About the Book
Scrum has only three accountabilities: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Developers. Together they cover the responsibilities needed to ensure a successful project.
This book is about Scrum Master accountability.
In companies that haven't fully transitioned to Agile, there isn't always a clear understanding of what a Scrum Master really is. In such organizations, the accountability of Scrum Master can be a little different from team to team; it can depend on the context.
The Scrum Master having coaching skills can help an organization for positive change.
The Scrum Master accountability is unique, and some of its key expectations are:
The Scrum Master is a facilitator.
The Scrum Master is a coach.
The Scrum Master helps the team remove impediments.
The Scrum Master should follow the servant-leader style.
The Scrum Master is the framework custodian.
If you think about the Product Owner as fuel, and the Developers as the engine, the Scrum Master can be thought of as lubricant. In order to have your engine use the fuel most effectively, lubricant needs to be drenched all over the moving parts.
If your engine doesn’t have lubricant, then its parts will grind each other and you will have a very poorly performing engine.
About the Author
Francesco Attanasio is an Agile practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP) and Certified Scrum Master® (CSM), Developer, Trainer, Reader, Dreamer and Runner.
Holding a master’s degree in Computer Science from Salerno University, in Italy, he started working as Software Developer in 1996, after one year as Information Technology and Programming Languages Trainer. After several years’ experience in SW Development, System Management and Technical Coordination of international and complex telecom/IT projects, with external partners and suppliers, he started embracing Scrum.
He's now been working as Scrum Coach and practitioner for more than 8 years. Having worked so far as Scrum Developer and Scrum Master in several teams, Francesco has fieldwork experience of how Scrum can be implemented with success. He provides Lean/Agile/Scrum training and coaching to Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Development Teams.