Agile Processes: Scrum
- The two dominant Agile approaches are Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP).
- XP was arguably the first method deemed to be “Agile”.
- We will start with Scrum – very popular and in very wide use today!
Project Management Emphasis based on a Standard 30-day Sprint
Scrum: a definite project management emphasis.
Scrum Master: A Scrum project Is managed by a Scrum Master, who can be considered as much a consultant or coach as a manager.
Sprint: Scrum has a fundamental 30-day development cycle called a Sprint, preceded by pre-Sprint activities and post-Sprint activities.
Daily Scrum: A short (less than 30 minutes) daily Scrum Meeting allows the team to monitor status and communicate problems.
Product Backlog for Planning
- Project planning is based on a Product Backlog, which contains
- functions and
- technology enhancements
envisioned for the project.
- Two meetings are held –
- one to decide the features for the next Sprint and
- the other to plan out the work.
Scrum and Scalability
- Scrum: one of the few agile methods used to scale up for larger projects.
- How done?
- Accomplished the same way as organizations handle integrated product teams.
- Individual Scrum team coaches - part of a higher echelon team of coaches spanning several products.
- This provides for communications to avoid conflicting development issues
Scrum - Queues
Product Backlog -> Sprint Backlog -> Sprint -> Working increment of the Software
Scrum uses lightweight queue-based management and work-breakdown mechanisms.
Product Backlog queue: a low-tech customer-managed queue of demand requests for products.
Sprint: At launch time, a Sprint (30-day time-boxed iteration) does just-in-time planning
Sprint Backlog: queue for Sprint work-management.
Scrum - Management
- Daily Scrum: Very notable and very visible
- Is a daily standup,
- except that it is the team that is participating and sharing coordination information not a central project manager.
- Scrum Master
- holds daily scrum and acts more as a facilitator and runs interference for the core team when blocks or issues arise. (Kennaley, SDLC 3.0, p. 31)
 Agile Processes: Scrum, Web Presentation Material, 2012.
 Project Research, VISUAL PMO & VISUAL PM 코칭 전문 기업 – 프로젝트리서치(주), “고객가치 중심의 Agile 프로젝트 실무” 과정 후기, 2012.