Scrum Intro
What’s in it for me?
Prepared by Bachan Anand
Agenda
 Overview of Agile and Scrum
 Scrum: Vision and Product
 Scrum: Sprint
 What’s in it for me
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Overview of Agile and Scrum
Overview of Agile and Scrum
Agile Manifesto
 Agile is a set of values:
 Individuals and interactions over processes and
...
Overview of Agile and Scrum
Agile Principles
 Highest priority is to satisfy the customer
through early and continuous de...
Overview of Agile and Scrum
Agile Principles
 Build projects around motivated individuals
 Most efficient and effective ...
Overview of Agile and Scrum
Agile Principles …cont’d
 Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhanc...
Overview of Agile and Scrum
What is Scrum
 Scrum is an Agile framework that
supports lightweight processes that
emphasize...
Overview of Agile and Scrum
Foundations of Scrum
 Empiricism
 Detailed up-front planning and defined processes are repla...
Overview of Agile and Scrum
Core Values
 Transparency
 Everything about a project is visible to everyone
 Commitment
 ...
Scrum: Vision and Product
Scrum: Vision and Product
Vision
 A goal to aspire to
 Can be
summarized in a
short statement of
intent
 Communicate it...
Scrum: Vision and Product
Role: Product Owner
 Thought Leader and Visionary
 Drives the Product Vision (for example, wit...
Scrum: Sprint
Scrum: Sprint
Role: ScrumMaster
 Servant Leader
 Facilitates the Process
 Supports the Team
 Removes Organizational Im...
Scrum: Sprint
Role: Team
 Cross-Functional
 4-8 Members
 Self-Organizing
 Focused on meeting Commitments
16
Scrum: Sprint
Role: Relationships
17
Scrum Diagram
18Diagram from theagilemindset.com
Scrum: Sprint
Flow & Artifacts: Planning
 Sprint Planning meeting held at beginning of
each Sprint
 Duration and time-ef...
Scrum: Sprint
Flow & Artifacts: Daily Standup
 Meetings held in same location, same time,
every day
 Timeboxed at 15 min...
Scrum: Sprint
Flow & Artifacts: Taskboard
 Active visual
indicator of flow of
work
 Should be visible to
team members at...
Scrum: Sprint
Flow & Artifacts: Sprint Review
 Occurs at the end of each Sprint
 Inspect and Adapt the product (Empirici...
Scrum: Sprint
Flow & Artifacts: Retrospective
 Occurs at the end of each Sprint
 Inspect and Adapt the process (Empirici...
What is in it for me? (Customer)
 As a customer , I want to be able to
Have Opportunity to provide feedback
early
Go to...
What is in it for me? (Leadership)
 As a Leader , I want
To understand progress in terms of
real progress made on produc...
What is in it for me? ( Team Member)
 Who is a typical team member?
 As a team member, I want
A sustainable pace
Satis...
How do you learn Scrum – By Doing?
Apply few practices at a time
Understand the values and
foundations
Inspect and Adap...
How do you learn Scrum ?
Experiential Training
28
User groups /Communities
 ALN – Agile Leadership Network
 Scrum Alliance – Scrum User Groups
Online User Groups
Scrum A...
Scrum Certifications
30
Q & A
31
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 Scrum is a lightweight framework with
a simple set of rules, built on
foundations and values
 Scrum enables teams to...
Agile & Scrum Trainings in US
33
Albuquerque Charlotte Little Rock Raleigh
Atlanta Chicago Minneapolis Richmond
Austin Dal...
Thank you !
 More Resources at
 http://agile.conscires.com/suggested-reading-list-
and-resources/
Contact Info
Bachan An...
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  • Test
  • Doing Scrum mechanics without these values misses the point. These values are not unique to Scrum, but the Scrum Framework is built on top of these values.
