History of Software Development
What is a Scrum team
What is a sprint
Putting all together
Brief History on SW
Initial software development process : Waterfall
Waterfall model : Requirement-gathering, design ,
coding and testing .
Completed each step before moving to the next step ,
and all steps must be completed before delivering any
value to the customer .
The iterative method: embrace change , opportunity of
growth , rather of obstacle .
Interdependent process and deliver business value .
The Agile Manifesto–a
statement of values
Process and tools
Following a plan
Working software over
What is Scrum
Team based framework to develop complex systems
and products .
Work management and team dynamics that can be
used in non software projects .
Consists of backlog grooming ,story time for user
stories based on features, sprint planning , daily
scrum , sprint review and sprint retrospective.
Scrum or agile : the same two terms
Who is in Scrum Team ?
“Talent win games but teamwork and intelligence wins
championships “- Michael Jordan
Product owner :responsible/keeper of the vision of the product ,
liaison between the business team and developer team , also
control the priority of items in the backlog.
scrum Master : coach , guiding team to higher performance,
facilitator and scrum expert , but not the boss. Helps team member
Team member: self-organizing and collaborative , do the
implementation work , testing and deliver products.
Being in a Scrum Team is not about getting your job done , it
is about getting the job done .
Cumulative desired deliverables for the product
includes features, bug fixes, documentation changes
etc. referred to backlog items or user story.
The Product owner owns the product backlog and
during backlog grooming , each story is given a story
points based on the priority and value .
Each user story is broken down into tasks, that can be
added to the sprint backlog .
What is Sprint
Sprint cycle is the foundation of Scrum , the iterative
approach of getting thing done .
At the end of the sprint , team should be able to
demonstrate a working software or product .
One to four weeks is the maximum length for a sprint.
Sprint planning meeting: beginning of the sprint . Team
commit to a set of deliverables then define tasks that must
be completed in order to deliver on the agreed upon user
stories .1 or 2 hours per week for time box.
Standup or daily scrum meeting
Daily : every day at the same time
Small: only members of the development team participate,
as comfortably as possible to stand around
Brief: no more than 15 min, not about solving major issues .
Pointed : Each participant shares: what accomplish since
the last daily scrum, what I expect to accomplish , what
obstacles or blockers are slowing me down .
At end of the sprint , team get a chance to showcase a
working software , in a demo to stakeholders.
Time box : half to one hour for every week of sprint.
Take note on stakeholders reaction and suggestion on
the product to improve up .
Sprint retrospective: only for members of the team ,
team focus on what was learned and what to improve
Putting it all together
Image available at
The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sum and Hillary Louis
Johnson from Scrum Alliance