The question of the day is:
What is the difference between Project Manager and Scrum Master?
Well, for me it is like comparing apples and oranges. But let’s get clear on that.
Both of these roles are aimed at leading a project but using different frameworks. Scrum Master is present in one framework – Scrum. The role of a project manager implies an ability to choose or create frameworks suitable for the given project.
It becomes confusing when a PM selects Scrum framework as a part of his or her project management approach. With that said, A Project Manager can have one or many Scrum Masters on the project team. Likewise, a PM can take a role of a Scrum Master on a smaller projects.
Many believe that Scrum Framework has everything required to deliver a project. So, a Scrum Master focuses on implementing artifacts and activities prescribed by the framework. The primary responsibility is to facilitate the work of a Scrum Team and educate others about Scrum.
On the other hand, a Project Manager has a vast variety of tools, techniques, and processes across different knowledge areas. His goal is to integrate them into an efficient and productive framework. The main responsibility of a PM, well, is to be responsible for the project success.
Also, consider the certification efforts. To become a Certified Scrum Master you have to take 16 hours of classes, and pass a simple test. No requirements to get a CSM.
To get a Project Management Professional certificate, you need to take 40 hours of training, pass a 4-hours, 200 questions exam. And you need to have a proven record of 3 years of work in a PM role.
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