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AgileCeremonies

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AgileCeremonies

  1. 1. Agile Ceremonies
  2. 2. Agile - Ceremonies cer·e·mo·ny serəˌmōnē noun 1. a formal religious or public occasion, typically one celebrating a particular event or anniversary. "the winners were presented with their prizes at a special ceremony" 2. the ritual observances and procedures performed at grand and formal occasions. Charter : Confidential 2
  3. 3. Agile - Ceremonies Backlog Refining (a.k.a. Grooming) • Weekly for a couple hours • Improve the description of the work • Estimate the size of the work • Gives the team a chance to ask questions and propose ideas • Give time for the Product Owner to find answers Why Refine? • Creates a common understanding of the work • The better the backlog, the more accurate the road map Charter : Confidential 3
  4. 4. Agile - Ceremonies Sprint Planning • Start with an empty Iteration • Move the top backlog item into the sprint • Add Tasks with estimated hours (first time hours are used) • If not full, goto step 2 Why Plan? • The team is pulling work; work isn’t being pushed into the team. Creates a sense of commitment • Product Owner knows what will be delivered during this Iteration Charter : Confidential 4
  5. 5. Agile - Ceremonies Stand Up Each team member take a turn discussing: • what they did yesterday • what they will do today • roadblocks After party - discussions can happen but attendance isn’t required Why Stand Up? • Keeps the team in sync (e.g. QA learns when they will be able to test a feature) • NOT a status report for the Scrum Master or Product Owner • Keeps the Product Owner and any other interested people informed Charter : Confidential 5
  6. 6. Agile - Ceremonies Demo • Informal show and tell by the team of what was accomplished • Anyone can ask questions Why Demo? • Not an acceptance by the Product Owner • Good time for Product Owner and others to talk, discuss future direction, bounce ideas around and generally get excited about the changes • The team gets an understanding of their efforts value, good time to be proud of work done Charter : Confidential 6
  7. 7. Agile - Ceremonies Retrospective (a.k.a Retro) • There is no set format for how this meeting should be ‘run’ • Scrum Masters shake it up so it doesn’t get boring • Only team members are allowed • The goal is to come up with a list of… • Things we did well • Things we didn’t do so well • Things we are going to change in the next Iteration Why Retrospective? • Continuous improvement – this is how the team gets better • Give the team some time to decompress from the last Iteration • Blowing off steam is expected but shouldn’t get out of hand Charter : Confidential 7

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