An example of an organizational impediment would be something like, “I have a person on my team who is constantly being asked by other managers to take on other duties. As a result, he are never able to properly commit to and focus on the work for this project ” So I would work with managers to remove this impediment either by:
- Having the person replaced with someone who had fewer distractions
- Having the other managers take those distracting items off his list of things to do.
An example of an impediment I would own as a Scrum master
“The team has been trying to have a meeting with the tech lead from another team for 4 days now. He is hard to catch up with and his calendar is nearly full.” As a scrum master I would coordinate/facilitate a face to face meeting so that the team is not consumed with administrivia.
An example of an impediment I would push the team to resolve
“We need to test this feature but we don’t have enough testers.” As a Scrum master I would guide the team to solving this themselves by “swarming” so that everyone becomes a tester so that we could get items to done.