Team Captain

[teem kap-tuh n, -tin]

Definition of Team Captain

The Team Member accountable for maximizing the value of the Scrum Team’s Work. Each Team must have its own Team Captain to ‘call the plays’ about what work the Team should do next. Also commonly called the Team’s Product Owner. Some Team Captains are also Squad Leaders or Crew Chiefs.


If the team is confused, then their team captain is too. Risks exist. The goal is to prevent risks from becoming problems, and dealing with, and learning from, problems that occur.

Management's (Team Captain) job is not to prevent risks but to build the ability to recover. Risks mean learning from failure and allowing failure to teach.

The Team Captain met with the TeamLet to discuss what Stories should be done next.

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"Team Captain" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.