Agile is an alternative to traditional
The Agile approach allows for flexibility in a fluctuating
environment by always embracing change. Teams work
in incremental stages, called sprints, to better
accommodate predictable and unpredictable
occurrences in a project, specifically that of software
Agile is all about adapting.
The Agile methodology acknowledges that problems
arise or changes must occur in any given situation. By
allowing teams to work in sprints, this ensures that
products are finished on time with little to no mistakes.
Scrum is a collaborative approach.
Scrum utilizes fixed-length iterations. By doing this,
projects are completed in a timely and effective
manner. 90% of companies that use Agile methods take
the Scrum approach. Milestones are created to help
structure sprints and keep the project rolling. It
improves teamwork and communication to get the
project done faster and will less chance for failure.
The product owner
understands the product
value. She manages the
backlog, adjusts project
priorities, and makes the
final call on product
The Scrum master is the
ultimate coach. She is the
leader, troubleshooter, and,
well, master of the team. She
resolves any conflicts and
adapts agile principles to the
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The scrum team is made up
of 5-7 diverse skill sets;
however, each member is
cross-trained. They are a
pack that shares everything
Scrum roles are crucial to a successful sprint.
Scrum is a lightweight process
Backlogs & planning
Sprint review & retrospective
Both the product & sprint backlogs
are crucial to planning.
The product owner creates the product backlog by
building a product 'wish list.' The team then takes that
list and prioritizes necessities into the sprint backlog.
All of this takes place during the sprint planning period.
The Agile method focuses hard on individuals and
interactions more so than a process. Having daily Scrum
(stand up) meetings helps teams stay on track and work
better together by going over yesterday's completed work
and today's new tasks. Post-iteration (sprint) meetings
also allow for teams to determine what changes to make
for the next sprint.
increase in completion time
on projects using Agile vs
64% Hold daily stand up meetings.
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THE WAVES, BUT
YOU CAN LEARN
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