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Why does a scrum master not have any authority in a scrum team?

In a traditional organization, a #projectmanager in a #projectmanagement environment carries a great deal of authority. They tell people what needs doing, they tell them how to do it, and they tell them within which cost and time constraints the work must be delivered.

They also actively drive those projects and manage every element of the project. Some, with an iron fist.

In #scrum, the #scrummaster doesn’t carry that kind of authority, nor do they need to according to #agile values and principles. In this short video, John McFadyen explains why.

About John McFadyen

If you are interested in becoming an agile coach and value mentored, coach-driven skills development in your journey to mastery, visit our Growing Scrum Masters page on https://www.growingscrummasters.com/

If you like the idea of becoming a scrum master and want to achieve internationally recognised and certified accreditation as a scrum master, visit our Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course page on https://www.agilecentre.com/courses/scrum-master/certified-scrummaster/.

If you are already a scrum master and want to upskill to a more advanced level of knowledge and agile coaching capability, visit our Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course page on https://www.agilecentre.com/courses/scrum-master/advanced-certified-scrummaster/.

If you have several years’ experience as a scrum master and want to validate and certify your professional skills, visit our Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course page on https://www.agilecentre.com/courses/scrum-master/certified-scrum-professional-scrum-master/

For more information on John McFadyen, connect with John on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmcfadyen/.

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John McFadyen Managing Partner
John McFadyen is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience working on some of the UK and Europe’s largest, most complex Agile Transformations. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, John brings a wealth of experience as an Agile coach, Agile practitioner and software developer into each of the four core courses he provides. The war stories, the insights into successful Agile transformations and everything he has learned from coaching high-performance Agile teams combine to provide course delegates with a unique, compelling training experience that transforms as much as it empowers.

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