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Scrum Insights for Practitioners Scrum Insights for Practitioners THE SCRUM GUIDE COMPANION • • • Hiren Doshi © 2016 Hiren Doshi All rights reserved. ISBN: 0692807179 ISBN 13: 9780692807170 Contents Foreword by Gunther Verheyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii Scrum Theory and Definition of Scrum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What Is Scrum? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What Is a Complex Adaptive Problem? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What Is Empirical Process Control, or Empiricism? . . . . . . . 5 The Three Pillars of Empiricism (Scrum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Scrum Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Courage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Commitment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Respect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Openness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Scrum Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Product Owner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Scrum Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Development Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Development Team Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Availability of the Three Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Scrum Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sprint Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Daily Scrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Sprint Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sprint Retrospective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Product Backlog Refinement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Scrum Artifacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Product Backlog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Sprint Backlog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Product Increment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Artifact Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Definition of “Done” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Self-Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 What Is Self-Organization?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 How Does Scrum Promote Self-Organization? . . . . . . . . . . 56 What Are Some Signs That Teams Are Self-Organizing? . . . 58 How Does Time-Boxing Promote Self-Organization? . . . . 58 How Do the Scrum Roles Promote Self-Organization? . . . 58 Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions of Scrum . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 What Are Sprint 0, Hardening Sprints, Release Sprints, and Stabilization Sprints?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Is Scrum a Methodology or a Framework? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 My Designation Is Development Manager. Does This Mean I Have No Role In Scrum? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 How Is Architecture Handled in Agile? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 One Scrum Team Is Currently Developing a Product. What Impact Will It Have on Its Productivity When One More Scrum Team Is Deployed in This Product Development Effort? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 What Are Commonly Observed Scrum Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 A Case Study on Scrum-Based Product Development . . . . . . . . 69 An example of a PBI in “Ready” state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Author’s Thoughts and Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Best Practice: Scrum Board, as a Visualization of Sprint Backlog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Emergent Archit

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