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Scrum: Novice to Ninja by M. David Green

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Chapter 3Scrum Roles

Establishing Who Does What

Scrum is a system that supports sustained productivity for a team. But if you try to adopt scrum, and don't give adequate consideration to the purpose of each of the roles that scrum assigns to the participants, you're likely to find problems maintaining the balance and rhythm of scrum. Cutting corners on the defined roles is one of the most prevalent anti-patterns in scrum, and it's easily avoided by making the assignment of roles deliberate and explicit.

Traditional scrum defines only three critical roles: scrum master, product owner, and team member. We'll start with these. But scrum plays out in a context, and for web and mobile development, that context is usually a company or organization ...

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