniques aimed at helping the Team excel
  • Managing change
    • Control changes as they come in and guide various parties in working the change through the system to best effect
    • Shields the team from external interferences
  • Manages impediments and obstacles
  • Maintains working agreements such as
    • Definition of Done
    • Definition of Ready
    • Team Working Agreements
  • Encourage effective communication
    • Conflict facilitation
    • Teaching others to be more effective at communication
    • Ensures that part-time team members are kept informed
    • Facilitating Iteration activities
  • Ensures that the process is followed
    • Logistics and facilitation associated with Daily Stand-up, Iteration Review, Iteration Planning, Backlog Refinement, and Iteration Retrospective as well as other meetings and events
  • Updating artifacts
    • Ensures information about the Team’s progress up-to-date and visible to all parties
  • Change agent for the organization
    • Helps the organization move to the new way of thinking and operating
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