What is the difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master

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I recently took a scrum Class, I have to admit that the class left me confused most especially when it came to how Scrum did/doesn’t have a PM role. Apparently, the whole scrum team is representative of a project manager but how exactly is this supposed to be implemented?

I mean, then what is the difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master? Can anyone clarify this?

Thanks for any support.

Jul 24, 2020 in PMP by Roshni
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recategorized Sep 3, 2020 by Roshni 619 views

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Scrum Master is the most misunderstood role and is entrusted with totally new duties when compared to the tasks traditionally performed by a project manager. There is no project manager in Scrum. 

According to the Scrum Guide, a Scrum Master is “a facilitator for the team and the product owner. Rather than manage the team, the scrum masterworks to assist both the scrum team and the product owner.”

You can refer to this playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCvs-60ytM&list=PL9ooVrP1hQOF1nCUBIFxOSD80UYSsx4vq to know everything about Scrum Master.

The Scrum Master supports stakeholders by facilitating the work (which the PM also does), but, unlike the PM, he does not hold responsibility for the deliverable (the development team has) and for achieving the business objectives (which is the Product Owner)
The Project Manager is responsible for the entire project result.

To get a clarified view on how different project manger from scrum master, here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCvs-60ytM&list=PL9ooVrP1hQOF1nCUBIFxOSD80UYSsx4vq

Hope this helps!

Check out CSM Training to learn more about Scrum Master.

Good luck!

answered Jul 24, 2020 by Gitika
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edited Jun 27 by Khan Sarfaraz

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