Discover events nature, Time-Box, Sprint, Backlog Grooming, Slack
There are just five events in a Scrum Project:
- Sprint: Each Scrum project is a set of Sprints. A Sprint is a container for the four other events, development effort, and the maintenance of the Product Backlog.
- Sprint Planning: first event inside a Sprint where the Scrum Team plans the items they are going to deliver in the Sprint and the way they will deliver them.
- Daily Scrum: During the Sprint, the Development Team holds a daily meeting (normally 15 minutes) to coordinate the work for the next 24 hours. This meeting is called the Daily Scrum.
- Sprint Review: Before the end of the Sprint, the Development Team presents (demonstrates) the outcome of the Sprint to the customer and receives feedback. This meeting is called Sprint Review (also known as Sprint Demo).
- Sprint Retrospective: After the Sprint Review and just before the Sprint is over, the Development Team holds an internal meeting to review the Sprint and use it to improve the process (lessons learned) in the next Sprint. This meeting is called Sprint Retrospective.
- The Development Team starts working on the objectives of the Sprint as soon as Sprint Planning is completed.
- The events are designed to enable critical transparency, inspection, regularity and adaptation. We prefer to use these predefined meetings with fixed objectives and maximum durations instead of ad-hoc meetings, which most likely waste our time.
- There is an essential concept in Agile methods, called time-box: a predefined fixed maximum duration of time. In order to maximize productivity, all of the Scrum events must be time-boxed.