Scrum is a framework, agile in nature, for developing, delivering and sustaining complex adaptive business problems, while efficiently and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. This framework can be elongated to any field from research, marketing and much more. However, this was primarily developed to assist with management of software development and advanced technologies.
It is more of a framework wherein processes and methodologies can be set up rather than building of products. This framework clearly highlights the effectiveness of a business’s product management & development practices and flags a need for improvement.
Key points about Scrum:
- The Scrum framework consists of “Scrum Teams”. Along with associated roles, events, artifacts, and rules.
- Each defined role within the framework has a precise agenda and its implementation is absolutely critical to Scrum’s success and usage.
- The rules of Scrum hold the events, roles, and artifacts together while supervising the relationships and interaction between them.
- Listed events are used to create regularity. All events have a deadline.
- FYI – there is a widely believed misconception that Scrum = no documentation, scrum team consists of only developers, and so on. But this is not entirely true!
In Scrum what is Sprint?
Sprint is the most vital aspect of scrum framework. It’s a timeline of two weeks or one month during which a feasibly deliverable product progress is created.
It is a simultaneous process wherein a new Sprint starts immediately after the closure of the previous one.
Sprints consist of:
- Sprint planning – The work to be performed in the Sprint is planned cohesively by the Scrum Team.
- Daily Scrum – 15-minute meeting for the Scrum Team to align the activities and create a plan for that day.
- The development work – Actions of the Sprint plans are performed
- A Sprint Review – An end of day meeting, to inspect the progress and make the needed changes to the Product Backlog.
- The Sprint Retrospective – Occurs after the Sprint Review and before the next Sprint Planning. Here, the Scrum Team reflects on itself and creates an improved plan for the following Sprint.
To sum it up, Scrum is a process framework that outlines certain rules, events, and roles to bring a cyclical workflow. It is flexible & dynamic and can be adapted by any organization, based on their needs, keeping in mind that the basic scrum rules are not compromised in order to get efficient results out of it.
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