Scrum Basics

Scrum Basics

  • Small cross-functional teams (7 people +/- 2)
  • Series of Sprints (iterations), 2-4 weeks in duration
  • Each Sprint produces a working increment of software
  • To start a Sprint, the team selects & commits to stories from the Product Backlog in priority order
  • To close a Sprint, we demo/evaluate progress
  • Between Sprints, the Product Owner can modify & reprioritize the Product Backlog

One Reply to “Scrum Basics”

  1. Chris, I think you’re getting it. A few additional basics I recommend are:

    [1] Use Information Radiators: kanban, burndown chart,…
    [2] Hold a daily Scrum (meeting) to communicate what happened yesterday, what will happen today, and identify any current impediments.

    I understand you want to keep this to the basics. But, I’m really big on communications. A kanban will allow you to passively communicate the current state of the project to everyone who sees it. The daily Scrum (meeting) provides direct communications between teammates.

    Communicate, communicate, communicate.

    Regards,
    Derek

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