Grow your role from ScrumMaster to Agile Coach
Focused on helping the team abide by the process.
Works on a team level and is involved with daily activities.
Keeps a team in motion, maintains the team's course.
Part of the team, the main contact for the team.
Facilitating the execution of agile practices.
To: Agile Coach
Helps the team and individuals accept/manage the transition to agile.
Works with multiple teams and executives on various initiatives.
Puts the team in motion, provides course correction.
Helps teams resolve impediments but is not a permanent member of the team.
Customizes and tailors agile practices to the organization.
As organizations grow agile practices beyond a few teams the role of ScrumMaster can naturally evolve into an agile coach. Facilitation techniques provide the coach with tools to:
Surface and resolve unproductive team conflict
Design new and creative ways to facilitate agile meetings – retrospectives, daily standups, etc.
Foster collaborative decision making and consensus building
Keep team members interested and engaged