As a member of the Scrum Alliance, Intertech's Scrum consulting practice is dedicated to the proper implementation and practice of the Srum methodology. Below is a comprehensive list of how our Scrum consultants will work with your team:
Understand the benefits of Scrum, Scrum values, principles, and how to present a business case for Scrum
Leverage field proven approaches for handling issues with Scrum including items like how to handle incorrect plans, how to keep plan options open until the last moment, and how to adapt and re-plan when changes occur
Understand the roles and responsibilities for the product owner, Scrum master, and Scrum member. For the Product Owner share principal responsibilities, product backlog, and best practices for collaborating with the development team and stakeholder
Execute sprints with best practices including daily Scrum, stories, prioritization, and data/gathering stats to define health
Implement sprint planning including timing, participants, process, two-part vs. one-part sprint planning, and determining capacity
Use sprint reviews including determining who to invite, how to confirm the Sprint is finished, and how to prepare for the demonstration
Refactor Scrum via the Sprint retrospective including evaluating the Participants, pre-work, and the retrospective focus
Understand Scrum artifacts including Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burn Charts--Release Burn Down Chart, Sprint Burn Down Chart, and Burn Up Chart
Understand the Release Flow Management and Sprint Flow Management
Implement, for large products, hierarchical backlogs and, for multiple teams, a single product backlog
Estimate story sizes and velocity including how to do effective team estimation and planning poker, portfolio backlog item estimates, product backlog estimates, and task estimates
Understand estimating as a team, accuracy versus precision, relative size estimation, and forecasting velocity
Learn the cost of “technical debt” including product atrophy, decreased predictability, underperformance, attempts to falsely accelerate velocity, and manage the “accrual” of technical debt at a business and/or technical level. Service technical debt including knowing what debt should be repaid, paying incrementally, paying high-interest first, and repay while performing
Understand User Personas, Primary Persona, Negative Persona, and Example Persona
Understand the role of Feature Teams versus Component Teams and/or Multiple-Team coordination
Know the role for managers including fashioning teams, defining boundaries, providing clear goal evaluation, changing teams, and tips for empowering teams including promoting agile values, aligning groups/partners, and managing value-creation flow
Define requirements with story mapping including conversations, user stories with cards, conversations, and confirmation along with understanding the role of Nonfunctional Requirements
Implement Portfolio Planning with timing, participants, and process.
Implement Release Planning with coverage of Timing, Participants, Process, Release Constraints, fixed scope/date, Variable Quality, Minimum Releasable Features (MRFs), Sprint Mapping (PBI Slotting), and Fixed-Date Release Planning
Use standards for project implementation including Code Names, Mission Statements, Vision Statements, Business Value, Metrics, Milestones, Resources, and Risks
Understand and implement guidelines for refactoring
At Intertech, we don't just consult on Scrum - we use it!
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