Management Circle of the Organization

is part ofOrganization
consists ofOrganization Scrum Master, Portfolio Architect, Portfolio Owner

The product development Organization is managed by a group of managers.

The Portfolio Owner, the Portfolio Architect and the Organization Scrum Master form the Organization Management Circle (OMC). They support and complement each other in the decision-making of topics that reach their level or have been escalated to them by one of the three groups they represent. According to the principle of local decision-making, most decisions are made at the  Team and Cluster levels and only a small proportion escalate. These constructs effectively prevents “lonely individual manger decisions”, because decisions are previously examined and discussed from all three directions, and thus effectively balanced. Tools for finding this balance are e.g. Balanced score cards, SWOT analyzes and system FMEAs are used.

The Organization Management Circle forms an interdisciplinary group of managers who, like all other groups and teams, hold daily or weekly Sync meetings and Retrospectives.

Other management roles complement the Management Circle depending on the type and orientation of the organization. Often the CEO of the Organization is leading this Management Circle.


Further suitable links:

“The agile c-suite”, Harvard Business Review 5/2020

Events Roles Groups Artifacts
Portfolio Planning

Organisation Sync

Portfolio Refinement

Portfolio Review

Organisation Retrospective

Team Product Owner

Team System Engineer

Team Scrum Master


Cluster Product Owner

Cluster System Engineer

Cluster Scrum Master


Team Product Owner Group

Team System Engineer Group

Team Scrum Master Group

Cluster Management Circle


Cluster Product Owner Group

Cluster System Engineer Group

Cluster Scrum Master Group

Portfolio Backlog

Systems & Applications

System Platforms & Variants

Organisation DoD

Organisation Improvement Backlog