Scrum Master Skills List

Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

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Scrum is an Agile framework for complex projects. Originally developed for software development teams, Scrum can now easily be implemented across a variety of fields. Through daily meetings, detailed project timelines, and identification of potential project roadblocks, Scrum helps easily break down a project into tangible goals. 

What a Scrum Master Does

The leader of this process is referred to as a Scrum Master. The Scrum Master (or Agile Coach) is responsible for maintaining a proper power of balance between the project owner, scrum team, and management.

Often the Agile evangelist, the Scrum Master is not a traditional project manager. Instead, they help increase productivity amongst the scrum team by selecting and splitting up project requirements into “Sprints.” The Scrum Master then ensures the right people are working on the right tasks and that work will be completed in the expected timeframe.

If impediments or blockers occur, it is the responsibility of the Scrum Master to troubleshoot and solve the issue. It is not a requirement that Scrum Masters have a technical background, but it is vital a Scrum Master have excellent management and communication skills. 

Scrum Master Skills

Here's a list of Scrum Master skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.


  • Achieve Sprint Goals
  • Act as Liaison Between Project Owner and Development Team
  • Adapt and Write Product Visions
  • Address Team Needs Efficiently and Effectively
  • Adhere to Project Timelines
  • Agile Coach 
  • Build and Develop a High-Performance Team
  • Build Release Plan
  • Coach Organization Into Scrum Adoption
  • Continuously Improve Processes 
  • Educate Project Owner, Team, Management, and Company
  • Encourage Project Organization
  • Encourage Project Transparency 
  • Ensure Scrum Process is Running
  • Ensure Team Follows the Values and Practices of Scrum 
  • Evangelize Agile Within Organization
  • Detect Potential Problems
  • Facilitate Daily Standup Meetings
  • Focus and Educate Team on Business Goals
  • Foster Feedback

H - M

  • Help Team Learn From Past Experiences
  • Hold Retrospective Meetings
  • Hold Team Members Responsible For Tasks
  • Increase Productivity of Development Teams and Organization 
  • Keep Team Focused on Current Sprint Requirements
  • Learn Everything Agile
  • Maintain a Proper Balance Between Project Owner, Scrum Team, and Management
  • Maintain Burndown Chart
  • Maintain Scrum Tools
  • Moderate During Team Meetings

N - S

  • Organize Daily Planning Meetings
  • Organize and Maintain Product Backlog
  • Owner of Blocker Board
  • Process Owner 
  • Promote Use of Agile Engineering Practices 
  • Promote Self-Help Within Development Teams
  • Quality Control
  • Setup Sprint Review and Planning Sessions
  • Shield Team From Interruptions During Sprints 
  • Solve and Remove Impediments
  • Speak on Behalf of Development Team
  • Support Team Building 

T - Z

  • Team Building
  • Team Leader 
  • Troubleshoot Impediments and Blockers
  • Up-to-Date On Industry Trends
  • Utilize Skills and Abilities of Team
  • Walk Project Owner Through User Stories
  • Work with Project Owner
  • Write User Stories