  • Cross-Functional = Dev, QA, Bus Analyst, UI Designer, Architect
  • done in two meetings. Requirements Workshop and Design Workshop Can also have Pre-Planning (Estimation) and Product Backlog Grooming meeting If commitment is inaccurate (either under-commit or over-commit), then stories are to be added or removed. Team would then reflect in the Retrospective and accordingly adjust their upcoming commitments
  • Story Tasks (Things to Do) Work in Progress (WIP) Blocked/Impeded Done
  • Introduction to Agile & Scrum

    1. 1. Scrum Intro What’s in it for me? Prepared by Bachan Anand
    2. 2. Agenda  Overview of Agile and Scrum  Scrum: Vision and Product  Scrum: Sprint  What’s in it for me 2
    3. 3. Overview of Agile and Scrum
    4. 4. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Manifesto  Agile is a set of values:  Individuals and interactions over processes and tools  Working software (Products) over comprehensive documentation  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation  Responding to change over following a plan 4
    5. 5. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Principles  Highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software/products  Welcome changing requirements  Deliver working software (product) frequently  Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project 5
    6. 6. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Principles  Build projects around motivated individuals  Most efficient and effective method of conveying information is face-to-face conversation  Working software (product) is the primary measure of progress  Agile processes promote sustainable development (maintain a constant pace indefinitely) 6
    7. 7. Overview of Agile and Scrum Agile Principles …cont’d  Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility  Simplicity (art of maximizing amount of work not done) is essential  Best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams  At regular intervals, team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html 7
    8. 8. Overview of Agile and Scrum What is Scrum  Scrum is an Agile framework that supports lightweight processes that emphasize:  Incremental deliveries  Quality of Product  Continuous improvement  Discovery of people’s potential  Scrum is simple to understand, requires discipline in order to be successful  Scrum is not a methodology 8
    9. 9. Overview of Agile and Scrum Foundations of Scrum  Empiricism  Detailed up-front planning and defined processes are replaced by just-in-time Inspect and Adapt cycles  Self-Organization  Small teams manage their own workload and organize themselves around clear goals and constraints  Prioritization  Do the next right thing  Rhythm  Allows teams to avoid daily noise and focus on delivery  Collaboration  Leaders and customers work with the Team, rather than directing them 9
    10. 10. Overview of Agile and Scrum Core Values  Transparency  Everything about a project is visible to everyone  Commitment  Making realistic commitments  Courage  Have the courage to commit, to act, to be open and to expect respect  Focus  Focus all of your efforts and skills on doing the work that you have committed to doing  Respect  Respect and trust the different people who comprise a team 10
    11. 11. Scrum: Vision and Product
    12. 12. Scrum: Vision and Product Vision  A goal to aspire to  Can be summarized in a short statement of intent  Communicate it to the team 12
    13. 13. Scrum: Vision and Product Role: Product Owner  Thought Leader and Visionary  Drives the Product Vision (for example, with Story Mapping)  Prioritizes the Goals - User Stories  Maintains the Product Backlog with the team  Accepts the Working Product (on behalf of the customer) 13
    14. 14. Scrum: Sprint
    15. 15. Scrum: Sprint Role: ScrumMaster  Servant Leader  Facilitates the Process  Supports the Team  Removes Organizational Impediments  Socializes Scrum to Management  Enable close collaboration across all roles and functions 15
    16. 16. Scrum: Sprint Role: Team  Cross-Functional  4-8 Members  Self-Organizing  Focused on meeting Commitments 16
    17. 17. Scrum: Sprint Role: Relationships 17
    18. 18. Scrum Diagram 18Diagram from theagilemindset.com
    19. 19. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Planning  Sprint Planning meeting held at beginning of each Sprint  Duration and time-effort are fixed in any given Sprint  Goal is to have prioritized Sprint Backlog, broken down into tasks, that the Team can commit to  During planning, Team commits to scope that can be completed in the Sprint, taking into account the definition of Done 19
    20. 20. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Daily Standup  Meetings held in same location, same time, every day  Timeboxed at 15 minutes  Encourages self-organization, rhythm, and collaboration  Not a status meeting  Each Team member speaks to:  What did I accomplish in the last 24 hours  What do I plan to accomplish in the next 24 hours  Any impediments getting in the way of my work 20
    21. 21. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Taskboard  Active visual indicator of flow of work  Should be visible to team members at all times  Should be kept current  Encourages self- organization, and collaboration 21
    22. 22. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Sprint Review  Occurs at the end of each Sprint  Inspect and Adapt the product (Empiricism)  The team meets with the Product Owner (and Stakeholders) to demonstrate the working software from the Sprint  This is a hands-on software demo (not a PowerPoint) that usually requires some prep beforehand 22
    23. 23. Scrum: Sprint Flow & Artifacts: Retrospective  Occurs at the end of each Sprint  Inspect and Adapt the process (Empiricism)  Team and ScrumMaster meet to reflect on what went well and what can be improved  Tone of the meeting is that everyone did their best and now look to how can we improve  Retrospectives must conclude with team commitments to action 23
    24. 24. What is in it for me? (Customer)  As a customer , I want to be able to Have Opportunity to provide feedback early Go to market faster with Quality Faster return on investment 24
    25. 25. What is in it for me? (Leadership)  As a Leader , I want To understand progress in terms of real progress made on product . Better engaged & accountable team  25
    26. 26. What is in it for me? ( Team Member)  Who is a typical team member?  As a team member, I want A sustainable pace Satisfaction of quality product delivered Clear Priority and less interruption during development 26
    27. 27. How do you learn Scrum – By Doing? Apply few practices at a time Understand the values and foundations Inspect and Adapt Experience the Joy of Doing Scrum 27
    28. 28. How do you learn Scrum ? Experiential Training 28
    29. 29. User groups /Communities  ALN – Agile Leadership Network  Scrum Alliance – Scrum User Groups Online User Groups Scrum Alliance 29
    30. 30. Scrum Certifications 30
    31. 31. Q & A 31
    32. 32. 32  Scrum is a lightweight framework with a simple set of rules, built on foundations and values  Scrum enables teams to discover their true potential and deliver quality software that adds business value
    33. 33. Agile & Scrum Trainings in US 33 Albuquerque Charlotte Little Rock Raleigh Atlanta Chicago Minneapolis Richmond Austin Dallas Los Angeles San Diego Baltimore Denver New York San Francisco / San Jo Bentonville Hartford Oklahoma Seattle Boston Houston Orlando St. Louis Boulder Irvine Philadelphia Tampa Charleston Las Vegas Phoenix Washington D.C.
    34. 34. Thank you !  More Resources at  http://agile.conscires.com/suggested-reading-list- and-resources/ Contact Info Bachan Anand Bachan.anand@conscires.com +91-9972992288 (India), +1-949-981-0998 (US) http://www.linkedin.com/in/bachan 34
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