Scrum is simple; it consists of six time boxes (one of which is optional), three roles, and three ‘official’ artifacts. A sprint, the first of the six time boxes, is an iteration defined by a fixed start and end date; it is kicked off by sprint planning and concluded by the sprint review and retrospective. The […]
A ScrumMaster needs to perform the following tasks to make the progress visible:
- Work with the team so that they know and understand their velocity for effective planning, commitment, and delivery.
- Ensure that the team is making its sprint status visible
- Escalate obstacles in a timely fashion so that they’re quickly resolved.
- Help the product owner gather data in order to understand and publish release status.
- Keep track of obstacles that haven’t been resolved; revisit at a later, perhaps more appropriate time. Log them may be in a spreadsheet.
- Work with the team and product owners (possibly collaborate with additional teams) to devise a release plan that is workable, flexible, and amenable to the business.
- Create a baseline for a number of sprints.
- Report on sprint and release burndowns.
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