SCRUM Methodology — Things to know about!

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There are various Agile Methodologies that are in practice. Mentioned here are a few to name, Scrum Methodology, Crystal Methodology, DSDM (Dynamic Software Development Method), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Lean Software Programming, Extreme Programming (XP)

Scrum Methodology:

The Scrum is a lightweight framework designed to manage complex product development. Promotes developing products of the highest possible value iteratively and incrementally.

It is not a process or technique for developing software rather it is a framework which it’s various processes, techniques, and practices are employed. Iterations software’s are working at the customer are called sprints. Each sprint results in a potentially deliverable software.

Roles and Responsibilities in SCRUM Methodology

Scrum Methodology can be applied for any type of project or business. The scrum roles are divided into core and non-core roles.

  1. Core Roles include Product Owner, Scrum Master, Scrum Team.
  2. Non-Core Roles include Stakeholder, Scrum Guidance Body (SGB), Vendors, Chief Product Owner, Chief Scrum Master.

Product Owner:

The key role of the product owner takes the responsibility to optimize the value of the product developed from the developer team.

The product owner is the one person who has to define the developing project goals, the responsibility to manage the product backlog, needs to prioritize the stakeholder’s objectives, examine the project progress in each iteration, friendly approach between the client’s and teams and should be an efficient Decision-Maker, Knowledgeable of the product requirements.

Product Owner has to make choices during the Sprint planning. He/ She is responsible for collecting the user requirements and maintaining feedback on the projects. Product Owner places a role as a Voice of the Customer.

Scrum Master:

The Scrum Master role has to service the team to enable productivity and maximize success. He has to coordinate the Development team and Product Owner. Also, he/she has to work with the product owner to maximize the productivity return on investment and empower the development team.

Non-Core Role in SCRUM:


Stakeholder (s) is defined as the direct connectivity with Business sponsors, Customers, and Users. The approach includes frequent interaction with the Product owner, Scrum Master and Team. Stakeholders play a major role during the development process.


A vendor is a company or person that sells products or services. Vendors don’t just sell products and services, they also buy products and services from other vendors.

Scrum Guidance Body (SGB):

Generally, it includes a collection of documents or experts which guide the scrum team. In term includes quality, government regulations, security, and other key organizational parameters. Scrum Guidance Body is used by the Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Scrum Team. It provides a consulting service for all the levels of the organization.

Chief Product Owner:

The Chief Product Owner handles the overall strategy and goals. For a Successful product, the chief product owner needs to support the following perspectives.

  1. Business perspective where marketing, sales, operation, strategy & innovation are met with.
  2. System perspective supports parts of single or multiple system developments.
  3. Technical perspective contributes to the system architecture.

The Chief Product Owner is the leader who establishes product ownership.

The Chief PO is only responsible for the high-level features of the product.

Chief Scrum Master:

The chief scrum master has to coordinate and collaborate between the multiple scrum teams. Simultaneously, should bring teams up to date on the project backlogs.

The master should be able to work on multiple scrum teams because of the massive project requirements.

So, the Chief Scrum Master has to collect information from various scrum teams and be able to manage communication between the various teams.


To conclude, the SCRUM framework that organizes and manages with a team of not more than nine members that deliver a software solution or product in less than a month.


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