Scrum defines three areas of accountability to deliver products and services in an agile way:
Where does the manager fit in?
The manager’s role in an agile world is to make efficiency and productivity a reality.
To do this, managers have typically managed individuals in vertical, functional silos (i.e., Development, Quality Assurance, Finance, etc.). In the agile enterprise, though, management is horizontal:
Set a strong vision and mission of why agility is important for the organisation. Agile can reap significant benefits:
All of these things are easy to achieve, but it requires people to change the way they work. If you’re not explicit about the change that’s required, if people just tweak the way they work and don’t really change, you won’t get agile’s benefits.
Scrum has specific rules that make it effective. When only parts are enacted, Scrum isn’t as effective. A manager’s job is to set expectations that for agile to work teams must work within its rules.
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