When implementing the agile way of working, companies are left with a decision on whether to have dedicated scrum master or let the role be handled by one of the existing resources in the team.
I have worked in teams with both dedicated and shared resources for the scrum master role and I have formed a very clear preference.
Harmful management is not a very widely used term. I even considered coining the term “Iatrogenic management” but left it – at least for now – even though iatrogenic is a perfect term to describe the problem at hand. Iatrogenic is a term taken from health care and medicine.
In small companies, keeping a common goal is simple. There is probably only one product and hence product goal equals company goal. Messing up incentives is hard (but … Read more