“A good Scrum master can serve a few teams. A great Scrum Master will serve only one”.
rephrasing Michael James
There’s an ongoing debate on whether a team needs a full time Scrum master for the long run or not. Many teams feels that the duties of SM only fills a part of his day, and therefore he can do more than "just be a Scrum Master”. In some cases the expectation from the SM was to pick up tasks like any team member, in other cases the SM was working with 2 or 3 teams in parallel, and in other teams spread the roles of the SM between various team members (and not having a dedicated person as the SM). And there are of course many more options.
and honestly speaking, all are valid solutions that can be really effective. What I did learn over the years though, is that no matter how you approach this, you should always keep in mind the following when you decide on how to approach this:Add a comment