Scrum Roles : Demystifying the Myths

I am into agile training for the last few years. When I meet professionals, I regularly get questions on ‘What is the role of a product owner?’ and ‘How can I become a Scrum Master?’ In my conversations I also find many misconceptions about the actual roles and responsibilities.

As you all know, Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology. Instead, Scrum provides the minimal boundaries within which teams can self-organize to solve a complex problem using an empirical approach. This simplicity is its greatest strength, but also the source of many misinterpretations and myths surrounding Scrum. This session is intended to demystify all those myths through a collaborative discussion.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction about the current scenario and understanding of Scrum and Scrum Roles (10 minutes)

  • What are and what are not the Scrum Roles (15 minutes)

  • Myths vs Facts - (15 minutes)

  • Discussion and questions - (5 minutes)

Learning Outcome

After listening to this presentation,

  1. People new to scrum will come away with a good foundation on the topic.

  2. More experienced participants will come away with some new ideas on how to "level-up" their understanding on scrum roles.

  3. Everyone will walk away with a deeper understanding of what is and what is not the responsibilities of these scrum roles and why these Scrum roles are so important and hopefully will re-energize them to start innovating more on their responsibilities.

  4. Takeaway some additional resources to explore in their own context

  5. Have some fun while learning

Target Audience

Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, ScrumMasters, Project/Delivery/Development Managers, Product Owners/Managers, anyone who wants to improve business productivity using Agile/Scrum

Prerequisites for Attendees

Nice to have a basic understanding of Agile and Scrum.

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