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Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

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The Skeleton and Heart of Scrum

Scrum hangs all of its practices on an iterative, incremental process skeleton. Scrum’s skeleton is shown in Figure 1-2. The lower circle represents an iteration of development activities that occur one after another. The output of each iteration is an increment of product. The upper circle represents the daily inspection that occurs during the iteration, in which the individual team members meet to inspect each others’ activities and make appropriate adaptations. Driving the iteration is a list of requirements. This cycle repeats until the project is no longer funded.

Scrum skeleton

Figure 1-2. Scrum skeleton

The skeleton operates ...

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