Scrum Methodology - What is Scrum

Scrum Methodology – What is Scrum?

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Scrum is part of the Agile movement. Agile is a response to the failure of the dominant software development project management paradigms (including waterfall) and borrows many principles from lean manufacturing. Scrum was first defined as “a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal” as opposed to a “traditional,…

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Product Backlog

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Items added to a backlog are commonly written in story format. The Product Backlog is what will be delivered, ordered into the sequence in which it should be delivered. It is visible to everyone but may only be changed with the consent of the Product Owner, who is ultimately responsible for ordering Product Backlog Items for the Development Team to…

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What does a Scrum Master do all day?

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As you consider a career as a Scrum Master you may be asking yourself what a typical ScrumMaster does all day. In general a Scrum Master helps Facilitating the daily standup Helping the team maintain their burndown chart Setting up retrospectives, sprint reviews or sprint planning sessions Shielding the team from interruptions during the sprint Removing obstacles that affect the…

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What is a scrum master

The ScrumMaster Role – What is a scrum master?

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Scrum is facilitated by a scrum master, who is accountable for removing impediments to the ability of the team to deliver the product goals and deliverables. The scrum master is not a traditional team lead or project manager, but acts as a buffer between the team and any distracting influences. The scrum master ensures that the scrum process is used…

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Scrum Roles

Scrum Roles

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A scrum team has a slightly different composition than a traditional waterfall project, with three specific roles: product owner, scrum master, and the development team. Product Owner The product owner is responsible for what goes into the product backlog and prioritizes it. The product owner also represents a project’s key stakeholders and makes sure that group’s interests are at the…

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