Scrum Master: a role or a profession?

Scrum Master is a unique role. Everyone knows what a developer or tester are responsible for while scrum master is frequently an open question. The general answer is that the Scrum Master is a natural leader who is driving the team to success. However, the true answer is: It is Job Like No Other.
In this presentation, we will talk about scrum master role expectations, competencies, and career path, as it has been defined at Kaplan Test Prep. We will share with you specific criteria for Scrum Master professional growth and ask for your opinion whether scrum master is a role or a profession, and what it means to be an outstanding scrum master. You will be able to meet Kaplan Scrum Masters and ask questions about their professional path, prior experience, and their plans for further professional growth. We are looking forward to hear about your experience and your understanding of a scrum master role on an Agile team.
Some of the topics include:
- is Scrum Master a dedicated role on the team, or a team member should play a scrum master role?
- do you become a scrum master after CSM training?
- what does it mean to be a scrum master?
- is remote Scrum Master an oxymoron or today's reality?
- what is scrum master's career progression?

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  • Ruth

    I was unable to attend last night but am excited to be able to watch the video of the event - when do you expect it to be posted?

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Terrence McGovern

      Hi Ruth! Permission granted! I just opened it up to all members of the group. Please note that the link is to a re-record of Mariya speaking through the slides, as the audio of the event recording was not clean enough to post.

      May 16, 2013

    • Ruth

      Thanks! I am in...

      May 16, 2013

  • Caroline Romedenne

    I am sure happy you are recording the event! Because of a last minute obligation, I have miss it!
    Mariah, can't wait to watch your presentation! Go Kaplan :)

    May 14, 2013

    • Caroline Romedenne

      Me too! And I hear you did a great job!

      May 15, 2013

    • Mariya

      Good news, Caroline! I am happy to let you know that a recording has been posted to https://liveonline.kap...­ . If you experience any technical difficulties with accessing the recording, please let us know. And of course, I look forward to your feedback!

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear Mariya!! I am sorry that I missed it last night... and your presentation which I am sure was fabulous !! Hope to see you soon !! =)

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Mariya

      Hi Ann! Thank you! I am happy to let you know that a recording has been posted to https://liveonline.kap...­ . If you experience any technical difficulties with accessing the recording, please let me know, and hope to see you soon!

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • Mariya

    Thank you for participating in March 14th Agile/Lean Practitioners Meetup session. I am happy to let you know that a recording has been posted to https://liveonline.kaptest.com/p...­ for those who were not able to join us in person. If you experience any technical difficulties with accessing the recording, please let us know.

    For those who were there, we would appreciate your feedback by rating the event and sharing your comments about it on meetup.com and on http://speakerrate.com/talks/22...­. Thank you again, and hope to see you at June 11th meetup.

    May 16, 2013

  • Vandana Premkumar

    Q asked right not which skills are important for a scrum master ? ...

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Erik Johnson

    The presentation was clear. The phone survey interaction was really cool, but wish my phone wasn't dead so I could have voted. I at least was able to watch the results in real time. Good dialogue overall. I learned about some nice items from attendees that will provide me with some research homework to read up on.

    2 · May 15, 2013

  • Michael Bendit

    Great intro to the Scrum Master role/profession.

    2 · May 15, 2013

    • Mariya

      Thank you, Michael! Great having you at the meetup. Hope you join us for the June session!

      May 15, 2013

  • John Baker

    I liked the use of SMS as means of capturing real-time audience opinion. Good discussion by audience, particularly towards end of talk.

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Mariya

      Thank you, John! Fully agree: amazing audience, great discussion. Thank you for coming, for your comments, and for the "treeness" term as it relates to scrum master values. Hope to see you at the next one!

      May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    business interrupted; next time :)

    1 · May 10, 2013

    • Mariya

      See you at the June meetup, Ann!

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • Caroline Romedenne

    Hit the 'next' button a little too fast... I do have a question: What is quality number one of good a scrum master?

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Terrence McGovern

      This is a big topic, however, so I don't think I necessarily answered your question...this could be an entire meetup session!

      May 8, 2013

    • Mariya

      Great question! This is one of the topics we will definitely talk about during the meetup - and answer it in a very collaborative way. I am not going to reveal how we plan to use Agile principles to address this topic before the meetup though :-) Come and See!

      May 10, 2013

  • Michael Bendit

    Looking forward to meeting other Agile practitioners.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • ilio krumins-beens

    Excited to See Mariya's presentation.

    1 · April 1, 2013

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