Episode 56: Scrum Australia plus a Hint of Peas & Apples

The Agile Revolution Podcast

Scrum Australia 2013Craig and Renee rendezvous in Sydney for Scrum Australia and clear the backlog for a way overdue podcast. Whilst Craig battled a cold and Renee a fit of giggles, they discussed:

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Scrum Australia 2013: Scrum Masters: The Full-Time Role Conundrum

Scrum Australia 2013My presentation from Scrum Australia 2013 called “Scrum Masters: The Full Time Role Conundrum” is available on Slideshare.

The Scrum Guide defines the Scrum Team as being made up of three primary roles: Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master. The role of the Scrum Master is often misunderstood, particularly by management, so often questions start to get asked such as “can I share the Scrum Master across teams”, “can the Scrum Master do Project Management” and “can the role be rotated”?

In this talk we will take a look at some of the misconceptions around the Scrum Master role, discuss how it fits into the organisational structure and tackle the age-old question of whether the Scrum Master is a full time role. We will also look at an improvement plan template to help Scrum Masters improve in their role.

Some of the comments from Twitter included: