Scrum Master

Assessment Template Details

Lean Agile Intelligence

Scrum Master

This template focuses on the core competencies and characteristics of a great Scrum Master. Influenced by many Agile & Lean thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for a Scrum Master to reflect and improve on the behaviors, qualities, and practices required to assist organizations in competing in today’s fast-moving business environments.


Works of thought leaders that influenced the Practice's Technique Criteria, assigned Agility Stage, and impacted Business Outcomes.

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Questions/Practices by Practice Dimension

27 total practices

Value Driven

• Agile Planning Facilitation
• Backlog Management Coaching
• Sprint Review Facilitation
• Stakeholder Engagement Coaching


• Creating Accountability
• Creating Safety
• Working Agreements Coaching


• Definition of Done Coaching
• Technical Techniques Coaching


• Daily Scrum Facilitation
• Sprint Planning Facilitation


• Developing Cross-Functionality
• Metrics Coaching
• Retrospective Facilitation


• Coaching
• Courage
• Creating Visibility
• Facilitation
• Growth Mindset
• Lean Agile Practices Knowledge
• Outcome Focus
• Promoting Flow
• Promoting Quality
• Promoting Sustainability
• Scrum Master Service (Org)
• Self-Awareness
• Training Instructor

Practice Technique Criteria Example

Retrospective Facilitation

Starting (0)

The team is skipping retrospectives

Developing (1)

The scrum master coaches the team to have retrospectives on cadence. At a minimum, at the end of every iteration.

The scrum master facilitates the retrospectives in regards to people, relationships, process and tools

Emerging (2)

The scrum master uses different facilitation techniques to get all team members included in generating ideas

The scrum master fosters an environment of safety so that team members bring up their concerns and feelings and problems are discussed without blame or accusation

Adapting (3)

The scrum master ensures improvement proposals are added to the backlog to be implemented in the future

Team members rotate facilitating retrospectives and is not solely up to the scrum master

Facilitates program level retrospectives when applicable.

Escalates issues coming out of retrospectives to others in the program when applicable

Optimizing (4)

Data is leveraged to gain insights such as flow and quality metrics

Retro improvement items are measured

The most important improvement proposals are implemented next iteration

As soon as a problem occurs, the team stops to inspect and adapt

Works with leadership in the organization to improve things outside of the teams control