Scrum asks for a cultural change. The traditional management style doesn’t work well in a Scrum Team. Scrum calls for servant leadership instead of command and control.
Some Scrum Masters stick to their servant leader role. Especially when the goings get tough, they tend to go back on what they know best – traditional management. Knowingly, or unknowingly, Scrum Masters keep falling into this trap. They start to behave more as project managers than as Scrum Masters.
Several symptoms indicate that the Scrum Master is struggling to let the Team self-organize.
- Scrum Master – the task master
- Scrum Master – the decision Maker
- Scrum Master – the communication barrier