Sprint Backlog – Scrum Artifacts (and II) – Introduction to Scrum

Do you remember the “ready” or “actionable” items of the Product Backlog that we saw on wednesday? The Sprint Backlog is formed with the “ready” Product Backlog’s items that are selected for the Sprint by the Development Team in the Sprint Planning Meeting plus the plan to deliver an Increment and achieve the Sprint Goal. This […]

Product Backlog – Scrum Artifacts (I) – Introduction to Scrum

The Scrum Artifacts are documents that represent work or value to provide transparency and opportunities for inspection and adaptation. Today we will pay attention to the Product Backlog and the next day we will finish our Scrum’s introduction series with the Sprint Backlog. The Product Backlog is an ordered item list, in which each item […]

Scrum Events (and V) Sprint Retrospective – Introduction to Scrum

Today we will finish our overview to the Scrum Events with the Sprint Retrospective. This 3 hours proportional time-boxed event is focused on the Scrum Team’s improvement. The purpose is to inspect the Scrum Team itself and create an improvements plan for the next Sprint. How can we do it? First, we have to inspect […]

Scrum Events (IV) Sprint Review – Introduction to Scrum

The Sprint review is done at the end of the Sprint which the goal of inspecting the increment and adapt the Product Backlog. It is time-boxed to 4 proportional hours. It is an informal meeting to get feedback and increase collaboration, done between the Scrum Team and the Stakeholders, to review what was done in […]

Video: Agile Product Ownership

Today you will not find to much text. On friday I discovered this video of Henrik Kniberg in Javier Garzas’ blog. I wanted to share it with you because I think it supports perfectly the Scrum Introduction series I am writing at the moment. I hope you enjoy it. More about Henrik here.

Scrum Events (III) Daily Scrum – Introduction to Scrum

Today we are going to see the Daily Scrum. This is the only Scrum Event which duration is not proportional, that means that it is always time-boxed to 15 minutes independently of how long does the Sprint last. It is important to say that it must be always held at the same time to create […]

Scrum Events (II) The Sprint Planning Meeting – Introduction to Scrum

The Sprint Planning Meeting is the initial event in which all the Scrum Team takes part. It is usually time-boxed to 8 hours for a Sprint event that lasts a month. This duration is proportional to the Sprint’s one. If the Sprint is planned for half month, the Sprint Planning Meeting will have a time-box […]

Introduction to Scrum – Scrum Events (I) The Sprint

The Scrum events are used to create regularity and prevent meetings not planned in Scrum. As I read in an article of Martin Fowler, how can we control an unpredictable process? With iterations, each iteration in Scrum will be called Sprint. A Sprint has a time-box of a month. This means that it can last […]

Introduction to Scrum – The Scrum Team (and II) Scrum Master

Hi all, I hope you enjoyed the weekend! Today we will end our Scrum Team overview presenting the role of the Scrum Master. There is only one Scrum Master per Scrum Team. The Scrum Master is a managing position responsible of ensuring that Scrum is understood and enacted, they achieve it ensuring that the Scrum […]

Introduction to Scrum – The Scrum Team (I) Product Owner and Development Team

This friday we are going to start with the Scrum Team. The roles in a Scrum Team are: One Product Owner, a Development Team and one Scrum Master This model is designed to optimize functionality, creativity and productivity, therefore Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing, because nobody outside the team can make decisions on it, […]