Friday, 21 November 2014

Agile Development Methodologies- Scrum

Agile Development Methodologies- Scrum

Scrum is an agile project management methodology that provides a frame work for team members to collaborate and implement a project in smaller pieces which enables users to provide feedback and respond to changing required. Each smaller cycle is called the sprint. Each sprint consists of a set of requirements (user stories) also called the sprint backlog that are implemented and results in a working software at end of each spring. In the next sprint other set of requirements are added to the software. The three main actors in an scrum methodology are the product owners, development team, and scrum master.

Important points of scrum are:
  • Focus more on project management.
  • Based on short daily meeting known as scrums will all team members
  • Iterations are called as sprint 
  • Sprint is a fixed development period with set of work items to implement 
  • Planning occurs between sprints 
  • Product Owners determine what needs to be built in the sprint
  • Development Teams build the actual product and consists of developers, testers, etc.
  • Scrum Masters responsible for the scrum process to carry on as smoothly as possible, and continually help improve the scrum process.

Implementing Agile Scrum Projects Involves:

1) Selecting tasks for each iteration & balance the amount of work (user stories to be included) in each iteration ? (based on customer priorities, tasks that developers can
complete, task redistribution, and sprint duration).

2) Be co-located to engage in constant communication and holding regular scrum meeting to discuss blockers, and daily plan for the project. Scrum meeting are usually held daily.

3) Monitor the project tasks using tools such as charts and graphs.

4) Manage risk, user feedback, scope, quality and change through out the project

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