So can teams rotate the Scrum Master role? Sure, but should they? No, it most circumstances I don’t believe so.
First, I think high-performing teams can rotate the role, but I’ve run into only a handful of teams that I’d say meet that bar. Is your team one of those? Likely not. Maybe that’s cynical of me. However, over the years I’ve uncovered more collections of individuals than I have teams, and I like to believe that 10 years as a U.S. Marine has given me a trained eye for identifying kick ass teams.
Disheartening but true. Over time, I hope my contributions and the contributions of so many others tilt the scales, but the reality is we’re not there yet. Years from now, I intend to re-read this post, smile, and realize how far we’ve come.
So why do so many teams wish to rotate the Scrum Master role? Let’s talk about that today. And let’s start with a truly surprising tweet I ran across recently.[Read more…]