Scrum Team: Roles and Responsibilities

The Scrum Master:

  • As name ‘Master’ indicates, he/she plays important role in successful sprint execution.
  • Scrum master ensures smooth execution of sprint with team members feeling confidence, enthusiastic.
  • Scrum master act as leader of the sprint team, with specific roles and responsibilities.
  •  He/she manages product and sprint backlog.
  • Responsible for successful completion of the sprint, with 24*7 availability for the team, to resolve their problems/issues/obstacles if any.
  • Obstacles may be either requirements are not clear, dependency of module in hand either with other module, which may be developed, or under development.
  • Scrum master bridges gap between development team and Product owner.
  • Scrum master organize daily standup with development team and discuss what each individual did last working day, what he/she will do today? In addition, which things are causing sprint to not proceeding further.
  • Scrum master tries to resolve team’s issues at his won but if required he/she can communicate with product owner for further details.
  • Scrum master also take care of daily standup should not exceed more than 15 minutes.
  • In sprint planning meeting, scrum master picks up user stories from product backlog to sprint backlog and takes care of each stories have assigned proper story points and estimates by individuals.
  • He/she decides size of team, as if team size is more, more efforts need to co-ordinate team throughout sprint.

Product Owner:

  • Product owner is the person who may appointed from company itself of from customer side.
  • Product owner is the person who collaborate between stakeholders, scrum master and development team.
  • Product owner manages product backlog by assigning priority to each user story from product backlog, which further helps scrum master while sprint planning meeting.

Development team :

  • Team is self-organizing.
  • Developers, testers, database experts and support are the part of development team.
  • Though team is comprises of tester, developer, database expert but still all members are developers, no specific titles are allowed.

Sagar Jaybhay, from Maharashtra, India, is currently a Senior Software Developer at Software Company. He has continuously grown in the roles that he has held in the more than seven years he has been with this company. Sagar Jaybhay is an excellent team member and prides himself on his work contributions to his team and company as a whole.

Sagar Jaybhay

Sagar Jaybhay, from Maharashtra, India, is currently a Senior Software Developer at Software Company. He has continuously grown in the roles that he has held in the more than seven years he has been with this company. Sagar Jaybhay is an excellent team member and prides himself on his work contributions to his team and company as a whole.

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