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Scrum and Sprint: Getting the work done

Scrum:
Scrum is an Agile process that allows practitioners to focus on delivering the highest business value within the given timeline. It is framework that is structured around sprints (or iterations of work).

Sprint:
The heart of Scrum is a Sprint. Sprints consist of the Sprint Planning Meeting, Daily Scrums, the development work, the Sprint Review Meeting, and the Sprint Retrospective.

As scrum framework gives the flexibility to design the Scrum and Sprint processes, Microlucid has designed its Scrum and Sprint processes to maximize the throughput based on our client’s requirement and our business model.

Our Scrum Meeting:

    • Daily Scrum: (Duration : 15-30 mins)
    • Weekly Scrum: (Duration : 30-60 mins)
    • Monthly Scrum: (Duration : 30-60 mins)

Our Sprint Cycle:

    • Daily Sprint: Daily Development progress Sprint.
    • Weekly Sprint: Weekly QA deployment Sprint.
    • Monthly Sprint: Monthly Production deployment Sprint.

Why we use Scrum within our organization?

    • High transparency and control over the project progress.
    • Continuous customer feedback and promote quick decision-making.
    • Effective change management towards changing business needs.
    • More cohesive alignment between the business requirement and the technology.
    • Stable and Incremental delivery.
    • Effective monitoring on return on investment
    • Eliminate product and process impediments.
    • Highly empowered and satisfied clients.

Scrum process follows the same time and same place throughout the Sprints. During the meeting, each Team member explains below questions also known as Sprint Goals:

    1. What he/she has accomplished since the last meeting?
    2. What he/she is going to do before the next meeting?
    3. What obstacles are in his/her way?

Microlucid’s Scrum process details:

    • Daily Scrum (Duration : 15-30 mins)

      • Agenda:

        • Daily Development progress toward that Sprint Goal (the three questions).

      • Participant:

        • Project Manager
        • Business Analyst
        • Project Architect (Could be architect of multiple projects but put his/her suggestions on the issues/obstacles)
        • Project Lead
        • QA Lead
        • Development Team
        • QA Team

Note: The Daily Scrum is not a status meeting and we organize a weekly status meeting to monitor the project status.

    • Weekly Scrum (Duration: 30-60 mins)

      • Agenda:

        • Discuss incremental weekly QA deployment deliverables.

      • Participant:

        • Client/User
        • Project Manager
        • Business Analyst
        • Project Architect
        • Project Lead
        • QA Lead
    • Monthly Scrum (Duration: 30-60 mins)

      • Agenda:

        • Discuss incremental monthly production deployment deliverables.

      • Participant:

        • Client/User
        • Project Manager
        • Business Analyst
        • Project Architect
        • Project Lead
        • QA Lead

Product Backlog:
The product backlog is the prioritized list requirements. It includes both functional and non-functional customer requirements, as well as technical requirements.

Sprint Backlog:
Sprint backlog defines the work for a sprint and represented by the set of tasks that must be completed to realize the sprint’s goals, and selected set of product backlog items.

Scrum Diagram

Scrum methodology is advantageous for all the stakeholders. It provides higher customer satisfaction with high quality deliverables, thus improving our reputation in the market and attracting more customers to our company.

Thanks,
CEO, Microlucid.

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