Development Methodology

driven by performance


Scrum in 10 seconds

  • A product owner creates a prioritized wish list called a product backlog
  • Development Methodology During sprint planning, the team pulls a small chunk from the top of that wishlist, a sprint backlog, and decides how to implement those pieces
  • The team has a certain amount of time, a sprint, to complete its work – usually two to four weeks – but meets each day to assess its progress (daily Scrum)
  • Along the way, the Scrum Master keeps the team focused on its goal
  • At the end of the sprint, the work should be potentially shippable, as in ready to hand to a customer, put on a store shelf, or show to a stakeholder
  • The sprint ends with a sprint review and retrospective
  • As the next sprint begins, the team chooses another chunk of the product backlog and begins working again

The cycle repeats until enough items in the product backlog have been completed Development Methodology, the budget is depleted, or a deadline arrives. Which of these milestones marks the end of the work is entirely specific to the project. No matter which impetus stops work, Scrum ensures that the most valuable work has been completed when Development Methodology the project ends.