A traditional people manager and a Scrum Master may have different titles and responsibilities including direct reporting relationships, but they share many other similarities when it comes to successfully leading and guiding a team. The ability to influence without authority is an important part of being a people manager, but it’s also an important skill a Scrum Master needs to be successful since no one reports to you according to the Scrum Guide. Moreover, both roles are focused on growing the team’s maturity, improving self-management, improving the team’s effectiveness, and removing impediments. In this video, I’ll talk more in depth about the specifics of how.
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