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Every now and then, discussions come up as to how should one measure the efficiency of a Scrum Master? Is there a criteria based on which we can measure their performance? Does it depend on the number of impediments they help resolve? Is it related to the number of teams they are assigned to? Who or which department does a Scrum Master report too? And many more such questions. And then, an idea is usually floated that may be, a Scrum Master's ultimate goal is to make themselves redundant, a success criteria for a team. As pink as that idea sounds from a cost-saving perspective, it just doesn't ring a bell in my head. Probably, I'm not getting it, but here's my take on why a scrum master (even if possible) should not be made redundant (feel free to agree or disagree with my views in the comments below).