Agile Tip of the Day, 15 May 2021

To implement Agile and Scrum in an efficient and effective manner, it is very important that the Scrum Master is competent, confident and committed and has a number of professional qualities, skills and abilities. The first most important attribute of an awesome Scrum Master is to be a servant leader. But what does a servant leader mean in the context of Agile? At the core of being a servant leader is the ability to lead without authority, to influence and empower without resorting to official authority or worse - command and control management style. A ScrumMaster should not use force or exert authority over the team. He or she needs to be well respected by the team even without holding an official management title, privileges and responsibilities and people need to feel inspired to follow the ScrumMaster and his or her leadership shadow.

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