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What is a User Story?

The User Story is the most granular unit of requirement on a Scrum Project. The Product Owner writes the User Stories. The Sprint Backlog gets elaborated into User Stories when the Sprint Planning is done. It is important to note that the user story is a medium that...

Definition of Done

Done Criteria are a set of rules that are applicable to all User Stories. A clear definition of Done is critical because it removes ambiguity from requirements and helps the team adhere to mandatory quality norms. This clear definition is used to create the Done...

Applicability of Scrum

Scrum is used to handle complexity. Complexity means unknown work. This is achieved with an approach which is based on Empirical Process Control. Empiricism asserts that decisions be taken based on what you see and not just on assumtions. Why should you use Scrum?...

Timebox

Scrum relies heavily on the concept of Timebox. Timebox is setting a fixed time limit to any activity and letting other characteristics such as Scope vary. A time box could be A Meeting A Sprint A Test activity Development Activity Or Practically anything such as...

Distributed Scrum Teams

Distributed Scrum Teams Today businesses are shifting to emerging economies (such as India) due to reduced business operations cost and an easily available workforce. The businesses certainly are more virtual and distributed, with “distributed” as its key...

Scrum Values

Value is more like the roots of the tree. The stronger the roots, the stronger the tree is and better the fruits it bears. The 5 values of Scrum described below are basically common sense. If one can follow the 5 values of Scrum, one will have strong foundations of a...