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What Is an Agile Scrum Master?

Scrum is one of the frameworks you can use to adopt an Agile project methodology. Within Scrum, there are three leading roles:

  • Scrum master
  • Product owner
  • Team member

The Scrum master is the facilitator of the project, responsible for arranging the daily meetings and keeping the team on track. The project manager often takes on the role of Scrum master, but they can give it to anyone on the team who is a Scrum expert. 

The Scrum master's primary goal is to help the project team be self-sufficient. They’ll intercept and remove barriers to progress, acting as a buffer between the group and any stakeholders or outside forces that might interfere. While the product owner is responsible for the end deliverable, the Scrum master is in charge of getting the job done.

Further Reading
blog post

Fundamentals of the Scrum Methodology

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Sprint to Success with Scrum for Dummies

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos