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Top 21 Scrum Master skills in 2020?

The use artificial intelligence in product development and corporations is growing significantly. With the help of AI we’ll be able to automate many tasks – even the cognitive one’s to certain extent. In this rapidly evolving market, having high performing and innovative teams will be a competitive advantage for any organization. A Scrum Master who is able to help build high performing and innovative Scrum teams, and coach people can be a valuable asset for the organization. While those Scrum Masters who only perform mundane tasks, write meeting minutes, create reports and enter data in the tool will see themselves get replaced by AI bots soon.

I think irrespective of the technological advancements there will still be a need of good Scrum Masters. An effective Scrum Master can help Scrum Team deliver results that are an order of magnitude better than mediocre Scrum Teams. The responsibilities of the Scrum Master may adjust with the time. Good Scrum Masters will definitely contribute more towards improving the business agility and helping organizational system as a whole.

Below I list top 18 Scrum Master skills in 2020. I also invite you to contribute 3 top Scrum Master skills that should be part of this list.

  1. Systems Thinking
  2. Adaptability
  3. People Skills – Positive Psychology, Social Psychology
  4. Complex Problem Solving
  5. Lean Thinking
  6. Agile Mindset, Growth Mindset
  7. Creativity
  8. Empathy
  9. Asking Questions
  10. Collaboration
  11. Facilitation
  12. Rapid Decision Making
  13. Negotiation
  14. Leading and Facilitating Change
  15. Focus
  16. Performing with Flow
  17. Motivation – Intrinsic Motivation
  18. Emotional Intelligence

I need your opinion to add 3 top Scrum Master skills that’ll be valuable in 2020.

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