Functional managers are responsibile for developing people in their groups. Even though ScrumMasters and product owners provide guidance and coaching, their views are limited to a single project or product. Securing the budget and time to send teams to conferences, challenging them with appropriate projects, and encouraging them to join or form communities of practice are all part of the functional manager’s role in an agile environment.


Core courses are fundamental to your effective use of agile.


Optional courses are less specific to this particular role, but will still provide value.