A scrummaster's main responsibility is making sure that the day-to-day operations related to software development are performed effectively and efficiently. They support a cross-functional team to remove obstacles that could hinder progress, build strong relationships with program owners and application users, and ensure the successful delivery of all tasks and projects. Additionally, they are in charge of assisting the team by driving daily scrums, tracking progress, and perform reviews.
This is generally a full-time position, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company. There is generally no travel involved with this job, and scrummasters typically work in an office setting with minimal physical stress.
Minimum requirements for scrummaster positions typically include at least a bachelor's degree in business or a related position, although a master's degree is generally preferred. Scrummasters also must possess certification as a scrummaster. They should also have at least five to seven years of experience with information technology (IT) project management, proven leadership skills, the ability to solve problems efficiently, and time management skills. A scrummaster should also posses the ability to communicate effectively in both an oral and written form, as well as work well with many different departments and divisions.
Set schedules, facilitate discussions and resolve problems.
Guide and shape team-oriented behaviors and interactions.
Lead a team in design, implementation, testing and validation of programming code and products.
Document and communicate expectations, resolutions and product information.