Iain White is an experienced Certified Scrum Master/Project Manager based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The scrum master role was created as part of the Scrum framework. The role does not generally have any actual authority (also known as servant-leadership). The name was initially intended to indicate someone who is an expert at Scrum and can therefore coach others. The Scrum Master is also responsible for improving interactions between the Scrum team and the organization in order to maximize the productivity of the Scrum team. Finally, the Scrum Master is responsible to arranges and facilitating the team’s meetings – daily Scrum, planning sessions, sprint retrospective, and etc.

The responsibilities of a Scrum Master include:

  • Clearing obstacles
  • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective
  • Addressing team dynamics
  • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
  • Protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions.
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