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How to Become a Scrum Master

If you asked a typical cross-section of 100 High School students what job they hoped to be doing in ten or fifteen years from now, you’d get a lot of teachers and engineers, some lawyers and doctors, a variety of other job titles, but almost certainly not a single scrum master. It’s not that surprising…

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The Main Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

The Agile Practice Guide says “The scrum master is responsible for ensuring the Scrum process is upheld and works to ensure the Scrum team adheres to the practices and rules as well as coaches the team on improving impediments.” As a single sentence definition of the scrum master’s role this is adequate, but it cannot…

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Can’t the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?

Whilst the official Scrum Guide does not state clearly such a restriction, it outlines thoroughly that the ideal scenario has a dedicated individual for every role. To start developing the debate, let’s first explore the two core roles breakdown: What is a Product Owner The sole point of contact between the stakeholder community and the…

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Lean Software Development

What is Lean? Lean is a management philosophy that is designed with the intention of eliminating that which does not add any value to the customer, this is referred to as ‘waste’. Lean management has it roots in the Toyota Manufacturing Industry and was designed as a system for streamlining production. Lean management has been…

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