What does a Scrum Master do?
A scrum master helps oversee the scrum and development team. They are knowledgeable in Agile methodology and scrum and able to educate others. They also act as a buffer between the scrum team and product owner and maintain a safe working environment for the team by helping with conflict resolution.
To work as a scrum master, you need to hold some level of scrum master certification. Any experience working on a scrum team is beneficial, and the more experience the better. You will need to be able to think fast to help solve problems. Communication skills are a plus, as you will be communicating with the development and scrum teams and product owner. Leadership skills are a must as well.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a scrum master
When working as a scrum master, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Agile Software Development, SAFE Scrum Master, Agile Scrum Master, Backlog and Jira.
- Technical Project Manager
- Project Manager
- Implementation Manager
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The most common qualifications to become a scrum master is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.