Agile Roles & Responsibilities

Agile team

  • Agile teams are cross functional, self organizing / managing teams
  • Three to Nine member teams
  • Co-located in one place
  • Team members are 100% dedicated to the teams
  • Agile teams thrive with servant leadership
  • They collaborate (pairing, swarming, mobbing)
  • Continuously focus on increasing productivity
  • They develop and deliver often
  • They communicate and collaborate well
  • They share knowledge
  • They commit to working with each other
  • Over a period of time team members of agile teams becomes generalized specialists (T-shaped – having a core competence along with other competencies)
  • Focus on continuously improving productivity in a stable work environment

Agile roles

  • Product owner – One who owns the product and the features
    • Product road maps
    • Prioritization of the features to enhance business value
    • Groom the product backlog
  • Agile leader (Scrum Master)
    • Providing feedback
    • Team facilitator
    • Servant leader
    • Ensuring the implementation of the agile process
    • Known in various names depending on the agile approach used;
      • Scrum master
      • Project manager
      • Team lead
      • Team coach
      • Team facilitator
  • Team members
    • Cross functional team members
    • Agile teams comprises of different dedicated team members with the required skills to convert the requirements of the iteration into deliverables.
    • Even if they come from different functions, they are all known as team member