Episode 92 - How to Hire a Scrum Master

Hiring a Scrum Master is one of those things that doesn't happen often, especially when you compare it to how often you hire an engineer to fill a role in your agile team.  Like anything in life, practice helps refine your skills.  If you haven't had the opportunity to hire bunches of Scrum Masters (and therefore refine your process of doing so), this episode will help you sharpen up quickly.

What tips/tricks do you have for hiring a Scrum Master?


  1. If I recall correctly, Mr. Galen was going to provide a job description for a Scrum Master job and it was going to be attached to this podcast link; Did I mis-hear that?

  2. Hi Rob,

    When I reviewed the Scrum Master job description I realized it was company-specific and not appropriate to share. Sorry about that.

    IF you search my blog for Scrum Master posts, you'll find some useful stuff. For example:


    1. thanks for the follow-up. I will look at article thanks.

  3. Just listened to this episode. Among the other idea gems I picked out of this one is the idea of the "hard" and "soft" approaches. I have been a soft approach servant leader, but I have seen the advantages of seeing where a hard approach is valuable. Looking back I see where a director I was looking for needed a harder approach but I was unwilling to go there. I have learned that servant leaders need to at times present a strong opinion and warning when it's needed. Sometimes it's just a matter of some personalities respond best to that kind of communication.
    Great job guys! Thank you!