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JIRA Agile Essentials

By : Patrick Li
Book Image

JIRA Agile Essentials

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)


Unlike the traditional waterfall methodology where every task or project phase is sequential, Scrum prescribes the notion of iteration. At a high level, with Scrum, a project is broken up into a number of iterations called sprints. Each sprint is usually one or two weeks long; the project team completes a portion of the overall project, and the project is completed when all the sprints are finished. With this approach, the project team is able to do the following:

  • Continuously deliver with each sprint, so feedback can be gathered early

  • Accommodate changes during the project life cycle

  • Identify issues early on rather than at the very end, which is costly

  • Continuously improve the process with retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint

Roles in Scrum

In any Scrum team, there are three primary roles. Although each role has its own specific functions and responsibilities, you need all three to work together as a cohesive team in order to be successful at Scrum.

The product owner

The product...