This is a common question. People often ask on LinkedIn about how many teams a Scrum Master can reasonably handle, and a breath later, they mention how large their teams are. Similarly, I’ve had conversations with members of my own organization where I hear, “It’s a small team. I can’t imagine the team will take much time.” In each case, I explain that team size is one of the least important factors when it comes to how much time a Scrum Master spends with a team.
So if that doesn’t matter, what does? What should we evaluate to determine the time spent with a team? For Scrum Masters with multiple teams, this question is crucial, and that’s the topic of today’s blog post. I encourage you to jot down how much time is spent in each area as we discuss each. You’ll see why when we wrap up this blog post.