More TrinityTG employees will soon become Scrum Masters after attending a KAI Partners Academy for Scrum Master Alliance training.

You heard me right – Scrum Masters. And to date, TrinityTG has sent 45 PMs, BAs, developers and proposal writers through the training to become Certified Scrum Masters.

For the uninitiated, Scrum is an agile framework for managing knowledge work with an emphasis on software development. It’s a lightweight, iterative and incremental framework for managing product development. A Scrum Master is the facilitator or coordinator for an agile development team.

The term scrum comes from the English game of rugby where a group of players performs as a cross-functional team across multiple overlapping phases in which they “try to go the distance as a unit, passing the ball back and forth.”

As for our training, it included in-depth discussions and exercises with strong emphasis on scrum best practices. Most notably, we were able to dive into the different roles and responsibilities within the scrum life cycle.

Within just an hour of the class, I became increasingly aware that these different roles and responsibilities can easily get misinterpreted and confused. It wasn’t until the end of the course that I felt I had a good foundation of knowledge. With this experience fresh in my mind, it’s my goal to lay out the roles and responsibilities that exist within scrum.

As an analogy, let’s assume we have a scrum team within a car manufacturing company. I will be using this scenario while describing the different roles in scrum.

It’s important to reiterate that scrum is an iterative process of development and delivery. Within this life cycle there are four main roles. They include:

The concepts of Scrum and Agile are relatively easy to understand, but often difficult to master, which is why I’m grateful TrinityTG sponsored my participation in the course.

I now feel confident in my abilities to iron out glitches in projects, judge risks, and prioritize responsibilities. I’m also more comfortable at being both a team player and a team leader as my communication skills have improved.

TrinityTG took the time to invest in my training. I can now return the favor of investing in the success of the company.

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