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DSDM Roles and Responsibilities

There are 13 roles in DSDM, all with clear responsibilities. These roles and responsibilities are designed in a way that maximizes collaboration (following the collaborate principle).

The roles

The following are the roles defined in DSDM:

In some cases, multiple people can play the same role, and sometimes, a single person can play multiple roles.

The nature of people

These roles are played by stakeholders who have one (or sometimes two) of the following natures:

The way roles are defined ensures that there’s enough involvement from all types of stakeholders.

The levels

There are three levels in the organization of DSDM projects:

There’s one project level and one support level, while there can be multiple teams in the project. When there are multiple teams, all their activities will be coordinated and unified with the help of the single project level defined in DSDM.

NOTE: This section of the wiki is not detailed yet. I’ll come back to this after the first increment and add more detail :)

Written by Nader K. Rad

This is (and will be) a work in progress: More details will be added in the future, depending on the feedback.

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