What is Scrum?

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Introduction

Scrum was developed by Sutherland and Schwaber in the early 1990s. It’s is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organisations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.

The Scrum framework is purposefully incomplete, only defining the parts required to implement empiricism. It’s not designed to be modified or customised, but to be built on top of to help adapt it to your team’s context, their work, and their goals.

Various processes, techniques and methods can be employed within the framework. Scrum makes visible the relative efficacy of current management, environment, and work techniques, so that improvements can be made.

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The Five Scrum Events

Scrum combines four formal events for inspection and adaptation within a containing event, the Sprint. These events work because they implement the empirical Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation.

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Sprint Planning

Sprint Planning initiates the Sprint by laying out the work to be performed for the Sprint. This resulting plan is created by the collaborative work of the entire Scrum Team.

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Daily Scrum

The purpose of the Daily Scrum is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary, adjusting the upcoming planned work.

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Sprint Review

The purpose of the Sprint Review is to inspect the outcome of the Sprint, and the current environment, collaboratively with stakeholders and determine future adaptations.

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Retrospective

The purpose of the Sprint Review is to inspect the outcome of the Sprint, and the current environment, collaboratively with stakeholders and determine future adaptations.

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The Sprint

The Sprint is a container for all other events and is used to deliver value. They are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

Facilitation Guides

Sprint Planning – Why

How does a Product Owner facilitate discussion on the value needed from the upcoming Sprint?

Daily Scrum

Inspecting progress toward the Sprint Goal empowers a team to adapt its Sprint Backlog

Sprint Review

Go beyond a demo and inspect the increment to get feedback on the direction for...

Retrospective

Inspect the team - people, process and tools - and decide on improvement actions

Scrum's 3 Roles

Scrum Master

Scrum Masters are responsible for the effectiveness of agile.

Developer

Developers are the people in the Scrum Team that are committed to creating any aspect...

Scrum's 3 Artefacts

Sprint Backlog

The Sprint Backlog is a plan by and for the Developers. It is a highly...

Product Backlog

The Product Backlog is the single source of any work undertaken by the team. It...

The Increment

How do you create an Increment of work in Scrum? What has it got to...

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