Feb 2012 – London, United Kingdom
I have advocated and practised Agile (SCRUM) Software Development over the years at UKTV, and finally got around to do my certification as a ScrumMaster in 2012.
Scrum Alliance ®:
What is Scrum?
- Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change.
- When was the last time you put "collaborative, and enjoyable" in the same sentence with "business goals"? With Scrum you can enjoy the working process and reap the benefit of working agile.
Who is Scrum for?
- Anyone who has a complex project can benefit from using Scrum. Whether you’re working on the next smartphone app, managing logistics for a store, or planning a charity event, you can use Scrum!
The Scrum framework in 30 seconds
- A product owner creates a prioritized wish list called a product backlog.
- During sprint planning, the team pulls a small chunk from the top of that wish list, a sprint backlog, and decides how to implement those pieces.
- The team has a certain amount of time — a sprint (usually two to four weeks) — to complete its work, but it meets each day to assess its progress (daily Scrum).
- Along the way, the ScrumMaster keeps the team focused on its goal.
- At the end of the sprint, the work should be potentially shippable: ready to hand to a customer, put on a store shelf, or show to a stakeholder.
- The sprint ends with a sprint review and retrospective.
- As the next sprint begins, the team chooses another chunk of the product backlog and begins working again.
SCRUM ALLIANCE ® is a membership organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum.