Notes on SCRUM

I was watching a video on YouTube on SCRUM, and made a few notes. Thought I’d post them here for reflection/discussion

SCRUM

-Made for small teams

-Helps develop consensus

-Allows a flexible schedule and flexible deliveries

-Frequent reviews

-Easy

Book recommended:(Agile Project Management Using SCRUM)

Sprint – a block of time for hitting a deliverable

Phases:

-Sprint Planning

-Requirements and Specifications

-Architecture

-Artifacts

-Work Items

-Sprint Execution

-Bug/Feature Database

-Sprint Review

-What went wrong

Next Sprint acts on previous work

Sprint Meeting:

-Meet Everyday

-Standing Meeting

-SCRUMMaster asks 3 questions:

-What did you do yesterday?

-What are you going to do today?

– Do you have any problems? (SCRUM Masters says how he is going to fix it)

How to make Scrum work?

-Good people and common sense

-DO NOT EXTEND THE SPRINT PERIOD

Tips:

Management:

50% for managing yourself

25% for managing your boss

25% for managing everyone else

(Dee Hock – Founder of VISA)

Distribute decision making.

You have (hopefully) smart people. Listen to them.

Rhythm:

People have their

good and bad day

OR

fast or slow week

Earn Respect

Be Reliable

You will make mistakes. Apologise.

PM - Different perspective

– You are the hero of the team once you earn their respect – You don’t and you are the villian

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