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What is Scrum?

Scrum is an Agile framework for developing innovative products and services, for organizing and managing work. Scrum begins when some stakeholders need a product. The Scrum framework is based on a set of values, principles, and practices that provide the foundation to which your organization will add its unique implementation of relevant engineering practices and your specific approaches for realizing the Scrum practices. 311 more words


Scrumdamentals 101: Sprint Backlog

    The Sprint Backlog holds the committed items to be completed by the Developers during the current Sprint.  These committed items are removed from the Product Owner’s… 237 more words


Main Differences Between Agile Scrum And XP Framework

Differences Between Agile Scrum And XP Framework

Of all Agile frameworks, scrum is the most popular one. Scrum framework is highly recommended for developing IT projects and it is so widely recommended for it that it is often confused with Extreme Programming or “XP” Agile framework, which is synonymous with software development. 696 more words


Scrum Product Owner Role And Sprint Planning Meeting Agenda

In many ways, in a Scrum project, the sprint planning meeting agenda plays a very significant part in determining the success of delivering shippable product increments through the sprint iterative cycles. 487 more words

Product Backlog

Should I use hours to estimate my tasks in Scrum?

My new recommended “starter” “complementary practice” for new Scrum teams is to simply create tasks and use the “number of tasks remaining” for a burndown.  (I also usually recommend that they try to make it such that the vast majority of their tasks are roughly 1 day or less) I encourage them more to focus on PRI (potentially releasable increments), Sprint Goals, and achieving a moderately consistent level of skill at meeting their Sprint forecasts (used to be called “Sprint commitment,” it’s been re-named in the Scrum Guide).  276 more words


Velocity vs. Estimates

One of the frequent slips I see Scrum teams make is adjusting velocity when they should be amending an estimate, or vice versa.

My general advice is this: 377 more words

Can the Product Backlog items chosen for the Sprint Backlog be changed during the development?

I got an e-mail with questions about Scrum from a colleague preparing for his  Scrum Master exam at scrum.org . His e-mail was extremely interesting so I am quoting it in full along with my answer. 724 more words