...in real scrum there is no place for a real team leader (manager).
Are you interested in having control or leading a team?
- There is plenty of room for leadership in "real" scrum.
- In scrum, leaders emerge, they are not ordained.
Here are two easy ways to lead in a scrum environment:
- When a difficult problem presents itself, weigh in with an informed opinion.
- When a team member is blocked or is struggling with an assignment, help out.
at is the next step for the dev team leader? Should I be a (chief) system architect/tech leader or search for another job in management?
I like the management part and the technical part and the target is VP R&D/CTO.
Titles... They once counted for something. [If you don't believe me, just look at how many VPs work at banks!]
Software professionals change jobs so frequently.
You should focus on acquiring skills, not titles.
Titles will come as a byproduct of your hard work and your recognition as a leader.