The Scrum Team vs. The Development Team

Juliet, from Romeo and, once eloquently asked, “What’s in a name?”1  The 3Back Team has taken her beautiful soliloquy a bit out of context to answer her famous question. Our answer? “A lot, Juliet. A lot.”

In Scrum, names matter. They add clarity and help define accountability. Which is why we designed our latest infographic to illustrate the difference in some important names. Scrum Team vs. Development Team.

As the infographic illustrates, the Scrum Team refers to the whole kit and kaboodle, meaning the Product Owner, the ScrumMaster and the Development Team. The Development Team is the portion of the Team that develops or creates the product. Each Team works both independently and in tandem. When Scrum is really working well and Teams are performing at a high level, everyone does their part to achieve a collective goal.


As Always, Stay Agile.

 1Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)