How to become a scrum master - Do you need an IT Background to become a scrum master?



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The good news is, you don't need a specific background to become a Scrum Master. People having the skillset of Scrum Master can come from any field.

and, the not-so-good news is, it's hard and takes years of skillful practice to become an effective Scrum Master.

So before discussing who can become an effective ScrumMaster, let's understand the key skills required to perform ScrumMaster role, which are:

Facilitation
Teaching &
Coaching
Can you develop these skills? Why not!!

These skills help you to leverage your existing background in helping the teams you serve.

Now, let me share with you the 10 most common backgrounds I've seen good Scrum Master have come from:

10 most common backgrounds
Program Manager, Project Manager
Program Director, Director of Delivery
CTO, CIO
Product Manager
Business Analyst
QA Lead, Test Manager
Technical Lead/ Developer
DBA
Customer Support Lead
Release and Operations Lead
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How to Become a Scrum Master
A Scrum master is one of the primary roles on an Agile project using the Scrum framework. This person is the key facilitator, responsible for arranging the daily meetings, improving team interactions, and maximizing productivity by removing roadblocks. Here’s an overview of how to become a Scrum master in seven simple steps.
Step 1: Learn the basics of Scrum
Step 2: Choose your Scrum certification
Step 3: Attend a Scrum course
Step 4: Register for your exam
Step 5: Study for your exam
Step 6: Take and pass the exam
Step 7: Practice and pass your job interview
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