Agile PM Vs Traditional PM Vs Scrum Master

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Agile PM Vs Traditional PM Vs Scrum Master

Postby Aastha0208 Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:11 am

-Can someone clearly explain what does the role of Agile PM entail?
-How is it different from the traditional Project Manager?
-I have heard that Agile PM is not an official role in agile, to what extent this is true/false?
-Where does the Scrum Master role fit in agile project manager roles & responsibilities?
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Re: Agile PM Vs Traditional PM Vs Scrum Master

Postby seema.sonkiya Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 am

There is no formal Project Manager role in any of the Agile Practices Like Scrum, XP, etc.

Various other roles share the roles and responsibilities of a project manager. If I talk about Scrum, Scrum Master is a process master at getting the team at the best level of performance. But unlike a traditional project manager, SM does not take care of Scope, Cost, risk management, etc.

The team itself takes all day to day project decisions. Responsibility of budget, scope, and schedule goes to the product owner. Quality management responsibility is shared in the team.

But when in reality, we see an Agile Project Manager when projects are large, and someone needed to integrate efforts of a large team. Even in this situation, the team takes a decision on how to do and allocate work.
An Agile project manager duties may include allocating budget, communicate with outside stakeholders, vendors, etc. Agile Project Manager maintains the risk census in collaboration with PO, SM, and Team.

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