The Scrum Master is one of the three roles in Scrum. The main tasks of a Scrum Master are to
promote and support Scrum, so to help everyone to understand the Scrum theory, practices, roles and values.
And the Scrum Master is a servant leader for the Scrum Team
These are the main tasks of a SM, so how does he or she work?
The Scrum Master supports and coaches the Product Owner:
he or she ensures that the scope, the goal etc. is clear for everyone
the Scrum Master coaches the PO how to effectively manage the backlog
and how to practice agility
The Scrum Master supports and coaches the development team:
he or she coaches the team self-organization and cross-functionality
the Scrum Master helps the team to remove impediments
and of course, the Scrum Master is coaching Scrum
The Scrum Master supports and coaches the organization:
he or she is leading and coaching Scrum
helping employees to understand Scrum
and he or she is working with other Scrum Masters
So the Scrum Master is
a Sparring Partner for the Product Owner
a Team Coach for the team and
a Change Agent for the organization
How does the Scrum Master enable High Performance Teams?
The Scrum Master enables High Performance Teams by:
taking care about everyone being at his or her best
understanding the whole team and every individual
taking care of the team dynamics
creating an atmosphere that is positive and productive
and the SM is also in charge for protecting the team.
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