21328[SPAM] [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum Vs Prince2
- May 2, 2007Ken,
Thanks for the explanation.
> We specifically leave off the guidance or prescription to leave thepeople
> free and responsible for managing for value, Sprint by Sprint. Webreak the
> management role into three parts:that they
> 1. The team is responsible for managing itself.
> 2. The ScrumMaster is responsible for managing the Process
> 3. The Product Owner is responsible for managing the Product Backlog,
> or "What" to maximize value. The PO tells the team what to do, the team
> figures out how to do it.
> In the matrix, you give a lot of responsibility to the ScrumMaster
> don't own. They aren't a replacement project manager. They are simply aWell, it isn't my matrix. I do think it reflects reality in many
> process manager and change agent.
cases. It's not always possible to act strictly as a process manager
and change agent because in many cases management doesn't recognize
the need for that role as distinct from the PM role. Even though
that's less than ideal, when we have an opportunity to effect positive
change it seems to me we ought to try.
> Scrum doesn't leave out project management methodological details to
> them filled in by other methodologies. It relies on the above threegroups
> to fill them in based on their knowledge, the circumstances, and theirThanks for the clarification. I suspect many people miss that
> intelligence. Scrum relies on a feedback loop for them to improve, not
> external directions.
particular point. Maybe that's why some people say Scrum is
incomplete. It demands a certain level of maturity on the part of team
members and management. They may be unaccustomed to that, since
conventional processes are prescriptive.
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