[VLOG] Scrum Master Is An Accountability In Scrum … Not A Job Title

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What’s good this week awesome people? I hope you are starting your week with excitements. As you already know, in Scrum Guide 2020, the Scrum Master is now an accountability. As a Scrum Master myself, I am excited to see the accountability of the Scrum Master clearly defined.

The change is needed because the Scrum Master has been misperceived as a entry level role that only operates within the team level. By the way, how many times have you seen people at your company misperceive the Scrum Master? The top three misperception about the Scrum Master that I have seen so far are:

  1. The Scrum Master is the developer’s personal secretary.
  2. The Scrum Master is the master of ceremony (MC).
  3. Or the Scrum Master is the event organiser (EO) for the Scrum events.

Not only the Scrum Master is misunderstood, Scrum itself has been misunderstood. Several examples of  common misunderstandings about Scrum I have seen so far:

  1. Scrum is not a iterative mini-waterfall,
  2. The Product Owner is a glorified requirements engineer;
  3. Developers are only people who write the software codes

And of course there are many other misperception that Scrum Master need to straighten out besides these three mentioned above. 

As written in Scrum Guide, one of the accountability of the Scrum Master is helping people understand Scrum. But what if  the company everyone in the company already understand Scrum? Does this mean the Scrum Master existence in the company is only temporary like Nanny McPhee as some people in the industry understood?

I have found explaining the Scrum Master in forms of texts or blog posts is quite hard. As helping people understand Scrum is one the accountability of Scrum Master, as a Scrum Master I created this video which will hopefully help more people understand about the Scrum Master. I personally will use it myself. If you are a Scrum Master that has been misunderstood at your company, can please you help me spread this video and let me know whether people understood about Scrum Master after watching this video? If they still don’t understand it, please let me know by leaving a comment below as a feedback for me to improve the video some time in the future.

Thanks folks. I really appreciate it. Have an awesome week.


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