Depending on the size of Scrum team you may have specialist roles that go beyond those of
- Product Owner
- Team Member
The alternative to multiple tasks, each requiring a single person with a single role, is to specify one task with multiple people, possibly with multiple roles. This would mean that each of these people would book time to the same task. Although this results in fewer tasks ,it's not necessarily simpler since the completion of the task is less well defined - basically the last one to finish closes the task. Experiment with what works best in your team - and let us know the outcome. We find such feedback invaluable.
In subsequent posts we'll look at: