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An introduction to

SCRUM

Agile Project Management

Mark Crowther – Empirical Pragmatic Tester

mark@cyreath.co.uk

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About this slide pack.

This slide pack provides a brief overview of the SCRUM Agile Project Management Methodology.

Contact Mark Crowther to learn how Testing within a SCRUM driven project can be effectively achieved and how it can be utilised to help make your Agile projects more successful.

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An introduction to SCRUM

  • SCRUM is an
  • Agile Project Management Methodology
  • Characteristics of an ‘Agile’ methodology are:
    • ADAPTIVE, not PREDICTIVE
    • LIGHTWEIGHT, not HEAVYWEIGHT
    • DESCRIPTIVE, not PRESCRIPTIVE
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An introduction to SCRUM

  • SCRUM has the following ELEMENTS:
  • A project team called a SCRUM Team
  • A Product Backlogof all known Requirements
  • A Sprint Backlogof requirements being worked on
  • A period of work referred to as a Sprint
  • Daily Stand-up Meetingswith the SCRUM Team
  • A Burndown Chartto track progress of the Sprint
  • An Incremental Delivery at the end of each sprint
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An introduction to SCRUM

A Model of SCRUM

Burndown Chart

Daily

SCRUM

Product Backlog

Sprint

Incremental Delivery

Sprint Backlog

2 - 4 Weeks

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An introduction to SCRUM

The SCRUM Team

  • Is all the people who will COMMITTED to the delivery of the backlogs
  • One role is ‘SCRUM Master’ who is in practice the PM
  • Is staffed by PMs, BAs, Developers, Testers, Support – i.e. ALL the typical project staff
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An introduction to SCRUM

Product Backlog

  • Contains all the currently known requirements for a product
  • Is managed by the Product Owner and can change as needed
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An introduction to SCRUM

Sprint Backlog

  • Contains the set of prioritised Product Backlog items that are currently being worked on
  • Are not to be changed during the Sprint
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An introduction to SCRUM

Sprint

  • Is a fixed period of development and testing
  • Results in an incremental delivery of usable product
  • Usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks
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An introduction to SCRUM

Daily SCRUM Meeting

  • Brief ‘Stand-up’ meeting each morning with SCRUM Team only
  • What value did you add yesterday?
  • What value will you add today?
  • What will stop you making progress?
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An introduction to SCRUM

Burndown Chart

  • Charts delivery of the Sprint Backlog against Sprint Duration.
  • Simple, at-a-glance view of progress showing velocity and traction
  • Easy to keep updated
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An introduction to SCRUM

Incremental Delivery

  • Output of the Sprint
  • Working functionality that can be deployed
  • Delivered every 2 to 4 weeks, tested and working
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An introduction to SCRUM

What SCRUM isn’t

  • It isn’t a Development Methodology, SCRUM doesn’t say how to write or manage the writing of code.
  • It isn’t suitable for every project and every organisation.
  • It isn’t a way to drop sound Project Management, Development, Testing Practice, etc.