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  1. Designers are still a key part of a Scrum team. Like other team members, your first priority will be to ensure that work brought into the sprint during sprint planning is successfully finished within the sprint. However, you also spend time looking ahead at what the team will build in…
  2. Database administrators and database engineers will face new challenges as they adopt Scrum. In your new role, you will learn how to work incrementally on something that is traditionally viewed as part of the project's upfront work. While your day-to-day work may not change all that much, how you approach…
  3. Scrum teams are self-organizing, and this shift creates some of the biggest challenges when adopting Scrum. While you may retain the role-specific responsibilities you had on the team before adopting Scrum, as a Scrum team member, your goal is to do whatever it takes to help the team finish the…
  4. The product owner is a new role introduced when a team adopts Scrum. In your new role as a product owner, you establish and communicate a vision for the product and set goals for the Scrum team with realistic boundaries. To do this, you create, maintain and prioritize the product…
  5. The Scrum Master is a new role introduced when a team adopts Scrum. While a good Scrum Master is looked upon as a servant leader to the team, the Scrum Master has no direct authority over a self-organizing Scrum team, except to ensure it is following the Scrum process. An…
  6. A fundamental shift for architects is that Scrum eschews an upfront architecture or design phase. Yet architecture and good design remain as important as ever, even on Scrum projects. You accomplish your goals by continuing to look ahead at the work a Scrum team will be performing, but do so…
  7. There is a story in Scrum about a chicken and a pig. One day the chicken decides that the two should start a restaurant. The pig is intrigued by the idea and says, “That sounds great. I’m an entrepreneurial type of hog. I’m sick of working for the farmer. But…