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Scrum For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 4

The Talent and the Timing

In This Chapter

arrow Structuring the scrum development team

arrow Excelling at backlog estimation

arrow Defining done

arrow Benefiting from estimation techniques

“Talent wins games. But teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

— Michael Jordan

The development team sits at the core of scrum projects. The product owner and the scrum master revolve around making sure that the environment is as ideal as possible for the development team to reach maximum productivity. In this chapter, you find out how a development team is organized and therefore able to best contribute to the scrum team.

After you have your team roles, vision, and roadmap in place, the next step is to begin to estimate the amount of work for each requirement. The development team begins by estimating the effort involved in high-level requirements. Here you create a starting point for future reference. You establish the numerator (product backlog total)/denominator (average velocity) relationship that gives you the estimated number of sprints necessary to complete all, or a target portion of, items in ...

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