Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible value. It’s a tool organizations can use increase their agility.

Within Scrum self-organizing, cross-functional, and highly productive teams do the work: creating valuable releasable increments. Hereby Scrum offers a framework that catalyzes the teams learning through discovery, collaboration and experimentation.

A great Scrum Team consists of a Product Owner that maximizes value, a Scrum Master that enables continuous improvement and a Development Team that focuses on delivering high quality increments.

For sure this sounds great! But what are the characteristics of such a great Scrum team?

I wrote a white paper that will answer that question. It offers a detailed description of the characteristics and skills of:

  • A great Product Owner
  • A great Scrum Master
  • A great Development Team

You can download the white paper via this link. I hope you enjoy reading it!

If you know any other characteristics of a great Scrum team, feel free to share them with me.

Barry is a freelance Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Trainer at He is an active member of the Scrum community and shares his insights and knowledge by speaking at conferences and writing articles. Since 2000 he fulfilled several roles within the software development environment, these vary from application consultant, project manager and team lead. Since 2010 his primary focus is applying the Agile mindset and Scrum Framework. Barry is specialized in the role of the Scrum Master and helping people understand the spirit of Scrum and hereby using the Scrum framework better. Due his own practical experience as a Scrum Master, Barry gained a lot of experience with starting new teams, coaching teams through the different stages of team development and applying different types of leadership. Sharing these experiences and hereby contributing to other persons growth is his true passion!