What Is a Scrum Master?


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The Scrum Master is a role played in the Scrum software development methodology and is responsible for removing obstacles that keep a team from delivering a product. Scrum is a framework of Agile software development, calling for a close-working team that can respond quickly to changing product requirements.

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The Scrum Master is the lead of three roles played in the Scrum methodology, the other two being the product owner and the development team. The product owner is an individual, like the Scrum Master, and acts as the liaison between the customers and the other two roles. The development team is usually a group of three to nine cross-functional individuals who perform all areas of creating, testing, documenting and releasing the finished product.

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