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Scrum

Is describes a set of meetings/events/ceremonies, tools/artifacts and roles to help teams structure and manage their work.
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Zettelkasten, February 25, 2021
Reading time: 3 minutes
## Notes - It's is a lightweight [agile](/zettel/agile) framework. - It helps teams and organizations generate the highest possible value for the project. - It describes a set of meetings/events/ceremonies, tools/artifacts, and roles to help teams structure and manage their work. - Scrum Team: - Few people. - There are no sub-teams or hierarchies. - Every member must be focused on one objective at a time. - Roles: - [Product Owner (PO)](/zettel/product-owner). - [Scrum Master (SM)](/zettel/scrum-master). - Developers. - Tools or artifacts: - Product backlog: - The main list of work that needs to get done. - Maintained by the PO. - It's used as sprints input. - It's the "To Do" list. - It's constantly revisited, re-prioritized, and maintained by the PO as the product priorities and the market change. - Sprint Backlog: - Items selected from the product backlog to be executed on the current sprint. - The "Doing" list. - Increment: - The result of a sprint. - The "Done" list. - Must add value to the project. - Ceremonies or events: 1. Organize the backlog: - PO's responsibility. - Prioritize items as they know more about the business, the market, and the stakeholders' priorities. 2. Sprint planning: - The work is to be performed during the current sprint. - Is planned by the entire team. - SM leads this event. - At the end of this meeting, every team member needs to be clear about the sprint goals, what can be delivered and how the team can deliver the increment. 3. Sprint: - The period that the Scrum team works to finish the increments. - Generally two weeks. - The more unknown and complex the work, the shorter the sprint should be. - All events happen during the sprint. 4. [Daily Scrum](/zettel/daily-scrum): - Daily super-short meetings that happen at the same time and place. - The goal is for everyone on the team to be on the same page, aligned with the sprint goal. - Each member of the team answers these questions: - What did I do yesterday? - What do I plan to do today? - Are there any obstacles? 5. Sprint Review: - Happens at the end of the sprint. - The team gets together to present or inspect the increment. - The PO decides to release or not the increment. - The PO reworks the product backlog that the team will use to feed the next sprint. 6. Sprint retrospective: - The team comes together to document and discuss what worked and what didn't work in the current sprint. - The team can focus on what went well and what needs to be improved next time. ## Questions - How do you define Scrum with a few words? - Besides software development, which do other fields use Scrum? - What does the Product Owner do? And the Scrum Master? - The scrum framework defines some tools, ceremonies, and roles. List them. - Does Scrum work with a team working remotely? ## References - [ProductPlan. Scrum Agile Framework](https://www.productplan.com/glossary/scrum-agile-framework/) - [Scrum. WHAT IS SCRUM?](https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-scrum) - [Atlassian. What is Scrum?](https://www.atlassian.com/agile/scrum) ## Backlinks - [Product Owner](/zettel/product-owner) - [Agile Methodologies](/zettel/agile-methodologies) - [Scrum Master](/zettel/scrum-master) - [Daily Scrum](/zettel/daily-scrum)
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