The term 'Scrum' comes from Rugby. During a scrum, the team comes together to resume play. You know it: the shoulders together and the arms hooked together. Then the ball comes into play and the energy explodes... We see the same team dynamics in software teams that use Scrum for the development process.
New to Scrum? Our Agile coaches and Scrum masters are happy to explain how it works. And especially why Scrum is the most effective way to develop software.
What does a Scrum process look like?
With Scrum, we develop software in short iterations called sprints. The sprints at Dolphiq usually last 3 weeks. In the sprint, the Scrum team works on the (partial) solution. Every sprint therefore produces tangible and testable software.
A sprint has a number of fixed sessions called 'events'. Every Sprint starts with a Sprint planning (which wishes are we going to tackle?) and a clear sprint goal is determined. Every workday there is a short tuning moment called the Daily Scrum or Stand-up. It is an informal meeting in which each team member tells what he/she has contributed to the sprint goal and whether there are any 'impediments'. The sprint is concluded with a so-called Sprint review where we present the result to the stakeholders to collect their feedback . Based on the feedback, we determine together with the client how to proceed. Finally, in the Retrospective, we look back on the process and determine a limited number of actions for improvement.