The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.
Roles a Scrum Master Plays
Service to the Product Owner
Sprint Planning Workflow
Sprint Planning Workflow Example
The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:
Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible.
Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management.
Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.
Understanding product planning in an empirical environment.
Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value.
Understanding and practicing agility.
Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.