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scrum master vs project manager differences

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager:

Differences and Similarities

Are you a Project Manager and looking for a career move?

Do you think that after reaching a level of Project Manager there is little scope for

further elevation?

Then, this article is for you:

While working as a Project Manager in a leading company, you must be thinking that

the doors of the further upliftment in your career graphs are slightly closed. But

remember sky is the limit and you only need the zeal to reach there. On the same note,

the industry has a lot to offer to you only if you have the zest to explore more.

For individuals working as a Project Manager, there is a rise of new role i.e. Scrum

Master. As the role is in its infancy right now, people often consider it somewhat similar

to project manager only but in reality they both

to Project Manager only. But in reality, they both exist at a different tangent. However,

they share some similarities as well.

As the profile is a new bee in the town. Let’s understand first who is a Scrum Master:

A scrum master is a professional who acts as a catalyst for the agile development team

of any organization. Scrum is a worthy methodology that grants an ability to a team to

self-organize the operations. The scrum master administers the procedure for

information exchange.

We will explain you more about their differences and similarities.


The biggest and basic difference: - Let’s decode the most prominent difference

between these two profiles. While a Scrum Master is a mentor and facilitator, a Project

manager is a skilled professional who makes sure all the projects are properly handled

within an organization. A Scrum Master guides whereas a Project Manager helps

manage multiple tasks.

The difference in Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibility of Project Manager and Scrum Master are different in an

organization. Let’s understand it better.

•Roles and Responsibilities of a Project Manager

The Project Manager is involved in defining the scope of a project to the team,

preparing a draft of the project goals, gathers all the necessary information for the

project, assures the quality throughout the process, monitors the execution of

strategies, and so on. Basically, he is responsible for successful completion of a project.

•Roles and Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

Scrum Master is not like the customary Project manager. This profile is considered as

the most agile framework for the organizations. The roles of this profile can be stated as

leading the spirit planning organizing regular

leading the spirit planning, organizing regular scrum meetings, providing the worthy

assistance to the product backlog, and responsible to carry out scrum process


Difference in salary

If both profiles have different roles and responsibilities in the firm, their compensations

are different as well. While a Project Manager takes a paycheck of near around $99,000

per year, a scrum master can boast about its $104,008 worth paycheck.


Similarities between the Project Manager and Scrum Master- The biggest similarity

between these two profiles is that both are worthy of an organization. They both put

forward the best-available resource to meet the business line. They both share the

similar ardor towards their work. Moreover, being human, they both tend to make


How to become a Scrum Master?

Any project manager who wants to change their role can become a scrum master by

simply doing a two days SCRUM MASTER CERTIFIED Training & Certification Courses for

a certified company like Koenig Solution.

The SCCM certification and SCCM training will help provide a thorough understanding of

product backlog handling, facilitating meetings and reviews, and various other

analogous concepts and principles.