Sprint – Scrum Process
The Agile/Scrum methodology is a structured project management methodology. It follows a prescribed process that includes Sprints and Scrums.
When to Use Sprint – Scrum Process
When a company decides to use the Agile/Scrum process, they should use a process that is described below and that includes Sprints and Scrums.
The Agile/Scrum process goes through a series of steps. Each of these will be described in detail in other sessions.
- First a goal, objective, or vision is set by the organization’s stakeholders for the project.
- A Product Backlog is created. This contains the stakeholder’s wants and needs, organized into a set of desired deliverables.
- Management assigns the members of the Scrum team.
- Sprint planning occurs. An Agile/Scrum project is often conducted as a series of Sprints. This must be done for each Sprint. This activity will organize the work.
- The Sprint is executed.
- A Sprint Demo is performed where the Scrum team demonstrates the performance of the deliverables they have created.
- The Product Backlog is refined based upon what was learned during that Sprint.
- The Scrum team conducts a retrospective to determine what went well and what requires improvement.
An Agile/Scrum project is often organized as a series of Sprints. The Sprints are many times organized into Releases that comprise the entire project. Each of these elements of the project, Releases, Sprints, and even the daily Scrums are time-boxed – meaning a defined schedule end is established before they are started. An illustration of this is shown below.
Hints and Tips
- As with any project management methodology, planning is essential for success.
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