Product Owner vs. ScrumMaster: Who Does What?


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Product Owner vs. ScrumMaster: Who Does What?

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Duration: 1 or 2 days

Description: The Product Owner and ScrumMaster both serve key roles in agile. The product owner (PO) serves as the “voice of the customer” and is responsible for collaborating between the business and developers, prioritizing work, and ensuring that the product team delivers value to the business. The ScrumMaster is a servant leader for agile teams, helping them adhere to the Scrum process for maximum results and removing impediments to the ability of the team to meet sprint goals and deliverables. Both roles overlap significantly, which may sometimes cause confusion as to who should be doing what. In RefineM's course, attendees will learn the roles and responsibilities of the Product Owner and ScrumMaster and will leave the course with a better picture of how each role contributes to success on an agile project.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Explain the role of a Product Owner and ScrumMaster on agile teams.
  • Explain common impediments to Agile team success and how to remove them.
  • Participate on Agile teams as a Product Owner or ScrumMaster.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for Product Owners, ScrumMasters, and anyone who is on an Agile team and is interested in serving either role.

PDUs: 8 PDUs / SEUs / Contact Hours per day (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 0, Technical: 8)

Course Delivery: Variable

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

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