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Scrum For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 6

Getting the Most Out of Sprints

In This Chapter

arrow Benefiting from the daily scrum

arrow Swarming to get to “done”

arrow Running effective sprint reviews

arrow Finding the key elements of the sprint retrospective

Sprints are the essence of scrum, so it’s worth spending an entire chapter on them. You have the gist already — they’re fixed timeboxes designed so that your development team can create a development rhythm. They also nurture the inspect-and-adapt premise.

But that’s not all they do. In this chapter, you’ll be introduced to the daily scrum, an invaluable 15 minutes spent every day that will focus and organize your short-term goals like never before. Facilitated by the scrum master, your project will stay on track as the scrum team deals with impediments and coordinates the day’s priorities.

You’ll also be exposed to the sprint review and sprint retrospective. Within these two meetings, you will take the concept of inspect and adapt to new levels. Stakeholders will review the product developed and provide the product owner with immediate feedback, and the scrum team itself will assess ...

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