Agile Transformation

All You Need to Know About How to Implement Scrum

by Pete R.

Are you looking for easy ways to implement Scrum? Let’s face it; Scrum is an agile approach for managing software projects. In software development, Scrum is an efficient way to handle the projects. This technique has taken the industry by storm.

However, some companies are aware of the benefits of Scrum but have a challenging time implementing it. Don’t worry. We are here to help you. In this post, we have mentioned easy steps for you to follow to implement Scrum.

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Have a Scrum Team

The first and foremost thing you need to do is create a team consisting of 5 to 9 members. It is crucial that the members have different skills. For instance, the Scrum team can include business analysts, developers, testers, and designers. This is because the team will be responsible for providing shippable product increments at the end of every sprint.

Deciding Sprint Length

For those who don’t know, sprint is the period of 7 to 30 days. Mostly, it is of the same length as the duration of the project. For deciding the work for the sprint, a planning meeting is held. The Scrum team commits to completing the work in the given time.

After every sprint, a review meeting is held. In this meeting, the completed work is demonstrated. Moreover, during this meeting, improvements are discussed, and tasks for the next sprint is defined. In case you have difficulty deciding the length of the Sprint, you can start with two weeks.

Assigning Scrum Master and Product Owner

The Scrum Master is the motivator of the Scrum team. Their role is to make sure the team is progressive and productive. In case the team faces a hurdle, the Scrum Master will have to resolve it on behalf of the team. They will assist the team rather than dictating them.

Next thing you should do is appoint Product Owner. They are responsible for ensuring the team works appropriately and produces value for the end buyer. A Product Owner should write the client requirements in story format, prioritize the needs, and give them to the backlog.

Have Initial Product Backlog

The Product Backlog is the list of all the requirements that must be accomplished during the project. It is imperative for the most crucial element to be on the top. This means that the wish list must be organized in the order of depending on the importance of the stories.

There must be two types of items on the product backlog: Stories and Epics. Epics are the stories with a rough sketch without details while stories are detailed requirements.

Start the Sprint

Next, the team should choose stories from the list and plan how much work can be done in the next sprint. This is the sprint planning meeting. Once, everything is decided, the team starts working on the stories.

When the end of the period is reached, it is expected that the work planned for the existing sprint will be completed. If the work is not done, it is decided whether to put it back in the backlog or transferred to the next sprint.

There you go; these are the easy steps that you can follow to implement Scrum. A great thing about this approach is that you can start with a whiteboard and post-it notes.


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