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Sprint Review Tips

The fourth Scrum Event is the Sprint Review meeting. Review meetings are time-boxed and are meant to be a platform for the team to demonstrate working software to the stakeholders and receive feedback. I reached out to our team to get their guidance on how to have a successful and valuable sprint review. Read More

Sprint Review Tips

Backlog Refinement, The Details

During the course of a sprint there is a Product Backlog Refinement meeting. This meeting should be held on at least a weekly or bi-weekly cadence, usually about 10% of time during your sprint. The scrum team and Product Owner should discuss how much refinement is needed to ensure the backlog is about 1-2 sprints refined out and the team has enough work to pull into sprint if they needed to. Read More

Backlog Refinement, The Details

Backlog Refinement Prepares the Team

Backlog Refinement meetings are meant to further prepare and curate upcoming backlog items for the next sprint. This high-level description of “Refinement” can mean a lot of different things. I reached out to our team to get their perspectives on what value backlog refinement provides to the team. Read More

Backlog Refinement Prepares the Team

Daily Scrum, The Details

During the course of a sprint there is a daily meeting called the Daily Scrum. This meeting is normally held in the same location and at the same time each day, morning being the most preferred. This allows the team to know what all of the team is working on for the day and if they are running into any issues. The meeting should fit within a very strict 15 minute window to keep discussion brief but relevant. Read More

Daily Scrum, The Details

The Daily Scrum - By The Team, For The Team

The second event during an Agile Sprint is the Daily Scrum. The daily scrum (sometimes colloquially called the 'standup' meeting) is a recurring, 15-minute meeting that is held by the team and is for the team. What I mean by this is that the sole overarching reason for having this meeting every day is to empower the team to be successful. Read More

The Daily Scrum - By The Team, For The Team