10959RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: ScrumMaster same as development manager?
- Jan 3, 2006Again folks, combine the two roles making managers scrum masters. To do
this organize the daily scrum meeting so that the team (not the scrum
master) updates the manager after the daily meeting. If the manager has
more than one team working then the team member - representative - from each
team all meet with the manager at the same time.
This may sound like a scrum of scrum meetings. - it is. But more importantly
it starts to turn over the responsiblilty of a scrum master - 'to plow the
road' of impediments.
The scrum master role shifts from driving the scrum process to infusing the
core of scrum - close communication - into the organization. This allows
the SM to become a force multiplier.
It works, too. 6 managers, 2 directors, 3 senior directors, a CIO and a
COO are now in the loop - every day. The managers have no choice about the
daily meeting and communicating what happened as their phones start ringing.
Michael F. Dwyer
"Planning constantly peers into the future for indications as to where a
solution may emerge."
"A Plan is a complex situation, adapting to an emerging solution."
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Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: ScrumMaster same as development manager?
> My experience is similar to Tamara's. We did try to Scrummaster/Managerthing and it
> really didn´t work that well.scrum master would
> It would seem to me that in the beginning, the best people to have as
> be opinion leaders on the team. That may or may not be the manager. Andsince one of
> the principle points behind scrum is empowering the team, having themanager serve in that
> capacity tends to associate scrum with a hierarchical command-and-controlstructure.
>individuals that care the most
> Longer term (once scrum is established), I would think it's the
> about the entire deliverable, those with the best personal relationshipwith the project
> manager. Perhaps QA people.owns the burndown,
> Regarding the burndown, we've tried to take the attitude that the team
> because the team is responsible for the deliverable. Not any specificindividual.
>Hi Mike and everyone else on this thread
Have you found that if the Scrum master is not the development manager,
then the development manager has more time to either:
(i) do development !
(ii) have more people reporting to him/her as line manager?
Your experience in this would be interesting
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