How I define a Manager for the purposes of this article:
  • Someone who has a large amount of input in determining the company advancement (performance reviews, raises, promotions, etc) of any individual on the Scrum Team, OR
  • Someone a Scrum Team member "reports to," OR
  • Someone who is seen by the organization as having major authority over one or more members of a Scrum Team (Supervisors, Team Leaders, in some cases Project Managers, etc).