A Deeper Look at Scrum Roles

Join us for a discussion on Scrum roles. We will look at traditional team roles and map them out to the Scrum roles of Product Owner, ScrumMaster and Development team. What role does the project manager play? What about the functional manager? Architect? DBA?

When: February 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)

Where: Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

Cost: Free thanks to our sponsors


Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.

Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page. Excella is offering DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes.




6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network and setup

6:30 – 8:00 Discussion/Game/Workshop

8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and wrap-up


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We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.

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  • Dave G.

    For ACPs or PMPs looking for PDUs, PMI Baltimore is putting on a two-day Professional Development Event (8 PDUs per day) in Timonium, MD on Friday-Saturday March 7-8, 2014. Most of the Agile-related talks are on Saturday Mar 8th, including:
    * Sanjiv Augustine (president of Lithespeed and the keynote closing speaker ) "The Promise of Agile Development"
    * Daniel Gullo (CST at SolutionsIQ) "Wanted: Coach, ScrumMaster, Janitor, whatever . . . Making enterprise Agile transformations successful"
    * Marty Bradley (Enterprise Agile Coach) "Scaling Agile with SAFe", and
    * Robert Worrest "Agile and Earned Value Management (EVM)"

    Location, pricing and details of 7 other tracks details at www.pmibaltimore.org

    March 3, 2014

  • Nicole

    Due to family issues I had to miss this meeting. Disappointed that I missed it & the discussion - looking forward to the next one.

    February 26, 2014

  • Karla H.

    It was a very interesting exercise and discussion. I was on the "PM role" team, and it was interesting to see how we all struggled with the role of a PM in scrum -- which it turns out really isn't part of Agile. I'll take some lessons from this back to my team. One suggestion: Just a tad more facilitation to keep people on track, help stem long-winded answers, and keep to the stated time constraints.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting but I want to see it in action before committing to any of the roles or Scrum in general. Quite a few reservations.

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming from someone that entered the meeting with absolutely no knowledge of Scrum, I thought the material presented by all the groups was informative. I left more knowledgable than when I came but I'm confused about Scrum execution. A little self study will make the next MeetUp more valuable.

    February 25, 2014

  • epsteinp

    Great as always. Excellent faciltator.

    February 25, 2014

  • Douglas B.

    Good review of basic scrum roles and excellent discussion of where the traditional project manager fits in all this.

    February 24, 2014

  • Simon S.

    Thanks for a great exercise. The last discussion about a PMs role was the most enlightening. A

    February 24, 2014

  • Camille B.

    Sorry, I was sick an didn't make it.

    February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will honor my RSVP and be there with bells on.

    February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Debbie let us know if you find any that don't require a body part.

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any Agile Scrum training sessions in town that won't cost me my firstborn? That sure would be great if someone could offer a class that won't rob us blind.

    February 17, 2014

  • Charlotte A. M.

    I'm looking forward to the meeting and learning practical information that I can use in my newly formed 501c3 organization, were we are currently designing several adult reading applications.

    February 9, 2014

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