Scrum Definitions

  • B

    burn down chart

    A burn down chart is a visual representation of the amount of work that still needs to be completed before the end of a project.

  • D

    daily stand-up meeting

    A daily stand-up meeting is a short organizational meeting that is held early each day. The practice is commonly used in the Scrum development methodology.

  • I

    iterative development

    Iterative development is a way of breaking down the software development of a large application into smaller chunks.

  • P

    pigs and chickens

    Pigs and chickens is an analogy used in the Scrum software development model to define the type of role an attendee can play at a daily scrum meeting.

  • product backlog grooming

    Product backlog grooming is an Agile software development process in which the development team revisits a pre-defined product backlog, working with stakeholders to prioritize and break the backlog list into user stories for future use.

  • product owner

    The product owner is a role in scrum development of the person who represents the business or user community.

  • R

    rescoring

    Rescoring is an Agile software development process in which the development team revisits a pre-defined list of user stories to review story point scores and adjust them up or down based on what the team has learned in previous development iterations.  

  • S

    Scrum

    Scrum is a collaborative Agile development framework that breaks large processes down into small pieces in order to streamline efficiency.

  • sprint (software development)

    A sprint is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review.

  • W

    WAG (estimate)

    A WAG (wild-ass guess) is an estimate for how long it will take to complete a project.  In agile and scrum software development, a WAG is often based upon historical experience. 

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