Now I know why employers are impressed when we talked about daily stand-up, 2 days sprints and weekly releases, because that is highly relevant to the workplace.
I wanted to share some of the scrum notes, since most of them are in the public domain anyway.
What is scrum:
– A subset / branded version of agile. Agile is the opposite of waterfall. Waterfall is borrowed from classic engineering, i.e. building a bridge requires a huge amount of planing prior to construction.
– Product owner
– Dev team
– Scrum master
What do they do:
– Product owner creates user stories and he is responsible for the ultimate success of the product.
– Dev team.
– Scrum master has no managerial authorities. He is a facilitator to remove the road blocks for the dev team.
– Prioritized backlogs, with each backlog representing a user story.
– Backlog review meeting. Can be informal.
– Sprint planning. One week duration for now, preferably with several user stories per sprint.
– Daily stand-ups. Answer three questions: what did you do yesterday, what are you going to do today, are there blockers?
– End of sprint with one sprint review and one retrospective review. Sprint review should demonstrate each finished user story. Retrospective review is where everyone provides feedbacks regarding systems and processes.
– Make sure all engineering efforts are impacting users.