- Scrum members
- Scrum artifacts
- Scrum events and
- Scrum values
Do you have the following 3 Scrum Roles in your team?
If you are following scrum framework currently, please recheck, are you following scrum properly? Do you have these elements in correct format? Let’s become confident on what you are doing by asking some question to yourself.
- Development Team
- Product Owner
- Scrum Master
I have seen in many cases where there are no Scrum Master. So Product Owners act as Scrum Master. It is definitely not scrum. Scrum Master role is not an optional role. Please make sure you have all three roles in your team in order to get the maximum benefit out of it.
Do the following 5 events take place regularly?
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Retrospective
- Sprint Review
- Daily Scrum meeting
- Backlog refinement
In my experience most ignored event is Backlog Refinement followed by Sprint Retrospective. If you are not having all of these events, please allot time.
Do you have the following 3 Scrum Artifacts?
- Product Backlog
- Sprint Backlog
- Product Increment
Sometimes we don’t have product increment on every sprint, but we supposed to have some extent of product increment in every sprint.
Now let’s talk about the not measurable but very important scrum element - Do you see the following 5 Scrum Values are present on your scrum members (all three roles)?
Please check one by one starting from yourself. If you find some values are yet to be developed, plan for it. But make sure scrum members are heavily aware of these values.
Here I have shown the pillars/elements of scrum framework in order to help you complying your current way of following scrum to standard way of following scrum. I will go further details of all 5 events from next posts.