10 Terms To Remember in Agile Scrum

By santhoshj, 7 March, 2023
A scrum team

Agile Scrum is an iterative and incremental approach to project management. It emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, flexibility, and customer satisfaction. Here are some key concepts and practices of Agile Scrum:

  1. Scrum Team: A self-organizing and cross-functional team consisting of a product owner, development team, and Scrum master.
  2. Sprint: A time-boxed iteration typically lasting 2-4 weeks where a potentially shippable product increment is produced.
  3. Sprint Planning: A meeting at the beginning of each sprint where the team discusses and prioritizes the product backlog items, and determines what they can accomplish during the sprint.
  4. Product Backlog: An ordered list of features, functions, and requirements for the product. The product owner is responsible for maintaining it.
  5. Sprint Backlog: A list of tasks that the development team commits to completing during the sprint.
  6. Daily Scrum: A 15-minute daily meeting where the team synchronizes activities and plans for the next 24 hours.
  7. Sprint Review: A meeting at the end of each sprint where the team demonstrates the product increment to stakeholders and gathers feedback.
  8. Sprint Retrospective: A meeting at the end of each sprint where the team reflects on their process and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  9. Burndown Chart: A graphical representation of the team’s progress towards completing the sprint backlog.
  10. Definition of Done: A shared understanding of what it means for a product backlog item to be considered "done" and ready for release.

Agile Scrum is a flexible framework that can be adapted to various types of projects and teams. The key is to focus on delivering value to the customer through frequent iterations, collaboration, and continuous improvement.


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