I have joined a very large well respected organisation as a Scrum Master. I have been here for nearly 2 years.
During the interview process, the organisation were selling themselves as a highly agile organisation, upon accepting the role, I saw very quickly that the agile maturity of the teams I was working with was not quite there.
And so, for nearly two years, been trying to improve that.
This has lead to lots of conflict, and resistance with different individuals when trying to introduce agile best practice, where the biggest challenge I have recently had is over the nature of my own role as a Scrum Master.
The role hasn't been properly defined, and to date I have been trying to perform it as an agile expert in Scrum, and not as a delivery or Project manager. This has lead to conflict with an influential individual over expectations of how I should be performing my role, who felt that I should be more hand's on project managing and supporting the team that way, whereas my view was to coach the team agile best practices and let them deliver work without micromanaging in a self organised way. Anyway, I was replaced as the Scrum Master for that team by a peer who is acting more as a Project manager than Scrum Master. I am now without a team to be a Scrum Master of, although there may be opportunities to join another, and feel that my reputation has been damaged given the way the sudden change was made.
I am now very disillusioned about my role, and have thought about looking elseware since my role is not how I expected it to be. It feels as though I have been hired to do a different role to the one sold to me, and getting a lot of unfair criticism for trying to perform my role as it was intended to be perform - since the criticism is coming from individuals higher up, seems like there is not much I can do but to either adapt or leave.
I am however wondering if I should stay longer given it is not the best time to move given we are in a Pandemic.
Good idea to start looking to move on, or stick it out?