As you know, one of the primary roles of the ScrumMaster is to keep the delivery team focused on accomplishing their sprint goal.  There are many distractions that can prevent a delivery team from meeting their commitment to the sprint, the ScrumMaster’s best defense? Complete visibility.

Something is visible if it is easily observed and visibility provides a clear, unobstructed view.  Visibility is one of the three legs of empirical process control used in Scrum (transparency, followed by inspection, and then adaptation).

This clear view can be the ScrumMaster’s best weapon in protecting the delivery team from all types of interruptions. One of the most common distractions from an original sprint plan is new functionality requests during the sprint.

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