Reports - Do you understand the implied contract (promises) between Members of the Scrum Team?
  v11.0 Posted at 24/05/2018 3:30 PM by Ulysses Maclaren

Member of the Scrum Team should understand their responsibilities and respect the implicit contract (promises) they have made.



The Organization

  • the team that there are stakeholders (including subject matter experts) who will help when needed
  • the team that there are stakeholders (including subject matter experts) who will help when needed
  • they will help the Scrum Master in the removal of impediments to the Scrum team’s progress
  • the team that they will not change priorities or constraints in the middle of a sprint without team’s consent
  • that being on a Scrum team will not hurt the members’ careers
  • not to divert team members to other work on a Scrum Day during a sprint

Product Owner​

  • to supply an initial product backlog
  • to prioritize the product backlog when needed
  • to be responsive to requests for feedback and clarification
  • empowered “voice of the customer” will be provided to answer business domain questions promptly (minutes or hours, not days)
  • to attend every Review, Retrospective
  • not to change priorities or scope during a sprint
  • not to direct team members to do work not agreed and planned at the beginning of the sprint

Scrum Master

  • to keep the team healthy by focusing on the removal of impediments, both internal and external
  • to protect the team from external distractions

The Team

  • that its work will be transparent, that it will make decisions and solve problems as a group, and that no individual team member will be left behind
  • to take prioritization and scope from the product owner on the team driving the team based on stakeholders interests
  • to use the stakeholders’ time wisely, by focusing on questions that are relevant to the work being done now
  • to do quality work the best way they know how within the constraints set forth by the organization
  • to deliver demonstrable product at the end of every sprint for review and validation by the stakeholders
  • to endeavor to become multi-skilled by sharing and pairing and not relying on experts on the team for specific functions

Team Member

  • to bring issues, problems, impediments​ and realities encountered to the team
  • to be available and working with the team on every defined Scrum Day of a sprint in which they committed and any required absences will be scheduled before the beginning of the sprint
  • to attend every Scrum, Review, Retrospective & Planning Meeting
  • to refer any external request that will take more than 15 minutes of Scrum Day time to the Scrum Master

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