The blog post I’ve found (http://businesscraftsmanship.tumblr.com/post/31061404534/delete-scrummasters) has inspired me to think a bit about self-organizing teams and Scrum Master’s true role.
If indeed a Development Team is able to self-organize, aren’t they able to self-enforce the rules of Scrum? This shouldn’t be that hard: isn’t Scrum Guide just 16 pages long? So maybe the blog post author is right - Scrum Master role is a backdoor for a former team leader, so he can manage (or at least monitor) from the back seat? Reminding about Scrum meetings and keeping Scrum artifacts up-to-date surely isn’t a full time job, is it? To be honest, that was always my biggest problem with understanding how Scrum works (and, as my PSM II feedback says - a reason why my score was reduced from 96%) - finding a borderline between aiding the Development Team and interfering with their self-organizing.
And what’s your opinion? Have you ever seen the self-organizing team? Did they have any problems with taking the responsibility? What happened when issues occured?
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