Team Member Roles Explained For The SDLC

The Test Lead
4 min readMar 22

As a software tester, whether working remotely or in-person, you will usually work as part of a team with different team members. Each of these team members has a different role, but ultimately, everyone has the same goal of providing the best possible product or service for customers. In this article, we will discuss the different roles in a software development team and their responsibilities.

Product Manager/Product Owner

The Product Manager/Product Owner is responsible for the product vision and ensuring the team delivers the right product to customers. They work with stakeholders to gather requirements and prioritize features. The Product Manager/Product Owner provides the team with a clear understanding of user requirements and business goals, which helps in the testing process. They work with the team to create a product roadmap, ensuring that it aligns with the company’s overall strategy. Additionally, they work closely with the marketing team to promote the product and increase its adoption.

Project Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for managing the project, including planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and budgeting. They coordinate with team members to ensure project milestones are met and communicate progress to stakeholders. The Project Manager ensures the project is completed on time and within budget, which is crucial for the testing process to take place as planned. They also manage risks and issues that arise during the project and ensure the team is working efficiently.

Team Lead

The Team Lead is responsible for leading and managing the team to ensure everyone is working towards the same goals. They provide guidance to team members, resolve conflicts, and ensure the team is functioning efficiently. The Team Lead works closely with the testers to ensure they have the necessary resources and support to carry out their testing tasks. They also liaise with other departments, such as development and customer support, to ensure everyone is working together towards the same goals.

Software Developers

Software Developers are responsible for designing and developing the software application. They work with…

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