Scrum Master Manifest

Das Scrum Master Manifest von Corinna.

Scrum Master Creed

I am a scrum master. I enable people to concentrate on their work by removing impediments, be they company structure, missing resources, group dynamics or individual behaviour.

I help people grow, to become better than they were; sound engineers, skilled communicators, considerate collaborators, true teams.

I bring about change, usually in small adjustments. A little and a little and a little and a little and a little and a little and a little and a little and a little and a little… is a lot.*

I lead towards the new order with little power but what people give me, trusting in my competence and good intentions. I optimize the whole, not only a single team or team member.

I am a mirror for others to reflect their behaviour. That’s why I need to be acutely aware of my own behaviour and the emotions that caused it.

I enjoy seeing other people succeed. My work is done, when I’ve rendered myself superfluous. That’s both the beauty and the tragedy.

I never forget that Scrum is a means, not an end.

CC-BY Corinna, 2011

* The “A little and … is a lot”-sentence is a quote that resonated with me, but I can’t recall where it’s from. The number of “and a little”s may vary from the original ;)