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Discussion on: The rise of the non-coding Scrum Master

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Frank Carr

My view is that it's just like the old job titles like "project manager" or "program manager" minus the "manager" title part. This eliminates direct reports and other HR-ish manager duties (hiring, firing, etc) along with a matching reduction in pay.

I think it helps if your organization has the budget to hire someone to do things like managing project workflow, dealing with Jira or whatever, insuring meaningful user stories and epics are put together and so forth. It's easy for a developer to get overwhelmed by this if they have to do this in addition to regular coding duties. Of course, this depends on the size of the project.