What is Agile Scrum? Scrum overview for Agile software development. Here we discuss in detail how agile scrum helps your organisation and the main components of scrum.
Agile Scrum is a framework in which people can address complex problems with an adaptive approach. Therefore, this is achieved while creating productive and creative products of the highest possible value.
Scrum is a framework within which one can design and implement various processes and techniques to manage complex projects. Hence, scrum makes clear the intended result of your product management and work techniques. So that you can continuously improve the product, the team and work environment.
Thus, each component serves its own purpose for scrum’s success and right usage.
Scrum framework manages and designes products, and it is used worldwide for:
Scrum develops software, hardware, autonomous vehicles, schools, government, marketing, operations. Also, almost everything we use in our daily lives as either an individual or as a society.
Since technology, market and other complexities and their interaction have rapidly increased, scrum has overcome them all and become the prior choice of many organizations.
Scrum is laying on an empirical process control foundation. Therefore, the knowledge comes from experience, and making decisions based on the knowledge. The reason is the scrum is incremental and iterative to optimize predictability and control risk.
Transparency is common standards and shared with observers. So that observers can share a common understanding of what can be seen.
Scrum team / users must continuously inspect scrum artifacts and progress towards sprint goal to identify undesirable variances. However, do not conduct inspection frequently that it becomes a way of working. Skilled inspectors performs it diligently.
If the observer realizes that one or more aspects of the process go outside acceptable limits. That may turn into product will be unacceptable, the process must be adjusted accordingly.
Scrum team consists of a product owner, the development team, and Scrum Master. The scrum team is self-organizing and cross functional. Self-Organized team chooses how best to accomplish the work, rather than being instructed by an outsider (one who is not a part of team) while cross functional team is having competencies required to complete the work without being dependent upon an outsider. However, the design of team structure in scrum optimizes flexibility, creativity and productivity.
Development team size should be small enough to quick execute work within the sprint, and large enough to finish significant work within the sprint. Product Owner & Scrum Master are not part of development team unless they are executing sprint items by themselves.
Scrum framework consists of 4 events which are time-boxed (Time bound), such that every event has a maximum duration. Once a sprint beings its duration becomes fixed and neither can be shortened or extended under any circumstances.
Sprint is the heart of Scrum and the entire process and teams revolve around sprints. Each sprint has a month or less duration within which a “Done”, usable or potentially releasable product increment is created. Each sprint is considered as a project with no more than a month time duration.
The Sprint planning is a roadmap of executing sprints within the time-box. It is the collective effort of the entire scrum team. The time-box to a minimum of 8 hours for a one-month sprint.
For 15 minutes conduct Daily scrum meeting. In this meeting, the development team will plan the work for the next 24 hours. This will optimize team collaboration and performance, by inspecting the work from the last scrum meeting and forecasting upcoming sprint work. The Daily Scrum meeting happens same time and same place reduce complexity.
Sprint retrospective is an opportunity for the scrum team to inspect itself. Then to create a plan for improvements for implementing during the next sprint.
Scrum’s artifacts represent work or value to provide transparency and opportunities for inspection and adaptation.
The Product Backlog is an ordered list of everything that is known to be needed in the product. It is the single source of requirements for any changes to be made to the product. The Product Owner is responsible for the Product Backlog, including its content, availability, and ordering.
The Sprint Backlog is the set of Product Backlog items for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increment and realizing the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Backlog is a forecast by the Development Team about what functionality will be in the next Increment and the work needed to deliver that functionality into a “Done” Increment.
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It helps teams work together by providing them with a framework. Often described as an agile project management approach, scrum describes a number of meetings, tools, and roles that team members use to structure and manage their work.
Development Team members are the only ones permitted to attend daily scrums. In order for it to be done correctly, they must do the work. As long as it is useful to the Development Team, the Scrum Master, the Product Owner, and any other stakeholder may attend as listeners.
The next step is to establish whether Scrum is the most appropriate Agile methodology for your project, assuming an Agile approach is right for you. Projects using Scrum are typically those that lack clear requirements, are likely to experience change, and/or require frequent testing.
Development team members attend daily scrums. Therefore, It is not mandatory for the Scrum Master to attend.