Assess your personal performance as a Scrum Master to establish a clear understanding of your skillset, enabling focus for professional development.
This self assessment tool will take you through a breakdown of the key competency areas of the Scrum Master role. Identify your strengths and weaknesses in your own context, so you can reflect on where to improve your skills and knowledge.
What are The 6 Key Competencies of the Scrum Master Role?
Lean, Agile and Scrum
Explore your current Mindset and reflect on whether it is more traditional or the focus is moving towards business agility. Understand where your strengths lie with both single teams or multiple teams and identify key improvement areas for yourself.
Are you just booking meetings for the team or enabling them to explore and reflect through the creation of exercises? The role of the Scrum Master requires a lot of facilitation to engage the team – not just to ensure the meeting is in the calendar.
Scrum Masters can attend and facilitate the Daily Scrum or create wide reaching relationships across an organisation to remove systemic impediments. Which are you currently doing and where should you be investing your time?
Business and Product
There’s often a significant gap between understanding the role of the Product Owner and truly supporting them in aligning the product vision with the business strategy. Visualise that gap so you can support alignment on the ‘why’ of the product.
The Scrum Master role helps to identify and provide support to both individuals and organisations on their agile journey. Understand if your focus is inward to the team or outward to the practices that are available outside of your organisation.
To have true mastery of your domain, a growth mindset is required as well as experience in the coaching and mentoring of others through their journey. This area provides space to understand where you could focus to grow yourself and others.
For more information about the high-level competency breakdown of the Scrum Master role, see Karim’s “Growing Great Scrum Masters” blog post here.
Learn more about Scrum Mastery
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Want to learn how to collaborate with a Scrum Team and Product Owner to produce twice the work in half the time? Becoming a Certified Scrum Master will teach you how to coach your team through rapid iteration cycles known as sprints, and how to collaborate creatively toward producing the most valuable work, the right way, at the right time. You’ll also learn how to rapidly remove impediments to progress and drive innovation through continuous improvement.
Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)
If you’re a Certified Scrum Master with a year or more’s experience, the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course is the bridge that helps you move from practitioner to Scrum specialist and coach. You’ll learn how to scale Scrum, deal with common problems in Scrum environments and master the tools and techniques needed to grow into the next generation of Agile coach. You’ll learn how to get organisational buy-in to Agile and how to get the most out of your Scrum Team by helping build products and services that customers truly love.
Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM)
Take the next step as a Scrum Master, building on your learnings from the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course with our Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master training. Take a more in-depth look at the difference between a good Scrum Master and a great one, including the tools and practices you will need to help increase your teams’ agility and responsiveness.
Scrum Master Resources
Agile Coaching Meetup
This is a group of experienced Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches looking to share knowledge and new ideas with each other and anyone else interested in professional coaching, agile & scrum and organisational change.