In a previous article, we explored agile product development with a focus on early product validation.
In this article, we’ll compare and contrast the role & responsibility for scrum masters vs. project managers/core team leaders.
Let’s start with (all) the basic scrum roles:
For a product development team, we’ll use a team structure from previous articles.
Let’s compare key enablers of a scrum master with enablers of a CTL/PM for a larger waterfall project:
Of course, we don’t want to claim we’re applying agile/scrum when we’re really not. However, the scrum master role and responsibility, as well as key enablers, are similar to an effective PLC process and partnership between a core team leader and project manager. Scrum process knowledge can therefore be a valuable addition to virtually any project or project manager skillset.