Management! Planning! Scrum!

Scrum is an agile way to manage a project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology; but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process.

 

In the agile Scrum world, instead of providing complete, detailed descriptions of how everything is to be done on a project, much of it is left up to the Scrum software development team. This is because the team will know best how to solve the problem they are presented.

for example, a sprint planning meeting is described in terms of the desired outcome, instead of a set of Entry criteria, Task definitions, Validation criteria, Exit criteria and so on, as would be provided in most methodologies. Scrum relies on a self-organizing, cross-functional team. The scrum team is self-organizing in that there is no overall team leader who decides which person will do which task or how a problem will be solved. Those are issues that are decided by the team as a whole and in Scrum, a team is cross-functional, meaning everyone is needed to take a feature from idea to implementation.

 Within agile development, Scrum teams are supported by two specific roles. The first is a Scrum Master, who can be thought of as a coach for the team, helping team members use the Scrum process to perform at the highest level.

The product owner (PO) is the other role, and in Scrum software development, represents the business, customers or users, and guides the team toward building the right product.

The Scrum model suggests that projects progress via a series of sprints. In keeping with an agile methodology, sprints are time boxed to no more than a month long, most commonly two weeks.

Scrum methodology advocates for a planning meeting at the start of the sprint, where team members figure out how many items they can commit to, and then create a sprint backlog – a list of the tasks to perform during the sprint.

 

Artefacts – The primary artefact in Scrum development is, of course, the product itself. The Scrum model expects the team to bring the product or system to a potentially shippable state at the end of each Scrum sprint.

The product backlog is another artefact of Scrum. This is the complete list of the functionality that remains to be added to the product. The product owner prioritizes the backlog so the team always works on the most valuable features first.

Main Roles – Even if you are new to Scrum, you may have heard of a role called the Scrum Master. The Scrum Master is the team’s coach and helps Scrum practitioners achieve their highest level of performance.

In the Scrum process, a Scrum Master differs from a traditional project manager in many ways, including that this role does not provide day-to-day direction to the team and does not assign tasks to individuals.

A good Scrum Master shelters the team from outside distractions, allowing team members to focus maniacally during the sprint on the goal they have selected.

While the Scrum Master focuses on helping the team be the best that it can be, the product owner works to direct the team to the right goal. The product owner does this by creating a compelling vision of the product and then conveying that vision to the team through the product backlog.

ThinqMagic Software adopts an Agile Project management Framework for the Project. The framework supports rapid business change requirements and provides faster deliverable by adopting a modular approach defined in this framework. We follow the Sprint Process for every Project.

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