What is the difference between a scrum master and an agile leader? Before I answer that question, what is the difference between a scrum master and an agile coach? $200 a day. A scrum master should be working at all levels of the organization and working with other teams of teams, helping people to understand how scrum works, how agile works, and also working as a change agent across the organization to try and help expand carefully the footprint of agility, but let's get back to the main question. So what's the difference between a scrum master and a leader? If you start with the scrum master, what should a scrum master be doing? Scrum master should be observing through whatever senses they have. For example, seeing, sensing, smelling, seeing body language, observing what's going on. And that means a lack of judgment.