What Are Scrum Events and Why Do They Matter?
To better understand the various processes of Scrum, we can break them down into several Scrum Events. Scrum Events are a sequence of events that are designed to enable teams to navigate complexity and make incremental, evolutionary progress.
These events can enhance transparency and collaboration within the team, which can improve product quality and customer satisfaction outcomes.
During the Sprint, the Product Increment is created. This can take anywhere from two weeks to one month. This event acts as a container for all the work, all the events, and artefacts in scrum.
Sprint Planning is an event that brings the scrum together to plan:
- What will be delivered in the Sprint?
- How this will be achieved?
Answers to these questions are derived from these essential inputs:
- The Product Backlog
- The most recent product increment
- The projected capacity of the team during the Sprint
- Past performance of the team
This Scrum Event is like a continual check-in with the developers, which is a maximum of 15-minutes to catch up with each other on their progress, what impediments may stand in the way of progress, and to plan for the next 24 hours.
During this meeting, the team seeks to answer the following:
- What they have completed and how this aligns with achieving the Sprint Goal.
- What can be done today to help achieve the Sprint Goal.
- What challenges may hinder the team’s progress toward achieving the Sprint Goal?
The sprint retrospective occurs after the Sprint Review and is is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to reflect on what has happened over the sprint, and to look for ways to enhance their processes, systems, and ways of working as part of their commitment to continuous improvement.
It is important to remember that every Sprint Event is different and serves a unique purpose.
Scrum is a great way to get started when you don’t know what to do next. It provides a series of events that help the team focus on what the most valuable work is, and how to work together in the most effective way to ensure that a valuable working product is delivered to a customer.
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