Have you always wondered about the difference between agile and Scrum? You’re not alone, these words are commonly interchanged for one another but they are not the same thing at all. Check out this video blog by me, Robb Pieper, Professional Scrum Trainer (Scrum.org) and CEO of Responsive Advisors. For upcoming Professional Scrum courses in…

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Templates and Canvases are a dime a dozen for no small reason then that there is no best practice for how to do many things. Instead of getting burdened down with a prescriptive formula, I want to discuss things to consider to keep your Epic template minimal but sufficient. Firstly, do you truly need one?…

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Ever wonder how to get your first Scrum Master job with little to no experience? It’s a question I often get in my Professional Scrum classes. In this video blog, I’ll walk you through the ways to approach getting your first Scrum Master jobs, some places to look to get one, and also how you can quickly gain experience…

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Scrum is a simple framework that can quickly come apart if even one part of the framework is not being properly implemented. As a Professional Scrum Trainer for almost ten years and founder of Responsive Advisors, I have seen many agile teams and companies struggle to maximize the benefit from Scrum for many reasons. In…

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what is a scrum master

Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Though simple in concept, Scrum is difficult to master without a dedicated individual focused on removing impediments and educating the team.

Enter: the Scrum Master. A Scrum Master helps guide the Scrum Team and organization as a whole to accomplish the overall goal and reveal any roadblocks that could delay the process. Without a doubt, they are essential to the Scrum team’s success, but what exactly are they all about?

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