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Quick Scrum Keywords

Posted by Anahita | Posted in Agile | Posted on 28-12-2011

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Scrum is an agile framework for the definition, execution and delivery of the project outcome. I put together a “Quick Scrum Keywords” to help new scrum teams to learn and use the correct scrum terminology.

 

 

Product Owner: Part of the Scrum Team, responsible for defining the product requirements and prioritizing them.

Scrum Master: The scrum facilitator and process owner.

Team Member: Technical delivery team such as architects, developers, testers, and DBAs.

Stakeholder: All that can benefit from the outcome of  the project such as end users, business domain experts, etc.

Product Vision: The Business Case for the product aligned to the Business Strategy.

Product Backlog: An ordered list of requirements for the product.

Release Backlog: A subset of Product Backlog selected for a specific release.

Sprint Backlog: A subset of Release Backlog selected for the delivery in a sprint.

User Story: An Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Small, Testable  product requirement.

User Story Estimation: The process of collective estimation of each User Story in the Release Backlog by the team.

Sprint Demo: The demonstration of completed user stories to the stakeholders, by the team.

Sprint Retrospective: Session by the team to review the sprint and lessons learnt.

Daily Standup: Daily meeting of maximum 15 minutes by the team, to discuss the daily tasks and any impediments.

Release Burndown:  A chart showing  the remaining story points at the end of each sprint within a release.

Sprint Burndown: A chart showing  the remaining work at the end of each day.

Story Board:  A board divided to vertical lines, showing the progress of each story in a sprint, from Unassigned, to In Progress and Done.

Capacity: A measure of team’s performance in story points.

Velocity: A measure of team’s speed.

Story Points: A measure of complexity for each story.