Category Archives: Scrum Intro

The Impediment List

The most important thing a ScrumMaster does is remove impediments. This is easy to say, since anything that needs to be fixed or changed we define as an impediment. It might be said that the first impediment is that we have not introduced Scrum yet, for example. What is an Impediment? So, just about anything […]

Working Product and the DOD

This is one in a series on Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Now we come to the Working Product. The big phrase is “potentially shippable product increment.” What it means is first this: At the end of a Sprint, we expect every story that the team committed to in the Sprint Planning Meeting is […]

The Release Burndown Chart

This is one in a series on Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Now we come to the release burndown chart. What is the idea? The first idea is that we want to hit the date. But let’s agree that things can be a bit more complex. Side notes: There are many different kinds of […]

The Sprint Burndown Chart

This is one in a series on Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Now we come to the Burn Down charts. You could start with either one, but let’s start with the Sprint Burndown chart. We might first note that the Scrum Guide does not talk about a (Sprint) Burndown chart.  There is a […]

The Sprint Backlog

This is one in a series on Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. This artifact is different than many suppose. It is the list of stories and the list of tasks for those stories, that the Team thinks they can get done in a Sprint. (In my mind, the normal sprint should be 2 […]

The Product Backlog

This is one in a series on Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Intro The Product Backlog is usually the first mentioned of the artifacts. In some sense, Scrum starts with the Product Backlog, or at least the first Sprint cannot start without a Product Backlog. The Product Backlog is a list of all […]

The Artifacts

Note: This is one in a continuing series of posts re Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Now we turn to the artifacts in Scrum. First we have to be clear: There can be many many artifacts for a team depending on the work and how you define artifact. So, the main artifacts we […]

The Retrospective

Note: This post is one of a continuing series re Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Basics We usually think of the Retrospective as the last meeting of the Sprint. But what is the difference between the Sprint Review and the Retrospective? The Sprint Review is about the product. The Retrospective is about the process, […]

The Sprint Review

Note: This is one in a continuing series of posts re Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. The Sprint Review (meeting) happens almost at the end of the Sprint. Basics We gather the team (the whole team, including of course the SM and the PO) and meet with the Business Stakeholders (BSHs). We want […]

The Daily Scrum

Note: This is one in a continuing series of posts re Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Scrum has a daily team meeting that we call the Daily Scrum or the Daily Standup. The maximum timebox is 15 minutes. If the team is seven people, the minimum timebox is seven minutes. The whole team […]