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Agile coach/mentor

When a PO has not been involved in the delivery stage of Agile it is the Scrum Masters role to coach and mentor in the ways of Agile. This may be additional to creating the environment as this will need to be developed across the length of the project throughout the...

Mapping involvement

Stakeholder mapping will have been completed within the proposal stage of the project initiation, Reviewing the stakeholder map and communication methods across the PO and Scrum Master needs to be looked at once risks / game changers are identified. Alienating...

Embody 5 scrum values

To excel as a Scrum Master you will need to strive to include these when working in an agile environment: Focus Courage Openness Commitment Respect

Monitoring progress / keeping the team accountable

The product owner needs to have confidence in you as a scrum master. One way that this is forged is to show you are monitoring the team as well or if not better than they expect you to. Keeping people accountable for what they say they will achieve and highlighting...

Budget / resource management

Every project will have some form of budget – whether a monetary value with a budget code or a total number of days from the ‘pot’. The Scrum Master needs to ensure that at any point in the project the figures add up. This could be by ensuring; timesheets are...

MVP (minimum viable product)

The Iron Triangle (Time/Cost/Scope) can only be managed by understanding and implementing MVP to the Team throughout delivery. The Scrum Masters role is to have this in mind throughout the delivery stage. MVP realignment may happen during sprint planning meetings...