I am a Scrum Master for a team and ever since another joined to ‘help out’ as part of restructuring work, they seem to prefer him over me. This is irrespective of our quality of work being similar, where he has come on board and improved on what was already started by myself. Given the problems of this work stream, lack of maturity, size and professionalism management felt that additional support was required.
A discussion will take place with my manager who currently intends for me to take over again full time.
I have the following potential options:
- stay as their Scrum Master
- request to be transferred to a new project
The problem is that I am currently quite unhappy working with this particular team, since unlike other teams I’ve worked with in the past they seem to be very unappreciative of any work I do for them and do not listen when coaching them agile. Hence, do not feel very valued. My colleague on the other hand they are treating better, has an easier time getting buy in which I suspect is from being new and being more charismatic.
I really would like to request to transfer to another work stream but worried that this may look negative politically in the organisation as being somebody who got taken off for not performing, when that’s not the case. After a year working with them, I just no longer have any interest being their Scrum Master, and would rather start afresh with a new team.
Also given the confidence levels of my colleague, I’m starting to feel like he should run it out of spite from him coming on board leading to me becoming increasingly undermined.
How can I move out of the workstream gracefully?