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Staffing Roles

Last post 01:11 am January 29, 2018 by Saleh Othman
3 replies
09:08 am January 28, 2018

Hello , i have question about the staffing in Scrum , in normal approach Project Manager is responsible for creating the staffing plan , in Scrum it doesn't have this complexity since there are 3 roles : Product Owner , Development Team , Scrum Master . However , my question is who's responsible for staffing those 3 roles or at least how can we assure that the development team has all the skills needed to be cross-functional  ? 


10:05 am January 28, 2018

Scrum assume the Scrum Team is (or will evolve toward) self-organized, but doesn't prescribe how to design the team.

It is up to your organization to decide if the team should be also self-designed.

If you decide the Scrum Team should be self-designed, take it to the team. If not, take it to any kind of manager.

Know, which option would you choose in order to have the best result for you ?

02:03 pm January 28, 2018

In Scrum there might not be a “project” to staff at all. For example, there may be a product where the owner funds a Development Team or Nexus, or there might be a permanent cadre of Scrum developers who make themselves available via a studio. All will be self-organizing.

01:11 am January 29, 2018

Olivier Ledru Thank you for reply ,

well a team is collaborating under orgnization I think its easier to have staff plan by get the work to the team , but for startup who just start to develop new idea the staffing well need to be according to the Product , at the end of each Sprint " Sprint Retrospective  " we can add new member as part of our improvement plan . However , the Product Owner should have a good technical background to support the team . 

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