Summary of Agile: Scrum

Roles

A Scrum team has three roles: a Product Owner, a Scrum Master, and the Development Team.

Processes

1The product backlog is the main list of tasks for the project’s life cycle duration and is the first step in the scrum framework. The product backlog is not static; which is to say, stories and epics can be added as needed. The product backlog is maintained by either the Product Owner or Product Manager and is essentially the team’s to-do list.

“As a <user>, I want to <action> so that I can <value>.”

Each story’s rank of importance is determined by either the Product Owner or Product Manager and is relative to the customer’s immediate needs. The entire Scrum team can set the time estimates of each story, and a common form of effort estimation is called story points with Fibonacci sequencing. The idea is to choose a story as an anchor, assign it a point from the Fibonacci sequence, and then assign the remaining tasks with story points relative to the anchor. The exponential nature of the series helps estimate the time for uncertain/risky tasks as people in nature tend to underestimate themselves when time-binning.

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