BamBam! Teamwork Academy: Scrum

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BamBam! Teamwork Academy is a new series by 84kids focusing on online collaboration, project management and Agile approach to software development.

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BamBam! Teamwork Academy: Scrum

  1. 1. # Scrum
  2. 2.  Scrum is an Agile software development framework based on increment and iteration  The key principle of Scrum is recognition that customers can change their mind about what they need during the process of building software  Scrum focuses on adoption and quick response to changes  The word Scrum comes from rugby football lingo and refers to the manner of restarting the game after a minor infraction What is Scrum? # Scrum
  3. 3.  What is more important for you: individuals and interactions or processes and tools?  Do you spend more time making your product usable or making documentation how to use it?  Would you rather collaborate with your clients or negotiate hard?  Are you able to respond to changes on-the-fly or do you stick to the plan no matter what? # Scrum Will Scrum work for my company?
  4. 4. If you chose at least one answer in bold then Scrum is definitely worth giving a shot # Scrum
  5. 5. Three core roles in Scrum  Scrum Master – ensures that Scrum proceeds with no impediments and the team achieves product goals and deliverables  Product Owner – represents the client and builds the roadmap for the product in form of a prioritised backlog  Development Team – responsible for delivering the actual product in form of potentially shippable increments. Scrum teams are usually small (up to 10 people) with members of cross-functional skills # Scrum
  6. 6. Scrum sprint chart # Scrum
  7. 7.  Daily Scrum – a timeboxed meeting where all members of the development team report on the progress of their work and indicate impediments  Sprint retrospective meeting – at the end of each cycle the team gathers to reflect what went well in the sprint and what can be improved  Sprint review meeting – stakeholders are presented completed work in form of a demo. Incomplete work and possible changes are discussed Events in Scrum # Scrum
  8. 8. Scrum burndown chart # Scrum
  9. 9.  Poor or lack of communication  No retrospective meetings  Badly constructed teams (no complementation)  No customer participation  Poor planning # Scrum Common mistakes of new Scrum teams
  10. 10.  Use abstract estimation points (like colors or shapes) to represent the size of new work  Don’t use deadlines until you and your team know how quickly a task can be completed  Engage your team in planning iterations and respect the value of their insights  Give your team a prioritized list of requests (backlog) rather than a set of directives  Always foster an environment of trust in your company # Scrum How to make your team commissioned
  11. 11. Yes, let’s do this! Ready to apply Scrum in practice?

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