Here’s the March 2017 update on my research study on the Future of the Scrum Master role.
Received 123 survey responses across the US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, South Africa, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Egypt, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Australia, and India
Conducted 15 one-on-one deep dive sessions
Great conversations with a CTO of a healthcare company and a wonderful discussion with a recent graduate who assumed the Scrum Master role
Here’s a preview of the responses so far:
It seems like the future of the Scrum Master will look very different based on the type of organization and the level of agile adoption.
Going forward I’m planning to focus on the following themes:
What do mature agile teams look and feel like?
Get a perspective from folks outside the agile development teams like- product management and CIOs
Watch or listen to some of the one-on-one deep dive sessions I’ve conducted:
What do you think? Provide your viewpoint via a short survey–
Marc Miller helps Gen X and Bany Boomers navigate the second half of their career. In this conversation Marc discusses:
How a product manager secured a job in an industry where he did not have work experience
How don’t tell me you know your stuff, show me! – is the new paradigm to prove your expertise
How a hockey coach brought his skills to an agile team
Agile is not the end-point, you need to be very aware of what is changing in the world
You can check out Marc’s work at
He also has a podcast titled:
Repurpose Your Career.
And finally, on the top of every page on his website, Marc has his phone number. If you are struggling to define the second half of your career, I would highly recommend you check out Marc’s work.
Thanks for reading and/or watching this post. I invite you to contribute to my research on the Future of the Scrum Master role. Would love to hear your point of view.
What’s the future of the Scrum Master role?
Provide your viewpoint via a short survey–
Brad Murphy, founder of
Gear Stream – a company focused on building the first Cloud Native organizational change management platform – shares his view on agile and the future of the Scrum Master role.
Brad talks about the constraint of tightly coupled systems and how we should be looking at scaling agility through a different lens. Listen to his perspective on the three waves of agility and how the next wave will shape our future.
Interested in reading about what the third wave of agility looks like? Then here’s a must-read article by Brad titled –
The Apocalypse of Cloud – Native Is Already Here..And Your Agile Transformation Will Not Save You
Thanks for reading and listening to this post. I invite you to contribute to my research on the Future of the Scrum Master role.
Would love to hear your point of view. –
How’s agile doing in South America? Hear from an agile coach in Chile.
Mario Lucero discusses his work, the ecosystem, and trends in agile.
I also asked Mario what he thinks about the future of the Scrum Master role.
This is part of a series of conversations around my research on the topic: Future of the Scrum Master role. To participate in the research study, click