Scrum hoax #3: Project managers should be Scrum masters

Scrum hoax #3: Project managers should be Scrum masters

Agility
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] While adopting Scrum, many organizations are facing difficulties to appoint the Scrum master. This role has a scope and mission that is disrupting the status quo of the hierarchical organizations, and one particular role: the project manager.   On the other side, Scrum is extremely often seen as a project management methodology, while it is clearly documented as a product development methodology.   From these situation, many organizations choose to appoint project managers as Scrum masters and believe their agile transformation is done. But is it a valid option? Let's have a look. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] What is a project There is no occurrence of the word project in the Scrum guide, so it sounds awkward to see the problem persist. If we can understand the confusion from…
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Scrum hoax #2: a Scrum Master is useless – Conflicts

Scrum hoax #2: a Scrum Master is useless – Conflicts

Agility
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_SocialMediaButtons_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Any activity done in group may create conflicts between individuals.Scrum, by proposing self-organized teams synchronized by ceremonies and pair-reviews, may bring to the surface conflicts within the team and outside the team. A common thinking is that it relies on the Scrum master to solve these conflicts.  In this article we will review where the role of Scrum master lies regarding conflict resolution. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Many people believe the Scrum master is useless. On the other side of the spectrum, some people believe that he is kind of a manager of the team. Where is the truth? Last week, there was a conflict between two members in a team that I coach. Apparently the organization, including the team members, were expecting the Scrum master to take care…
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