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There are two major impacts of a remote Scrum Master in my experience. The first is that meetings like the retrospective and sprint planning are a real challenge. The biggest problems are usually with audio quality, particularly if using phone lines or teleconference hardware that mutes the end of the call that isn't talking. If you can get a top quality ...


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The real question is, can the team work remotely. Of all the roles, the Scrum Master is not more or less dependent on good communication than the other roles. At least not if they work as a team. Sure, you can lock a developer in a room somewhere and they'll produce code, but that's not what a team is. Teamwork only works with all the people in the same room....


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There's the term Virtual team (also known as a geographically dispersed team, distributed team, or remote team) which defines the ones made up of people in different physical locations. One can also read in two different articles the following definitions groups of geographically, organizationally and/or time dispersed workers brought together by ...


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Agile is very much built around trust and empowerment. Micromanaging and trying to 'catch out' teams is incompatible with this. Some of the effects of the current approach include: By providing top-down technical solutions you take away ownership from the team doing the work. If things go badly, they may just think 'well it wasn't our idea in the first ...


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