Uplifting Scrum Master Services


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Uplifting Scrum Master Services

  1. 1. Uplifting Scrum Master Services N I I T T e c h n o l o g i e s L t d . [ T y p e t h e f a x n u m b e r ] 7 / 1 2 / 2 0 1 3 Atul Sharma & Amogh Joshi
  2. 2. Executive Summary Scrum Overview Scrum is one of the agile frameworks, which is widely used for software development. Unlike waterfall model, scrum focus on iterative, incremental, time boxed product delivery having fully tested, independent, and valuable features for the product. Scrum works on Transparency, Inspect and Adapt agile philosophy. It consists of three roles, five ceremonies and three artifacts which are shown below. Roles Ceremonies Artifacts Scrum Master Sprint Planning Definition of Ready Product Owner Daily Stand -up Definition of Done Development Team Release Review Product Increment Retrospective Backlog Refinement Role of the Scrum Master The Scrum Master differs from the traditional project manager in waterfall model. He/She is often considered as an agile coach, getting the best out from scrum teams. The Scrum Master role involves removing any team or individual impediments, facilitating scrum ceremonies, enabling healthy working environment, coordinating working with product owner and making sure team commits whatever they can deliver. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team, understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which are not helpful. Scrum Master is commonly considered as a salve leader. This is because he does not have an authority to take decision, but leads the team, enabling them to make effective decisions. Uplifting Scrum Master Services Traditional “waterfall” projects, who venture into the transformation to agile development, usually do not move away from command-and-control style leadership. This whitepaper will help a Scrum Master identifying his/her current level of Services in various Scrum Ceremonies during the Sprint and also providing guidance for uplifting Service Levels. This will help Scrum Master to evolve from a traditional management and leadership approach to an agile leadership model. Definition of Level of Service used in this white paper is below: Criminal This Service level is "below the bare minimum" Basic This Service level is the "bare minimum" Desired This Service level is what "Customers & Team prefer"
  3. 3. Backlog Refinement Role of Scrum Master for Backlog Refinement
  4. 4. Sprint Planning Role of Scrum Master in Sprint Planning
  5. 5. Daily Standup Role of Scrum Master in Daily Standup
  6. 6. During Sprint Role of Scrum Master in during sprint
  7. 7. Sprint Review and Retrospective Role of Scrum Master in sprint review and retrospective
  8. 8. Other Functions Role of Scrum Master on other important areas