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33776Re: [scrumdevelopment] Why is the Scrum Master called a Scrum Master?

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  • Bas Vodde
    Oct 26, 2008
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      He mastered Scrum :)


      ... Scrum is his slave? ...

      On Oct 27, 2008, at 6:57 AM, James Brett wrote:

      > Anyone know the historical naming reason for this? Im interested as im
      > sure there was a fair amount of thought that went into naming this
      > role
      > the "Scrum Master".
      > My reason for asking this question is that whilst "master" can refer
      > to
      > (as im sure it does in this context) someone who has learnt,
      > understood
      > and "mastered" the art of something, it also carries with it the
      > context of "Master and slave" and "command and control", something
      > which we obviously spend large amounts of time explaining to teams
      > that
      > the Scrummaster does not actually have.
      > Imagine introducing the world of Scrum to a set of newbies and
      > explaining the same role but with the title of say "Scrum
      > Facilitator",
      > yes nowhere near as cool, but you get my point.
      > Don't get me wrong. Im not hung up on this, its pure curiosity for me
      > in wanting to understand the thought process that went into this.
      > Cheers
      > James
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