Agile Coach, www.illustratedagile.com
As larger companies begin to implement Agile, more project managers are transitioning to the role of Scrum Master. Eventually, this question will come up: Who should the Scrum Masters report to in an organizational hierarchy — who will be responsible for goal-setting, feedback and salary administration for the Scrum Master?
From my experience leading Scrum Masters, and from what I have observed while coaching many large organizations, here are my opinions on four possible scenarios.
1. The Scrum Master reports to a leader within IT
This approach typically has the traditional IT roles (developer, testers, analysts) of an Agile team reporting to one manager and the Scrum