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What is a Scrum Team?

A Scrum Team is a small (typically 10 or fewer) team of people that work together, using the Scrum Framework, to create something valuable. The team consists of:

  • A Product Owner who maximizes the value of the product that results from the work of the Scrum Team
  • Developers who create the product
  • A Scrum Master who helps the team improve its practices and effectiveness

Everyone on the Scrum Team is accountable for certain aspects of the team’s work. The Scrum Team as a whole is accountable for creating a valuable, useful Increment every Sprint and the Product Owner, Developers and Scrum Masters each have accountabilities that are specific to them.

Learn more about the accountabilities of the Product Owner, Developers and Scrum Master:

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A Product Owner is the member of the Scrum Team that is accountable for maximizing the value of the product resulting from the work of the Scrum Team. Learn more about what that means and a few of the common myths about Product Owners.
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The Developers are the Scrum Team members that create the product. They have specific accountabilities to the team. Learn about these accountabilities and debunk a few myths about being a Developer on a Scrum Team.
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The Scrum Master is accountable for the Scrum Team’s effectiveness and for establishing Scrum as it is defined in the Scrum Guide. Excellent Scrum Masters help their teams deliver value. They can help transform a team that struggles, into a team that delivers value every Sprint.


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The Scrum Team is a small unit of professionals focused on attaining the Product Goal. Scrum Teams consist of a Product Owner, Scrum Master and Developers. Each has a clear set of accountabilities. Learn more about the Scrum Team, accountabilities, responsibilities and why these aren’t called “roles.”