Scrum Methodology: Roles, Events & Artifacts

The scrum methodology was developed as a response to rigid project management approaches such as the waterfall method, which didn’t adapt to the needs of agile product and software development teams. What Is the Scrum Methodology? The good news is that scrum is easy to understand.

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Scrum Events Reduce Meetings

One of the first things that I usually hear after describing the Scrum framework and its five events to someone new to Scrum is, “that’s a lot of meetings!” . . The Sprint Planning meeting happens just once per Sprint, and the same goes for the Review and Retrospective events.

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Building A Sprint Backlog with All Scrum Events in MS Project Agile

Management Yogi

One of the key artifacts in a Scrum Project is the Sprint Backlog, with others being the Product Backlog and (Product) Increment. The Sprint Backlog is prepared during the Sprint Planning event, and it’s used throughout the Sprint.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2022

Rebel’s Guide to PM

With the global pandemic, all of these live events have looked very different over the past couple years. Do you know of an upcoming event to add to the list? It is the largest project management event in the region and will be entering its seventh year.

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What is Scrum? An Introduction to the Scrum Framework

Speaker: Eric Naiburg, Chief Operating Officer at

Although Scrum has been around for more than 25 years, it is still new to many. In this session, we provide an overview of the Scrum framework, discuss how Scrum enables agility and ways that empiricism can empower the teams that use it. Like with any form of process, there are myths that arise, during this session with Eric Naiburg, COO,, many of these myths will be dispelled using facts and real-world examples.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Read further to choose the events that fit your goals and interests. .

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2022 Online and In-Person Events for Project/Resource Managers and Industry Professionals

Epicflow Blog

Are you thinking of attending an event to gain new knowledge, find out recent trends in your industry, share your experience with colleagues, or network with leading experts in your industry? Online Events. Events for Industry Professionals. In-Person Events.

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The Order of Events in Scrum Matters

Scrum’s power is in its simplicity. Rather than containing a set of work instructions, Scrum is a framework offering general principles. The simplicity of Scrum means that teams can adopt the complementary practices that work for their environment. Don’t mess with Scrum!

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The Purpose of the Five Scrum Events

There are five events in Scrum. But just going through the motions and having each of the events on the calendar is not enough. To get the most out of Scrum, your team needs to understand the purpose behind each of the five events. . Daily Scrum.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Many conferences have early bird pricing so it is worth checking out the events that interest you as soon as you can in case you need to get corporate funding to attend. Make sure you sign up for the free Attend a Conference Checklist before you go to any of these events.

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5  misconceptions about Scrum's Sprint Event

Many well-meaning Scrum practitioners have misconceptions about Scrum, which sometimes leads to creating “rules” that do not exist in the framework. So, there are no directions about HOW to run your Scrum team. The Sprint is one of the five events defined in the Scrum Guide.

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The Daily Scrum Stand Up

Growing Agile

The purpose of the Daily Scrum is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary, adjusting the upcoming planned work. The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute event for the Developers of the Scrum Team. The Daily Scrum has now begun.


Ideas for Scrum’s Sprint Retrospective Event

When using the Scrum framework, the Retrospective is the final event in a Sprint. During this event, the team discusses how the Sprint went regarding individuals, interactions, processes, tools, and their Definition of Done. Who facilitates the Sprint Retrospective event?

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Building A Sprint Backlog with All Scrum Events in MS Project Agile


One of the key artifacts in a Scrum Project is the Sprint Backlog, with others being the Product Backlog and (Product) Increment. The Sprint Backlog is prepared during the Sprint Planning event, and it’s used throughout the Sprint. Add the Scrum Events.

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What challenges teams most with Scrum?

Kiron Bondale

One of the clichés about Scrum is that it is “easy to understand but difficult to master” The first part of that is obvious with the Scrum Guide is only eleven pages (if you don’t count the title page, purpose and table of contents).

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How leaders can effectively support and leverage Scrum Events

It's time to look at the Scrum Events. In previous posts in the Scrum Guide for Leaders series we explored what Scrum means for Leaders , using the Scrum Values to create a Scrum-friendly culture , and how to effectively support the Scrum roles/accountabilities.

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Unlock the Power in the Five Scrum Events

A Scrum Event is a meeting. Rather than replicate the name and pain of meetings, the Scrum Events are designed to replace them and be all that you need. The power of the Scrum Events is in the way they're time-boxed and in their purpose. Daily Scrum.

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The Daily Scrum event: 5 surprisingly common misconceptions

It might surprise you that even those with years of Scrum practice sometimes make statements about the framework that are, well, inaccurate. The Scrum Guide outlines how teams can learn to work together to deliver complex work. Misconception # 5: There are too many meetings in Scrum. .

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Make Learning An Ongoing Activity, Not A Scrum Event

Where in the Scrum framework do reflection and learning happen? Because although learning should certainly happen there, it’s a waste of opportunities to do it *only* during Sprint Retrospectives, Sprint Reviews, or one of the other Scrum events.

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YDS: Why Isn't Product Backlog Refinement a Scrum Event?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Why isn't product backlog refinement a Scrum Event? Today's question is about Product Backlog Refinement and why it isn't an official Scrum Event. Join Ryan and Todd in a Professional Scrum training course: [link

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Making your Scrum Events Lean – Identifying the Wastes

The new Scrum Guide 2020 mentions Scrum is founded on empiricism and lean thinking. While Scrum Events remove the need for any other meeting, at times unintended wastes get injected in those events. Does Scrum Master become a scribe who updates Team’s board?

