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This article provides an ‘Introduction to Scrum Projects’ and looks to discuss the metrics used for measuring project progress.
Sprint Review does not only measure what has been done, but it is also a measure of whether the finished product is working as demonstrated by the developers and users can test. This software is the product backlog that the team agreed during the sprint. It is not the entire output of the project yet, but a working functionality is building the excitement of the customer and shows that the progress is real.
The third process of reviewing progress is not much about the product but on how the project team works which is done in an activity called Sprint Retrospective. This is a “Lessons Learnt” meeting, held at the end of the sprint, which can take up to 4 hours. Retrospective is a time of reflection by the Scrum Team and it is also a time for identifying methods for continuous process improvement.
Issues such as skills shortages and the possible solutions to these issues can be discussed during the meeting. Furthermore, this enables the team to collectively identify performance issues, which can be reviewed for methods of improvement. This meeting is invaluable to the Scrum Master, as the keeper of the processes and practices of Scrum.
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User Stories Applied
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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.
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Our Favourite Agile Books
We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: