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Definition of Impediment

Anything that is causing the Team to not be at its best. These could be fears, risks, or problems.


Since it is the ScrumMaster’s job to help the Team remove impediments, each of these issues is something the ScrumMaster should worry about.

Of course, people can be unexpectedly absent, which is an impediment, but Teams need to do more thinking about people’s availability when they prioritize.

Cite This Term

"Impediment" Accessed Jun 22, 2024.