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Chapter 2. New Management Responsibilities

As you saw in Chapter 1, in Scrum, the world is divided into pigs and chickens. Pigs are those who are committed to a project, those who have "skin in the game." Chickens are the spectators. This analogy can help us to understand the three management roles in Scrum; all three roles are "pig" roles. These roles—Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Team—are clear and easy to understand. Although it might seem counterintuitive that Teams are managers, one of the central tenets of Scrum is that Teams handle their own management. All other managers in an organization are chickens, who might be interested in the project and who might have a strong vested interest in its success, but who have to work through the ...

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