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Re: ScrumMaster Survey Results

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  • ag12340@rocketmail.com
    So we add 1.5 more people (1 Scrum Master + 0.5 Coach) to a 7 people team and MAY BE get 30-40% increase in team s productivity over a year or two. Is the cost
    Message 1 of 48 , Nov 23, 2011
      So we add 1.5 more people (1 Scrum Master + 0.5 Coach) to a 7 people team and MAY BE get 30-40% increase in team's productivity over a year or two. Is the cost even worth it?


      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Seyit Caglar Abbasoglu <scabbasoglu@...> wrote:
      >
      > On another point of view, whether he's uber or not, a scrummaster is a
      > full-time member of a scrum team. So she might not provide a view-point of
      > an outsider, as a coach does. So how can we expect from her to be a perfect
      > change agent.
      >
      > From this point of view, perhaps a a self organizing team + an outsider
      > coach (not full time) would be another solid option, wouldn't it? Just
      > thinking.. perhaps even changing those coaches regularly might even provide
      > a wider perspective for the team, which is something I would not expect
      > just from one guy (scrummaster).
      >
      >
      >
      > I think there is a major flaw in sports coach <-> scrum master analogy:
      > Sports teams do not have a goal of being completely self-organizing. Yes
      > from time to time members do take responsibilities and make decisions.
      > However, especially if they face a critical technical problem, the solution
      > is almost always dictated by someone not playing on the field. Like who's
      > going to take the shot for the penalties when it's a tie.
      >
      > May we say the same for a scrum team?
      >
    • ag12340@rocketmail.com
      So we add 1.5 more people (1 Scrum Master + 0.5 Coach) to a 7 people team and MAY BE get 30-40% increase in team s productivity over a year or two. Is the cost
      Message 48 of 48 , Nov 23, 2011
        So we add 1.5 more people (1 Scrum Master + 0.5 Coach) to a 7 people team and MAY BE get 30-40% increase in team's productivity over a year or two. Is the cost even worth it?


        --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Seyit Caglar Abbasoglu <scabbasoglu@...> wrote:
        >
        > On another point of view, whether he's uber or not, a scrummaster is a
        > full-time member of a scrum team. So she might not provide a view-point of
        > an outsider, as a coach does. So how can we expect from her to be a perfect
        > change agent.
        >
        > From this point of view, perhaps a a self organizing team + an outsider
        > coach (not full time) would be another solid option, wouldn't it? Just
        > thinking.. perhaps even changing those coaches regularly might even provide
        > a wider perspective for the team, which is something I would not expect
        > just from one guy (scrummaster).
        >
        >
        >
        > I think there is a major flaw in sports coach <-> scrum master analogy:
        > Sports teams do not have a goal of being completely self-organizing. Yes
        > from time to time members do take responsibilities and make decisions.
        > However, especially if they face a critical technical problem, the solution
        > is almost always dictated by someone not playing on the field. Like who's
        > going to take the shot for the penalties when it's a tie.
        >
        > May we say the same for a scrum team?
        >
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