The Missing Role
Quick, quick! What role is missing from the classic Scrum 1.0 team configuration of developers, product owner, and scrum master?
Ooh, ooh, I know what’s missing….
Me thinks version 2.0 of the Scrum guide should include, and formally recognize, the glorious role of Agile Coach, no?
Since the Scrum Master has waaaaaaay to much to do already (running the daily 15 minute meeting and removing all those bazillions of impediments that the whiny developers willingly disclose every day), she can’t possibly fulfill the crucial role of agile coach. In addition to formal recognition, the Scrum Alliance should create a program where aspiring coaches can dole out some $$$$ to get certified.