I was asked to write about “Why Managers Make Terrible Scrum Masters” for SitePoint. Here’s an excerpt:
The manager is the one person who should be most familiar with what everybody on the team is doing. A manager may appear to be in the best position to oversee the process and evaluate whether or not scrum is being followed. In fact, many of the responsibilities of a scrum master do fall upon management in a more traditional organization.
But there is a basic conflict of interest between the duties of a manager and a scrum master.
Read the rest of my article about Why Managers Make Terrible Scrum Masters on SitePoint.