Yes – You Need a Full Time Scrum Master
- Do we need a full time Scrum master for each team?
- Why do we need a full time Scrum master, can't they do other roles also?
- Yes, you need a full time Scrum Master.
- Why - watch the video.
- The Monkey Business Illusion
Here is Jeff Sutherland's reasoning (from Scrum Development Yahoo group):
"One of the leading Agile teams in software development asked me how to go hyperproductive. I was their coach as my venture group had invested in them. They had a fuzzy ScrumMaster definition and it was not clear who owned this role. I told them to get a ScrumMaster. The experienced team thought they were better than that and could never go hyperproductive. A new team was formed with a ScrumMaster which immediately went hyperproductive."
"So a lot of teams that think they don't need a ScrumMaster are a long way from 10 times the performance of a waterfall team. This was the design goal for Scrum and every team should be getting a 10% velocity increase sprint to sprint until they hit that number."
"Teams without ScrumMaster's don't do this. Usually they are flatlined and will never reach their full potential."
-- Jeff Sutherland