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Scrum roles in theory and practice

Last post 10:48 am August 20, 2015 by Ching-Pei Li
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01:07 am August 20, 2015 has advertised for a developer:

The advertisement says:

"The role of the full stack web developer and technical team lead is pivotal to the execution of’s vision of improving the profession of Software Development"

Now, while the Scrum Guide acknowledges that "Individual Development Team members may have specialized skills and areas of focus" it does make the following point quite clear:

"Scrum recognizes no titles for Development Team members other than Developer, regardless of the work being performed by the person; there are no exceptions to this rule"

It might be unfortunately construed that, by advertising for the "role" of "full stack web developer" and "technical team lead", is making an exception in its own case. Could someone from the organization please comment on the thinking here?

04:57 am August 20, 2015

I don’t think this would be a problem.

This is an advertisement of, an organization, rather than one of a Scrum team.

At first:
“This role is responsible for building out a long term technical strategy for, managing a team of people delivering on that vision and working with 3rd parties to both deliver’s properties and also connect to other 3rd parties.”

The "Role" is a job role, seems like a technical management role, not a Scrum role.

Image that, if a Job Description just said that we need several developers as follows:
One Developer with coding skill
One Developer with media design skill
One Developer with …
I think this is uncommon for people to recognize.
It usually be described as:
One Web Developer
One UI Designer

Per my experiencs, event hough there are no titles for Development Team members other than Developer, they always have special titles in their organization and have functional title printed on their name cards.

09:55 am August 20, 2015

Who says the site is developed using Scrum? ;)
It seems natural, but maybe they use a different framework.

10:48 am August 20, 2015

Who know?

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