In this new blog, we’re going to continue our dive into Agile, Scrum, and how productive, smart teams adopt these practices.  Scrum Masters and their teams are using Agile methods to develop and deliver software solutions that meet and exceed the end user’s needs and wants.

Vivek Kattri, an author, Agile method consultant, and Savvy Coders’ instructor, and his wife, Pabitra Khanal, has written an excellent 39-page Ebook exploring the Agile method and the role of a Scrum Master. Today, we’re going to start on chapter one.

In their self-published Ebook entitled “Becoming A Scrum Master: The 8-Step Guide,” author, Agile expert, Savvy Coders teacher, and entrepreneur, Vivek Khattri and his wife, Pabitra Khanal, explore the Scrum Master’s role. Using the Agile mindset and methods, Scrum Masters and their teams render superior outcomes and software solutions for their clients and enterprises.

As we discussed in the first blog in this multi-series, Agile is a method that was created to improve the work process, collaboration, and expedite the timeline when working with a team to efficiently and rapidly, deliver products or services.  While many industries use some iteration of this method or construct, it’s especially prevalent in the software development space. In the previous blog, we also took a quick dive into the meaning of the word scrum; its history, and how Scrum has taken on a new meaning. 

Excerpts from “Becoming A Scrum Master: The 8-Step Guide”:

  • Scrum is a lightweight framework that allows a team to stay focused on prioritized work and remain flexible.
  • The Scrum Master is responsible for teaching and coaching the organization to adopt Scrum, and ensuring that the team abides by the Scrum principles.
  • While having a software development background helps, it’s not required to become a Scrum Master.
  • Anyone can learn how to become a Scrum Master.  
  • According to as of January 2019, a Scrum Master’s salary ranges from $77,300.00 to $104,300.00, with the average base salary of $89,200.00. 

Check back soon as we dive deeper into the role of the Scrum Master and the use of Agile methods in the creation, refinement, delivery, and implementation of the software.