Agile Software Development

5 Key Takeaways from the 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report

Glassdoor has marked 2018 as the year for the Scrum Master role. As per LinkedIn, it is going to be a lucrative career move in 2019. In this article at, Dave West shares the 5 key takeaways from the 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report.

What a Scrum Master Should Expect This Year? worked with Age of the Product and surveyed over 2,100 respondents across the world and demographics. Following are the 5 key takeaways from the 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report:

  1. Leading the Agile Transformation: 45% of the respondents revealed that companies are relying on the Scrum Master role to lead the agile transformation process. Since teams receive the most impact, the bottom-up approach is becoming more a sensible strategy.
  2. Scaling Is Important: 50% of the respondents say that they are working with a scaling framework. Meanwhile, 29% of participants confess that they are using multiple frameworks. While the use of Agile is on the rise, you cannot rely on a single approach. For example, LeSS provides more direction on portfolio management than Nexus.
  3. Maturing Role: One out of three respondents said that they have more than 3 years of experience in the role. The survey has found mature markets around Norway, the U.S., and Western Europe. Moreover, 43% of the participants confirm an incremental growth of Scrum adoption.
  4. Kanban Is Popular: 80% of the respondents informed that Kanban is being used along with Scrum methodology. It provides the much-needed visibility and adaptability that a Scrum leader needs in the team.
  5. Training and Certifications for Growth: Only 15% of the participants were earning over $100K annually without a formal Scrum certification. While 50% had Scrum training and earned $75,000, only 6% was in that pay range without training. So, a Scrum Master needs formal training and certification to set the foundation of the team right.

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