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How effective are your Scrum Events if you can’t even book a room?

Is your Scrum team comfortable with doing all the Scrum events remotely? No, in fact, what you will be reading today isn’t a good, nor is it a complimentary Scrum practice. I often see that the lack of meeting rooms can potentially constrain a Scrum team’s way of working.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

It includes online events, study guides, games, podcasts, and courses. . Take Part in Virtual Events Organized by PMI. May, 18-21, a series of online events will be conducted for everyone engaged in project management.

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Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum has been around for a while, they say. The Scrum Guide holds the definition of Scrum, they say. The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then?


“Scrum solves everything” and other Scrum myths

Since 2020, the adoption of Scrum has increased rapidly. The following graph compares Scrum adoption in 2020 with 2021. It is no wonder that with this rapid adoption of agile, several myths about Scrum — the most popular agile framework — abound. That is not how Scrum works.

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How I ended up becoming a (Professional) Scrum trainer

Gunther Verheyen

In October 2003 my life of Scrum started, albeit not with Scrum. My life of Scrum actually started with eXtreme Programming which we then wrapped in Scrum. Attending the class was part of my journey towards becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (“PST”) for

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Dear Scrum Master: the Scrum events are theirs, not yours !

Dear Scrum Master: the Scrum events are theirs, not yours ! The Scrum Master is often expected to facilitate and animate every Scrum events. But, according to the Scrum Guide, the role of the Scrum Master regarding the different events is to ensure that the event takes place and that attendants understand its purpose. But this is often interpreted as : Facilitating Scrum events. .

The Role and Importance of Scrum Master in Daily Standup Meetings


Scrum Master role, like the one heading daily standup meetings , is not to be trifled with. Scrum master is the person who ensures that all Scrum guidelines are followed during the implementation of the framework. Responsibilities Of a Scrum Master. Scrum Mentor.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101


Scrum” is a phenomenal subject – i.e. if you are familiar with it. As an Agile project manager, I have seen my fair share of so-called “Scrum Masters” and “Agile Experts” claiming to be masters of their craft. The truth, however, is that they don’t know a lot of things about Scrum and Agile. In fact, I was surprised that some of the “experts” didn’t even know that Scrum Master and Product Owner are not the same individual. Introduction – Why Scrum?

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Surprise. I am no wizard. Agile nor Scrum.

Gunther Verheyen

I regularly get inquiries from people reaching out for instructions, assistance, or other forms of guidance to learn about Scrum, pass exams, become a trainer, or advance their career towards “Agile coach” Surprise. 2) I have always been and am still all about Scrum.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Scrum Standups in 2022


Especially since we are coming out of the pandemic with a lot of people longing to meet their co-workers after such a long time, scrum meetings can help to put a lot of dependent tasks, back on track. Let’s start with the basic concept of scrum standups and describe what they are.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners


A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. Product Goal also reflects one of the values of Scrum: “Focus.” Now, every artifact in Scrum comes with a commitment. Single Scrum Team.

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The 2020 Scrum Guide launch

Henny Portman

Yesterday, November 18th, there was a 3-hour virtual event to celebrate the launch of the 2020 Scrum Guide with nearly 20,000 registrants. Luckily the event was streamed, and you can now watch it on demand (see below). To download the 2020 Scrum Guide. To watch the event.

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What is a Sprint in Scrum?


A sprint is a timeboxed iteration/ event of a continuous development cycle. This is one of the significant terms used in Scrum Agile Technology. Let… The post What is a Sprint in Scrum? Blogs Scrum scrum master Sprint In Scrum


Experiment: Reiterate the Purpose of the Product at the Start of Each Scrum Event

the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide ?—?we we dive deep into what causes Zombie Scrum; something that looks like Scrum from a distance, but lacks a beating heart. We also offer 40+ experiments to recover from Zombie Scrum. In our book?—?

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Powerful and ready to use videos to kick-start every crucial (Scrum?) event

As Scrum Masters , we facilitate the Sprint Events. We facilitate Scrum Team decisions and support collaboration within, between, and external to Scrum Teams.'s own educational video on Scrum is a good example of this. S**t bad Scrum Masters say. .

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Agile Asanas: Scrum Inputs and Outputs 2021 (Sprint I/O) - Part 1

Management Yogi

The Scrum Guide has changed and it has come with a number of new concepts such as Product Goal, Lean Thinking, Commitment based Artifacts among others. With the new Scrum Guide, you can also see changes to the various events of Scrum.

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Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

June 4 th , 2020 will mark the opening day of IIL’s 5 th annual Agile & Scrum Online Conference. This article will take you through the key themes that will emerge at Agile & Scrum 2020. A third theme that is surfacing at this year’s event is Personal Agility.

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum. I imagine the difficulty of every rephrasing involved in updating the Scrum Guide. I imagine the discipline of updating the Scrum Guide knowing that many people will not read it. Scrum is a tool.

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Scrum 101: An Introduction to the World of Scrum Project Management


Scrum is a lightweight agile framework that encourages team members to work on a problem together. Scrum is based on Empiricism, which means knowledge comes from experience. Scrum encourages teams to improve by reflecting on their success and losses. . Who uses Scrum?

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