This white paper contains Barry Overeem's personal experiences acting as a Scrum Master and the 8 stances he's documented with an in-depth perspective: The Scrum Master as a Servant Leader, Facilitator, Coach, Manager, Mentor, Teacher, Impediment Remover, and Change Agent.
How does this help your team?
According to the Scrum Guide the Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted. Scrum Masters do this by ensuring that the Scrum Team adheres to Scrum theory, practices, and rules.
The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.
What do you receive?
- A 36-page PDF filled with personal experiences from Barry and an explanation of the eight stances.
- The paper was translated to Brazilian-Portuguese by Fábio Fioratti Azevedo and Danilo Almeida. We gladly offer offers to translate this whitepaper into more languages.
- Find more misunderstandings in this post by Barry.
- The learning path for Scrum Masters by Scrum.org is a very useful resource to support your learning.