Scrum Basics: In a Nutshell

Christina Tziouvara

Are you a beginner in the scrum management? Then, learning scrum basics will ease you in a framework that is easy to apply and with successful results.

Why Scrum?

At first, scrum was implemented for the materialization of software development projects. However, the application scope widened to the delivery of complicated and innovative projects. 

Scrum Basics You Should Know

Scrum is an empirical lightweight methodology that falls under the agile management approach. It is a process structured with flexibility and experience reflection, as it acknowledges the fact that each project materialization is unique; therefore, encourages the management team’s constant improvement.

The process operates under 5 values, to minimize the challenges in the workflow:

  • Commitment.
  • Focus.
  • Openness.
  • Respect.
  • And, courage.

Scrum project management operates through certain 3 roles, with different responsibilities each. Those are the role of product owner; the scrum master; and, the development team.

The following video is an introduction to what responsibilities each scrum role carries in a process.

Every scrum process is comprised of a number of sprints. This is a flow segmentation in fixed time frames for the completion of certain work (timebox). Sprints simplify the complexities met in projects for better management results. Furthermore, sprint planning precedes sprint and ensures the latter’s purpose is met with success. Supportive role to the sprint materialization play the meetings (or else ceremonies), as they occur to keep the process steady.

Scrum artifacts are the tools that facilitate efficient management and these are: product backlog; sprint backlog; and, increment.

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Pros and Cons 

All in all, applying the scrum can be advantageous for the delivery of a project, in terms of time and money management. The framework application makes the realization of complex, fast-moving projects manageable. Furthermore, scrum management is open to feedback; hence, it is a process under constant development. Obviously, we refer to management type, where teamwork is a crucial factor to success; a factor that could be problematic in large teams.

Obviously, teamwork isn’t a disadvantage, but team management can be challenging, in teams where there is lack of be implied qualities, such as: collaboration; commitment; self-organizing, etc.

All things considered, scrum is a valuable framework that is flexible to management complexities. By all means, if you are a beginner interested in project management, delving into scrum will worth your while.

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