From Project Manager to Scrum Roles
“How does the PM role translate to Scrum?” is one of the more typical questions in my Scrum courses. Here’s the results of one such exercise that we did with the participants to find an answer.
As can be seen, a large chunk of typical project manager responsibilities become things Product Owners (green in the picture) are supposed to own, and another big chunk is for the Development Team (red). There’s a few splashes of blue (for ScrumMaster) and a sizeable number of items that Scrum is silent on (yellow).
What is/was project manager anyways?
“Project” is an execution management structure. Projects are set up to deliver some target outcome, usually within specified timeline and budget.