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The Missing Role

Quick, quick! What role is missing from the classic Scrum 1.0 team configuration of developers, product owner, and scrum master?

Missing AC

Ooh, ooh, I know what’s missing….

AC Present

Me thinks version 2.0 of the Scrum guide should include, and formally recognize, the glorious role of Agile Coach, no?

Since the Scrum Master has waaaaaaay to much to do already (running the daily 15 minute meeting and removing all those bazillions of impediments that the whiny developers willingly disclose every day), she can’t possibly fulfill the crucial role of agile coach. In addition to formal recognition, the Scrum Alliance should create a program where aspiring coaches can dole out some $$$$ to get certified.

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  1. May 3, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Why can’t Scrum Master be the Agile Coach? Scrum Master is a coaching role too.

    • May 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Good question Joshua. But ask all the high paid Agile coaches out there what they think about the role merger you propose. They wouldn’t like it one bit because, by merging their responsibilities with the Scrum Master role’s, there would be no more need for a separate, elite, Agile coaching role. They’d be out of a job.

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