21
votes
8answers
1k views

What are the negatives of Development Managers as Scrum Masters?

It is commonly agreed that team managers should not be scrum masters, but I am struggling to see why. For context, I am an Application Development Manager with 4 devs in a Scrum Team. I come from a ...
1
vote
4answers
959 views

Is there another name for Scrum Master?

Is there another name for Scrum Master which is less Scrum-specific? I've worked in agile teams where this role is clearly necessary (and filled), but we were not using Scrum per se. Despite this, ...
10
votes
5answers
9k views

In Scrum, why shouldn't the Product Owner and ScrumMaster roles be combined?

In the more traditional projects that I've worked on, the project manager (and, on larger projects, there might be associate/deputy/assistant project managers should one person be unavailable) is the ...