The Scrum methodology invokes constant collaboration yet still strengthens independence by encouraging team members to be self organizing.
The daily Scrum is a very short stand-up (no chairs allowed) meeting where status is reviewed and issues are surfaced. The objective is to quickly update the team on the progress and ensure that the project is progressing smoothly and that the process is as lean as possible.
Scrum defines additional ceremonies at the beginning and end of Sprints in order for the team and stakeholders to measure and make course corrections.
The Sprint planning meeting is a two-part meeting:
*1. Understand and elaborate requirements and goals for the Sprint
*2. Break down requirements into tasks and plan how to complete these tasks during the Sprint
The demo and retrospective at the end of the Sprint provide additional inspection points for the team to learn and adapt. Each of these ceremonies is designed to encourage collaboration.
Scrum is a learning framework and is designed to surface information and status about the progress of the project every step of the way. Together with Agilebuddy, Scrum provides management with full transparency into the software development process.
Iterations are a key feature of the Scrum process. This process demands working software at the end of each iteration when new features are demonstrated to all stakeholders. This allows customers to provide feedback early in the process and ensures that the software is moving in the right direction.
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