The Scrum framework is phenomenally powerful, but much of its success hinges on the aptitude and skill of the Scrum Master. In fact, the Scrum Master serves as a lynch pin of sorts, and without that position, the production process can quickly grind to a halt.
As you’ll see during our Agile Scrum Master certification classes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, there are some very specific qualities inherent in successful Scrum Masters. Some folks have one or all of these qualities naturally, others must work hard to develop them. Don’t worry if these traits don’t come naturally to you though. Throughout our hands-on training sessions, you’ll learn the skills, tools and techniques needed to be a successful, professional Scrum Master.
At first, many who attend our Agile Scrum Master certification classes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida don’t realize how very unique the role of Scrum Master is. We train project managers, product developers and even company CEOs, and most find that the Scrum Master’s role presents quite a paradigm shift. It presents a brand new style of leadership that departs from the controlling, commanding style of traditional management.
The Scrum Master is a servant leader. While he is responsible for the team’s success, he walks a fine line, as he must allow teams to be self-managed to a large extent. The Scrum Master’s job is to facilitate, direct and protect the team at every stage of the development process. This influential position requires a very unique set of qualities, including:
1. Strong communication skills. The Scrum Master is the go-between for Product Owners and Team Members. He must be able to convey ideas, needs and concepts clearly.
2. Exceptional motivational skills. The Scrum Master must keep his team focused on the project goals and on using Scrum principles and practices to achieve those goals.
3. Strategic interpersonal skills. The Scrum Master must protect his team from hindrances or hassles, and that takes a lot of tact.
Many organizations will have folks with these unique skills. If you can identify those folks in your organization, get them signed up right away for our Agile Scrum Master certification classes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and you’ll soon have some exceptional Scrum Masters on your hands. To find out more, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.