What does a Scrum Master do?
Scrum Masters are essential participants in the Scrum Team. Their role encompasses many responsibilities and brings a lot of value to the Scrum Team.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what a Scrum Master does, why they are so important, and how you can become a certified Scrum Master.
What are the key responsibilities of a Scrum Master?
Although the details of Scrum projects change from business to business, this is a reliable snapshot of the typical Scrum Master duties in every Scrum Team:
Creates the Right Scrum Environment
The Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating the ideal conditions in which the team can work productively and achieve their goals for the current Sprint (project cycle).
Removes Obstacles to Productivity
Part of creating the right environment is to remove any blocks that crop up and protect the team from distractions.
Mentors the Scrum Team
Another aspect of supporting the team in achieving their Sprint goals includes acting as a mentor to other team members. Scrum Masters are experts in Scrum and its application. They share this knowledge with the Scrum Team.
Ensures Scrum is applied correctly
The Scrum Master must oversee the application of Scrum to project work, ensuring that Scrum values are upheld and processes are correctly carried out.
Works with the Scrum Product Owner to Define Priorities
As you may already know, Scrum projects are subject to changing requirements. Scrum Masters work with the Scrum Product Owner throughout a Sprint to determine what the current top priorities should be for the rest of the team.
Why are Scrum Masters so important?
You can see from the responsibilities listed above that Scrum Masters are crucial to the success of any Scrum Team. They are servant leaders, supporting and driving productivity at every turn.
Still undecided about whether Scrum Master is the right role for you?
If you’re not 100% convinced that being a Scrum Master is the right choice for you, you might find it helpful to speak with a certified Scrum Master.
You can reach our training consultants, who are trained, certified Scrum Masters by calling Freephone 1800 910 810.
How can you become a certified Scrum Master?
There are many excellent Scrum Master certifications available. We have chosen to offer training that leads to SCRUMstudy’s Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) qualification as it’s both respected and internationally recognised.
Working with our process for achieving a Scrum Master certification, here are the steps to getting qualified:
Step 1: Training
Purchase our Scrum Master Certified online course. This is an excellent introduction to Scrum Project Management, equipping you with the tools and knowledge you’ll need to perform the role of Scrum Master successfully.
No previous experience is needed for this online training and it’s suitable for those working in any kind of business or industry sector.
Step 2: Study and Exam
When you feel ready, schedule your online Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) exam.
Step 3: Certification!
Upon passing your exam, you’ll be a qualified Scrum Master, ready to begin applying Scrum to active projects.