12. What are the Roles in Scrum?

Scrum framework has primarily three different roles, they are Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Product Owner and the Scrum Team. Each of these roles has a set of common rules that are quite important to finish a project or a task successfully.


Certified Scrum Master: A CSM is a facilitator for an Agile development team. He/she ensures that the Scrum Team adheres to the rules, norms and practices of the Scrum theory. Some of the most significant responsibilities of the Scrum master include:

  1. Managing the process for how information is exchanged
  2. Facilitating various Scrum events
  3. Ensures effective communication between the Scrum Product Owner and the Scrum Team
  4. Trains the Scrum Team
  5. Adapts to the emerging changes
  6. Ensures to maximize the amount of productivity of the Scrum Team

Scrum Product Owner: The Scrum Product Owner plays a vital role within this development framework. He/she represents stakeholders or end customers and is accountable for maximizing the product value. Here are some major responsibilities of the Scrum Product Owner:

  1. Release management
  2. Manage the Scrum Product Backlog
  3. To work closely with the Scrum Team
  4. Stakeholder management

Scrum Team: Besides Product Owner, Scrum Team delivers the core work from the requirements. Everyone in the Scrum Team ensures to follow a common goal, have respect for each other, and follow the defined rules and norms. Here are some top common responsibilities of every Scrum Team member:

  1. Create the Sprint Backlog
  2. Perform the short Daily Sprint Meeting
  3. Update their status of the tasks regularly
  4. Allow creation of a Sprint Burndown Diagram





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