✔ Facilitate the product owner to maintain and prioritize the Product Backlog and own the business decisions;
✔ Help the team members to come up with most realistic estimations they can;
✔ Help the team members to make right technology decision;
✔ Inspire the team members to pull and own the tasks and work with them to remove any impediments that are holding them back to achieve those tasks;
✔ Facilitate self-organization within the team.
✖ Own the product decisions on Product Owner’s behalf;
✖ Make estimates on team’s behalf;
✖ Make the technology decisions on team’s behalf;
✖ Assign the tasks to the team members;
✖ Try to manage the team.
For the Product Owner:
✔ Define the features of the product;
✔ Decide on release date and content;
✔ Be responsible for the profitability of the product (ROI);
✔ Prioritize features according to market value;
✔ Adjust features and priority every 30 days, as needed;
✔ Accept or reject work results;
✔ Be responsible for the first of the three Scrum ceremonies: Scrum Planning.
✖ Attend the Daily Scrum Meetings (or if she/he does, is only there to hear an update);
✖ Attend the Retrospective meeting (although she/he can give feedback and may also receive feedback);
✖ Expect constantly improving velocity;
✖ Live apart from the team;
✖ Choose how much work will be accomplished in the sprint – the team will do this, based on the priorities she/he has set and what they feel they can accomplish. She/he is welcomed to give opinions and to move things in and out during the Sprint Planning Meeting;
✖ Change anything within the sprint once it has started and she/he can-not add items to the sprint.
For the Agile Manager:
✔ Do help build up your team as technical leaders and experts;
✔ Do foster an environment where your team can engage directly with each other to solve problems;
✔ Do communicate upward;
✔ Do communicate outward to stakeholders, peers, or clients;
✔ Do review your overarching project risks and be the person who’s thinking about what others are not thinking about;
✔ Do help set a consistent, exciting, and achievable vision for the team, the product, or the organization;
✔ Do become a strategic thinker.
✖ Don’t be the team’s impediment;
✖ Don’t micromanage;
✖ Don’t feel like you need to review every web page or piece of functionality.