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Balance of Agile roles according to Hendrik Kniberg (Product Owner in a Nutshell)

If you look at the Scrum Master as being the coach of both the Product Owner and the Dev-Team, what skills does this person need to coach them?

The Product Owner has to blindly trust the team to build the thing the right way, but the Scrum Master needs to coach them on this. Would you bet on a football or soccer coach who has never played the game?

No. I wouldn’t think so, unless this person has super powers that would balance things out in your favour somehow.

I like to think that Ron Jeffries says the same thing here. You cannot coach Agile software development if you have never experienced it yourself while being knee-deep in with the team. …

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Niels van Reijmersdal

Igniting the delivery of clean software, making people superheroes. Agile Tester at Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

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