Even those individuals who have years of experience developing in a Scrum environment might be intimidated by the prospect of serving as a teams's ScrumMaster. The breadth of what a ScrumMaster is asked to do for a team is very expansive—it can range from reminding a team to more closely follow the tenets of Scrum to more hands-on resolution, like replacing a fried CPU. Given how divergent the challenges a ScrumMaster face, it's helpful to have a guide from an experienced ScrumMaster to make sure the basics are being covered.
There are a lot of blanket statements made about agile from both sides. Proponents say Â“agile is a silver bullet.Â” Detractors decry agile as complete chaos. Of course, neither of those ends of the spectrum are very accurate. But it can take folks a long time to arrive at that realization.