SAFe Scrum Master vs ‘Scrum’ Scrum Master — Alike in important ways

A SAFe Implementation requires a Scrum Master’s mindset

Paddy Corry
Jun 1 · 13 min read

TL;DR — Very Similar Roles

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Source: Laurenz Kleinheider on Unsplash

1. A SAFe Scrum Master needs to know about Scrum

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Source: InfoQ

2. Strictly speaking, we are no longer using Scrum… so what?

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Source: Steve Denning on Forbes.com

3. SAFe Scrum Masters help with delivery of value: it’s a principle.

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Source: SAFe Principles

4. Transparency is a core value of SAFe

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Source: SAFe Principles

4. There are many ways for a SAFe Scrum Master to serve the organisation

5. SAFe works as a scaling framework for Scrum

7. SAFe Implementations need partners, but that doesn’t mean partners are Scrum Masters or that the Scrum Master role must be part-time.

Conclusion

1. Value working implementations over documentation

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Source: Agile Manifesto

2. Value values and principles over frameworks

3. Stigmatising frameworks does all of us a disservice

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Paddy Corry

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Paddy Corry

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Scrum Master. https://www.linkedin.com/in/paddycorry/

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