Scrum Events

You’ve seen how Scrum is an empirical approach to managing work, allowing the team to inspect their progress, and adapt their plans to better reach a desired outcome. In this section, we’ll get an overview of how all of the Scrum Events work together as a system.

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Introduction to Scrum Events (3:34)

The Sprint is the heartbeat of Scrum, and it’s where the Scrum Team delivers a new iteration of the Working Product. Each Sprint lasts, at most, one calendar month. Shorter sprints are extremely common. Main takeaway: Sprints provide a rhythm to the work of the team and the business.


Sprint Planning Meeting (7:35)

As you watch this module, you’ll learn about the Sprint Planning meeting, and terms like: inputs, goals, attendees, and timebox. You’ll get a sense of the general approach to running the meeting, and the outputs. Main takeaway: First, determine what can be delivered in the Sprint; and second, plan how to achieve that delivery.


Daily Scrum (3:40)

Daily Scrum is the heart of the framework. These meetings improve communication, eliminate the need for other meetings, and help to identify impediments to development (and removal of those impediments). Daily Scrum highlights and promotes quick decision-making, and they improve the Development Team’s level of transparency and knowledge. Main takeaway: The Daily Scrum is short – averaging about 15 minutes – so, the team tends to be highly focused.


Sprint Review (2:35)

This module covers the Sprint Review, which is the meeting that happens at the end of each Sprint. The Sprint Review’s primary intention is to collaborate about what was done in the Sprint. Main takeaway: The goal of the Sprint Review is inspection; and, perhaps more important, adapting the Product Backlog as needed.


Sprint Retrospective (2:25)

Watch and learn about the Sprint Retrospective, which is the final event of the Sprint, held after the Sprint Review meeting. The Sprint Retrospective is one of the most important parts of Scrum. Main takeaway: When done well, The Sprint Retrospective enables the Scrum Team to continuously improve their approach to their work.

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