Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Kanban are different project management frameworks which are helping the companies to increase the productivity. These frameworks were created by the IT companies and especially web and application development companies because they needed a path but on which each and every employee can perform his daily tasks. However, out of these four frameworks, the Scrum is the most widely used framework in all the companies despite their nature of work. That is why in this article we are going to discuss the Scrum in detail to give you a better idea about this iterative framework which is making easier for the companies to complete their project.
The basic objective of the Scrum is to keep the entire team on the same page throughout the project. The scrum framework allows the cross-functional work of the team of 4 to 10 members to provide the regular details and information sharing liberty so they can produce the best result. Scrum is a more like philosophical than the technical. It is a framework that can only be used as the guidance and there is no constant in it. All the success of the Scrum depends on the interactions among the stakeholders as it does the process.
Scrum roles and responsibilities:
The techniques of Scrum has become very popular and now considered to be the most important thing to do before starting any project. That is why the demand of the scrum masters and other professions related to the scrum has also increased, and people now are searching about the term scrum more.
The scrum is a very specific and précised framework that is why it comprised on the following roles.
- Scrum Master
- Product Owner
- Scrum Team
Because the term Agile is often get associated with the project managers that is why many people believe that the Scrum Master is also a term for the project managers. However, the Scrum Master serves very different purposes than the project manager. The Scrum Master works as a facilitator rather than the authoritative person who is responsible for the project delivery. The Scrum Master is a coach, motivator and problem solver who can only assist the team by using all his experience of Scrum framework.
According to many Scrum Masters, applying Scrum within an organization is not the actual scrum process. You have to make the organization to accept your new role and then change its culture which is the most difficult thing to do in any company. The prominent role of every Scrum Master should be to enhance the power of the team by committing them to the sprint goals without any interference from the management. Let’s discuss the major roles of all the above points separately.
- The Scrum Master is considered to be the top-dog in every organization because companies usually hire them and don’t treat them as permanent employ that is why they are with no authority.
- It is their duty to remove all the hindrance or obstruction in the way of achieving any goal.
- It is also their role to enforce scrum ceremonies and processes.
- They are the ones who commit to goals and deadlines on behalf of the team.
- The product owner is responsible for conveying the vision of the stakeholders to the team.
- They have the authority to alter the scope.
- The Product Owners are responsible for the return on investment (ROI) that is why they occupy an authoritative position in the firm.
- Because they convey the vision of the stakeholders that is why they are the voice of the stakeholders.
- Not only with the team, but they also communicate with the stakeholders about progress and problems.
- The Scrum Team is responsible for all the activities that lead them towards their sprint goals.
- They have to work with the Scrum Master to prioritize the items from the product backlog in the sprint planning.
- Once committed, it is their responsibility to fulfil the commitment and deliver the agreed results on time with great quality.
- The Scrum Master is not responsible for keeping his team organized that is they it is the duty of the Scrum Team to get self-organized.
- They have to be agile in the office and have to attend every standup and other ceremonies.
- They have to participate in all the meetings despite their nature and have to ensure that all the findings of the meetings are getting practically addressed in the project.
- The Stakeholder has to keep a healthy relationship with the Product Owner in order to share every detail regarding his project.
- The Stakeholder is responsible for conveying his wishes and concerns to the product owner or else the product owner would not be responsible for his project quality and time duration.
- The Stakeholder has to provide regular input to queries from the Product Owner.
- Prioritizing the work affectively with the Product Owner is another job that the Stakeholder has to do to ensure his project development.
- Keep taking updates or keep giving updates regarding any change in the plans.