AGILE IS A MINDSET
Agile methods or Agile processes generally promote a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality work, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.
Scrum is a framework that is used to implement Agile development
A Scrum team is a cross-functional group of employees whose background contains all the skills required for successful completion of all the tasks during a specific project.
Video: All work and all play
How to get started?
You will only need a whiteboard and a pad of sticky notes!
Every Scrum project must have a whiteboard (with a whiteboard you visualize the entire process during a Scrum project)
- What is a user story?
User stories are short, simple descriptions of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or customer of the system. They typically follow a simple template:
As a < type of user >, I want < some goal > so that < some reason >.
User stories are often written on index cards or sticky notes, stored in a shoe box, and arranged on walls or tables to facilitate planning and discussion. As such, they strongly shift the focus from writing about features to discussing them. In fact, these discussions are more important than whatever text is written.
A backlog is a list of features or technical tasks which the team maintains and which, at a given moment, are known to be necessary and sufficient to complete a project or a release.