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Agile Conflict: how do you manage fundamental disagreements between a PO and scrum master? The two really don’t get along on my project.

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PO wins. PO is supposed to be the person who decides what work is done (based on the business value), and the dev team decides how it will be done. The scrum master is just a coach making sure the meetings are facilitated. In true agile, there is no "project manager". So that's it. Scrum Master doesn't get to have an opinion on much except how to run the meetings.

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Is it about how they’re working or how they want the deliverables to be? If the former, then yeah, go to principles. If the latter, maybe urge some experimentation and let the results help you determine where the most value is

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But it is also scrum master’s job to protect his team, which means keeping the POs BS between them.

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Scrum master’s job is to make sure agile/scrum principles are being followed. Period.

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Are they both clients?

Yeah. Like do I direct them to the Agile Values? What more do you do to manage conflict?

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