"The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted." [Scrum Guide by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber]

Scrum Master must master the scrum framework - this page contains resources for stuff we feel is important and useful for scrum masters in order to master.

It is not a complete or a final list, we try to keep it small enough to be digestible but not too small so that it is missing the major things. Your comments \ Suggestions are more than welcome. 


The New New Product Development Game by Takeuchi and Nonaka - The article that inspired Scrum

The Scrum Guide by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwabber

The Big Idea - The Wise Leader by Takeuchi and Nonaka

The End of Software Engineering and the Start of Economic Cooperative Gaming - Alisrair Cockburn

Promiscuous Pairing and Beginners Mind - Embrace Inexperience - Arlo Belshee 


10 quick and easy team building activity [Rishi Chowdhury]


Scrum Master as host leader - new metaphor [InfoQ]


Who is the Professional Scrum Master [Scrum.org]


21 Mandatory Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives [Luis Goncalves] 


Software/Product Development

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Scaling Organizations 

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Systems Theories

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Personal Development

    Grit Angela Duckworth  Moonwalking with Einstein J.Foer

Team Development

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Organizational Culture

  The Knowledge Creating Company Takeuchi Nonaka  Checklist Manifesto A. Gawande


Useful Websites

Tasty cupcakes - A website dedicated to sharing and learning about Agile games and activities.

Retro-o-mat - Probably the best online resource for Agile retrospectives, activities, format & structure, plus the awesome "draw a retrospective" feature.

The marshmallow challenge  - The lesson in the marshmallow challenge is that we need to identify the assumptions in our project, and test them early and often.

The Scrum Master Checklist - The ultimate list of question to guide the SM's work

LeSS - Large Scaling Scrum


 - Michael James 

 - Ken Schwabber

 - Uncle Bob Martin

Managing Serendipity - Dave Snowden