Scrum: Assignement of Product Owners and Scrum Masters

In general:

Are Product Owners assigned to more than a single team at one time ?

Are Scrum Masters assigned to more than a single team at one time ?

Do most organizations employ  the same number of Product Owners as Scrum Masters ?

Thanks
Anthony LuciaAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
aburrCommented:
The answers to your questions are
no
can be (but may not be best)
no
0
 
Anthony LuciaAuthor Commented:
If I understand your answer to the third question correctly,, most organizations do not employ the same number of Product Owners as Scrum Masters.

If I did understand correctly, which do they employ more of, Scrum Masters or Product Owners ?

Tahnks
0
 
Jessica RigaProducerCommented:
In general each team should have a fully dedicated scrum master and product owner. It is more common for a scrum master to be spread across multiple teams than a product owner. I have watched teams try with mixed results.

A scrum master will have a very challenging time being effective if assigned to more than 3 teams. A product owner may be able to get by on no more than 2 teams. I would not recommend this at all, it undermines Scrums attempt to provide focus.

It is more common to see fewer scrum masters employed.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.