We’re in the middle of a Scrum Sprint here at Erium and if you’re new to Scrum we’d like to give you a little insight into “the Art of Scrum”. Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering and sustaining complex products. Erium is dedicated to delivering products of the highest possible value to our customers. That’s why we have regular Scrum Sprints.

There are only four formal events in Scrum. These events are time-boxed, so every event has a maximum duration. This minimizes the need for meetings and controls for waste of time in the process.

The “Sprint” is the time during which the product increment is being executed. The Sprint consists of Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, the Development Work, the Sprint Review and the Sprint Retrospective.

On the first day of a Sprint the whole Scrum Team is included in the Sprint Planning. Sprint Planning answers the questions “What can be done during this Sprint?” and “How will it be achieved?”. In the following days of the Sprint, there are daily 15-minute events called “Daily Scrum”. This is where the Development Team inspects the work that has been done since the last Daily Scrum and plans work for the next 24 hours.

At the end of the Sprint there’s a Sprint Review. During the review the Development Team discusses what went well during the Sprint, what problems they ran into, and how those problems were solved. The Sprint Retrospective occurs after the Sprint Review and before the next Sprint Planning. It’s an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvement.

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