There may be the scrum master load at the same time as the project manager, they are different functions or they do the same activity in a project. If there is one, there is no other role in a project. Is it possible in hybrid projects? Saving Changes...
Scrum Master Role is different than that of a Project Manager in my humble opinion. A Scrum Master is the servant leader for the team and he ensures scrum is applies properly but the PM's role involves much more than that. Saving Changes...
Defining project scope to the team Planning project target Preparing the work schedule for the team members Gathering requirements Defining the resource requirements for the project Preparing the budget for a project Assuring quality Mitigating the risks Monitoring the plans Getting user feedback Managing relationships with the client and the stakeholders Ending the project
Serves the team where needed
Removes blockers or impediments that hinder project progress
Coaches the product owner
Monitoring the progress of the sprint
Helps team estimate and increase velocity
Promotes continuous communication
Facilitates sprint planning and other scrum meetings
Monitors and helps improve team dynamics
Lends support to whatever part of the project needs assistance at a certain time
Motivates the team
Acts as the glue that holds the team together
Well for starters one is a project manager and the other is not. If a Scrum role is to be a project manager (and that is infrequent) it is more likely to be the Product Owner than the Scrum Master. Saving Changes...
A PM and Scrum Master can and do co-exist on projects. While an SM's focus is within, the PM's focus is without. On very small or low complexity projects, one person can play both roles, but as you scale complexity or size of an agile team, the two roles cannot be effectively played by one individual.
Scrum does not have project manager role defined. So, if you follow Scrum you need to adhere to the roles Scrum stated. Because Scrum is a framework you can select the tools and techniques to fill out the framework but roles have to be following. Scrum Master is not a Project Manager. For example, Scrum Master must known about Scrum while a Project Manager not. Scrum Master is a subject matter expert on Scrum, is a specialized role. Agile based methods do not end in Scrum. You have DSDM where you can find the Project Manager role explicit defined into it. But regarding to your question let me say my actual work place situatiuon. We have 5 different project life cycles defined to do things plus we use Scrum and DSDM. The same person is assigned to more than one initiative at the same time and the initiatives is running on different types of life cycles and methods. So, the same person is Project Manager into an initiative and Scrum Master in the other. Saving Changes...
The roles themselves have a different set of responsibilities. A simple search will show that. That said, and as pointed out, a single individual can play both roles, dependent on the skills of the individual of course. It's a significantly different mindset in the role of SM opposed to PM and not alway's easy to successfully play both. For hybrid projects, again, depends on the individual and if they are able to adaptable enough. It may be easier for a PM to lead a hybrid project as usually those occur in an organization that is slowly and organically changing from within. Saving Changes...
what is the difference between agile coach and scrum master?
2 replies by Rami Kaibni and Sante Vergini
Jul 04, 2018 3:15 PM
They do the same thing and it is in principal the same role but Scrum Master is in a way more related to scrum but that's all.
Team Leader, Coach or Scrum Master have the same responsibilities.
Jul 04, 2018 7:51 PM
The Scrum Master is usually focused on the team predominantly (inwards), and the Agile Coach works with teams and the entire organization. So the latter is a lot more involved with stakeholders external to the team. However the Scrum Master can also play this role in smaller environments.