Project Manager vs Scrum Master

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Sandeep Sehgal

In the past  decade or so, there has been much debate and confusion over the role of traditional Project Manager as the majority of organizations undergo Agile transformations. In fact, industry data suggests that many organizations are blending Agile methods with Traditional Waterfall.

When we talk about Project Manager or rather Traditional Project Manager, we immediately think of someone managing time, cost, quality, risk, communication, people, procurement, and integration with the rest of his/her organization. In Scrum we happen to create products that customer value. Here in Scrum we still manage and divide project manager’s role between the Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Team. This clearly shows Scrum implicitly removes waste by starting with minimal processes, where teams only do what is essential to create the product. We do not add anything to the process unless it helps towards our goals.

For those new to Agile there is often…

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