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Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team. According to the Scrum Guide, Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible value.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

It's a tool organizations can use to increase their agility. Within Scrum self-organizing, cross-functional, and highly productive teams do the work: creating valuable releasable product increments. Scrum offers a framework that catalyzes the teams learning through discovery, collaboration and experimentation. A great Scrum Team consists of a Product Owner who maximizes value, a Scrum Master who enables continuous improvement and a Development Team who focus on delivering high quality product increments. For sure this sounds great! But what are the characteristics of such a great Scrum team? The Product Owner The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. The Product Owner is responsible for: A Great Product Owner... The Scrum Master. Agile Metrics. Overview There are no “standard” agile metrics, because what's easy to measure tends to distract us, and what's important to measure is hard to quantify.

Agile Metrics

The most important thing about Agile metrics is that we need to have a clear objective for using them--normally start with a hypothesis that, say, if defect count drops then lead time will go down too. Many of the metrics below would be used for a short period of time and then dropped when the objective is reached. With that being said, I've seen clients dovetail push-and-pull metrics, like lead-time & defect count, so that they can be used for a longer period of time, and that if someone starts gaming one number they get penalized on the other. The following may also be useful: · Lead Time · Defect count (at various phases; what’s a bug?) Agile Testing: The Role Of The Agile Tester. Metrics for a Scrum Team. What sprint metrics do you collect about the team's behaviors?

Metrics for a Scrum Team

Who does the analysis? We live in a world of data and information. Some people have a mindset that numbers will diagnose all problems – “just show me the data.” Therefore many directors and senior managers wish to see some list of metrics that should indicate the productivity and efficiency of the Scrum team. I personally believe this is something that can be felt, that human intuition is much better in this decision realm than the data that can be collected.

This is a list of possible metrics one could collect. These metrics are suggested at the team level for team self-management. Velocity "Done" (in story points) This is the number of story points that were completed by the team and accepted by the product owner as "done" in this one sprint – not an average, not an estimate, no partial credit given, etc. Projected capacity of next sprint (in person days) Have the team project person-days for the coming sprint; sum them up. Agile Project Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet. The Agile Software Development Manifesto© is an intentionally streamlined expression of the core values of agile project management.

Agile Project Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use this manifesto as a guide to implement agile methodologies in your projects. "We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work, we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

" ©Agile Manifesto Copyright 2001: Kent Beck, Mike Beedle, Arie van Bennekum, Alistair Cockburn, Ward Cunningham, Martin Fowler, James Grenning, Jim Highsmith, Andrew Hunt, Ron Jeffries, Jon Kern, Brian Marick, Robert C. This declaration may be freely copied in any form, but only in its entirety through this notice. User Stories. User stories applied ch4. Project Management - Scrum / Agile. The Agile Software Development Methodology by Jonn Blanchard on Prezi. Agile & Scrum by Jeremy Yates on Prezi. Ftp/arxiv/papers/1307/1307.3356.pdf.