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Scrum Master answers questions from colleagues about the Scrum framework

According to the Scrum Guide, the Scrum Master role is responsible for training other staff on Scrum topics. The Scrum Master role must know the whole of Scrum in-depth and be able to advise everyone else. I present to you sample questions to the newly appointed Scrum Master in the organization and his sample answers to his colleagues. Additional Scrum issues: here.

Can I keep my current role as a project manager and not participate in Scrum roles? Kimberly Jones, project manager

Hi Kimberly, yes, you can keep your position, but as the whole organization is transforming, you will also need to be a part of it. Project management in Scrum is different from the way you know it. Also, your position is important for the very integration of Scrum thinking into the organization. After a series of training, you will be part of the people who will pass on the Scrum methodology ( to their teams and will follow the optimization process in their teams.

I don’t see Scrum supporting my role. What will this mean for my career in our company? Peter Brown, technical manager

Hello Peter, your many years of experience and in-depth technical knowledge are extremely important to us and for this reason, we will appoint you as the Engineering Manager of one of the Scrum team. Your task will be to guide the development team in the right direction and make optimal decisions to build the desired product.

Do I have to participate in Scrum events every time? Mariah Walson, graphic designer

Hello Marina, each of the Scrum teams must participate in the organized events. You are part of this team and your work needs to know how far the other part of the team has come with the planned tasks. In some of the more technical meetings, of course, you can not attend, but there is a minimum of meetings that are important for the work of the team as a whole and it is very important to attend all members of the Scrum team. Reference: Scrum Master explains the roles to colleagues in the Scrum project.

I do not understand exactly how Scrum will improve our work. Stephen Cooper, programmer

The biggest advantage that Scrum gives is the autonomy of the teams. As such a team you will be able to make all the decisions yourself. The decisions that will be made will be based on discussions, not on tasks given by managers.

I’m very excited about integrating Scrum into our work and I can’t wait to get started. Can anyone tell me what and how I will do exactly? Kate Rodriguez, Senior Public Relations Expert

Answer: Hello Kate, the change that is coming will not affect you. For the time being, this change will affect the people involved in product development, and for this reason, your commitments and daily tasks will not be changed, except for those who have points of contact with the product team. Reference: “Why do you want to be a Scrum Master?“,

I read a bit about Scrum and would like to be appointed to the Product Owner position. Paola Watson, Advertising Manager

I am glad that you took the time to get acquainted with the forthcoming transformation, but I have a few questions. Why do you want to change your current position and do you think you have the necessary skills for the position of Product Owner? As a Product Owner, your task will be to encourage discussions and solve the given problems together with the team. In addition, it is very useful to have technical knowledge as well as in-depth knowledge of the product. If you have these skills, we can continue the discussion on this issue. Reference: “Scrum and Kanban: similarities and differences“,

I would like to participate in Scrum roles as a Product Owner. Steve William, Project Coordinator

Hi Steve, due to the transformation to Agile and Scrum, the need for Product owners is growing. I would be happy to continue our conversation in the direction of finding out where your strengths are, what your interests are, and which of the teams you would do best.

I would like to join the Scrum team as a Quality Master or something. William Samuel, head of quality control

Answer: Hi William, yes, this is something that needs to happen because each of the Scrum teams is becoming autonomous. This means that each of the Quality Engineers will provide an update on the work done and will plan the upcoming only with the team in which they work. Reference: “Scrum Master instead of project manager“,

What are the most important responsibilities of the Product Owner role?

Prioritizing Product Backlog items
Relationship with stakeholders

Who is the manager of Scrum?

The head of Scrum can be said to be the whole team. All decisions for the development of the project are made based on discussions.

What does the value of the work done mean? The work done by the team on tasks that are extremely important for stakeholders. Reference: “The differences between Scrum and Kanban methods of working in Agile projects“,

What is User Story?

This is usually the problem that our customers are trying to solve. We can also say that this is the way our customers imagine how their end customers of the application will use the product.

Why may User Story not mean a task that team members work on?

The user story is usually a high-level description of the desired functionality, which during refinement meetings will be broken down into various tasks that will be included in the Product Backlog. Reference: “Why apply Scrum to your company projects“,

Which possible start-up activity can be performed by the Product Owner role and stakeholders and why?

The first thing to do is for the Product owner to gather the requirements for the application and discuss it with the development team to make sure that the customer’s desire can be achieved technically. He then has to discuss the product vision of the product with the customers.

What are the responsibilities of the Scrum Product Manager role?

The Product owner partially covers the responsibilities of the Product Manager, but I would also say that the Product Manager helps to communicate and synchronize the development of products that have common ground. Reference: “Why do you want to be a Scrum Master?“,

What are the important knowledge and qualities of the Product Owner role?

  • Active listener
  • Future development trends in the field in which the product is responsible
  • Clear expression
  • Ability to talk and present information to both business and technical roles.

What is the difference between the value for consumers of a product and the value of the product from the point of view of its owners? Reference: “Scrum framework: Questions and Answers“,
For consumers, any new functionality would be of some value, while for investors, value is measured in monetary value or marketing benefits to their company.

How often should the Product Owner role guide the Development team on how they should do their job?

The Product Owner must not make decisions related to technical issues. As part of Scrum, the team can offer solutions or enter into discussions, but not make individual decisions.

What does prioritizing work mean?

It means doing the tasks that will bring the most value to stakeholders or customers first. Reference: “Sprint Review event in Scrum with examples“,

Why should the Product Owner role prioritize work?

To deliver the maximum value of stakeholders for a given sprint or a certain period. In case we fail to complete the project on time, we must have provided the main and most important features to our customers.

Why can stakeholders stop working on a product when, in terms of planned work, the product is not ready yet?

The MVP of the product is not liked by end-users
Lack of funding


Published by Anton Radev

Front-End Web Developer

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