Rituals of Scrum


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An overview of the rituals or ceremonies in Scrum that helps the agile teams to manage their activities. The slide says how these rituals act as the indispensable glue that keeps the team working in concert to deliver the right product for the environment, without the overwhelming process and procedure that can strangle the creativity out of a project effort.

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Rituals of Scrum

  1. 1. Rituals of Scrum<br />Erin Beierwaltes <br />
  2. 2. Conscires Agile Practices <br />Who we are ::<br /><ul><li>Enabler of Agile & Scrum adoption for your organization
  3. 3. Agile Adoption Assessment, Training & Coaching</li></ul>What we do ::<br /><ul><li>Agile & Scrum Coaching – http://agile.conscires.com/services/
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  5. 5. Irvine,CA
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  8. 8. San Diego,CA</li></li></ul><li>Erin Beierwaltes<br />Certified Project Management Professional<br />Certified Scrum Master<br />Internal Agile Transition Coach at InfoPrint Solutions (past)<br />ScrumMaster at RightNowTechologies<br />Guest Lecturer on Agile Development for CU<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  9. 9. How do we keep Scrum going?<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  10. 10. Scrum Framework<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  11. 11. Rituals<br />Daily Scrum Meeting<br />Sprint Planning<br />Sprint Review<br />Sprint Retrospective<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  12. 12. Daily Scrum Basics<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  13. 13. Daily Scrum<br />Daily<br />15 minutes<br />Stand-up<br />Everyone is invited (this means the whole world)<br />Helps avoid other unnecessary meetings<br />Not a status meeting for ScrumMaster<br />Not for problem solving<br />Those not in scrum “roles” should not speak (have a working agreement)<br />What it is<br />What it is NOT<br />
  14. 14. How is your Daily Scrum going?<br />Are the engineers talking directly to you?<br />Do conversations get into detail?<br />Do team members ever ask for help?<br />Are you looking at the story status?<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  15. 15. Sprint Review Basics<br />Team demonstrates working software<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  16. 16. Sprint Review<br />Team presents what it accomplished during the sprint (based on the agreed definition of “done”)<br />Demo of working, live software<br />One demo stories that are “DONE”<br />NO SLIDES<br />Entire team participates<br />Invite the World<br />Final acceptance of stories (velocity)<br />Review backlog and add/modify stories<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  17. 17. How is your Sprint Review going?<br />How is your definition of “done”?<br />Who’s attending?<br />Who’s demo-ing every week?<br />Are you leaving acceptance to this meeting?<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  18. 18. Sprint Retrospective Basics<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  19. 19. Sprint Retrospective<br />Review what is and what is not working with the scrum implementation<br />Retro after EVERY sprint<br />Whole team participation <br />Time-boxed<br />Create action items<br />Formatted and Facilitated (Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen)<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  20. 20. How is your Retrospectivegoing?<br />Do you have a clear agenda with timeboxes?<br />Do you end with action items?<br />Is everyone engaged and giving ideas?<br />How often does the team follow through on the action items?<br />http://agile.conscires.com/2011/03/10/agile-retrospectives-hey-scrummaster-wheres-your-agenda/<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  21. 21. Sprint Planning Basics<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  22. 22. Select a Sprint Goal/Theme<br />Product Owner presents User Story<br />Team accepts or declines story after discussion with Product Owner (NOT a design session)<br />Team creates tasks in hours<br />Product Owner continues to present stories in priority order team capacity is reached<br />Team makes final sprint commitment (Fist of Five)<br />Sprint Planning<br />Product Backlog<br />Team Capacity<br />Sprint Goal<br />Current Product <br />(tech debt)<br />Sprint Backlog<br />Velocity<br />Sprint Commitment<br />Retrospective Action Items<br />
  23. 23. How is your Sprint Planning going?<br />Are stories ready for consumption?<br />Are you over-committing?<br />Is the whole team engaged?<br />Did you remember to include technical debt and retrospective action items?<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  24. 24. Thanks!<br />coachatplay@gmail.com<br />#coachatplay<br />Erin Beierwaltes <br />
  25. 25. Upcoming Webinars<br />April 12th Running a Retrospective<br />April 30th Transitioning to Scrum<br />Register at:<br />http://agile.conscires.com/event-calendar/<br />Erin Beierwaltes http://agile.conscires.com<br />
  26. 26. Upcoming Training in Denver,CO<br /><ul><li>“What is Scrum?” by Erin Beierwaltes
  27. 27. May 14th 2011
  28. 28. 20% discount with code Webinar</li></ul>Contact<br /><ul><li>Bachan Anand
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  31. 31. P : 949-232-8900</li>