In scrum lesson 1, we learned about Scrum Principles in general. In this lesson, we’ll discuss first principle. Empirical process control is the first principle of Scrum framework. Scrum decisions are based on observation and experimentation rather than on detailed upfront planning. Empirical Process Control relies on three main ideas:
- It allows all facets of any scrum process to be observed by anyone
- This promotes an easy and transparent flow of information throughout the organization
- It creates an open work culture
- The following artifacts should be openly shared
- Project Vision Statement
- Prioritized Product Backlog
- Release Planning Schedule
- The following information radiators should be openly shared
- Burnout Charts
- Scrum Boards
- The following meeting outputs should be openly shared
- Sprint Review Meetings
- Daily Standup Meetings
The inspection of the whole scrum processes are done via the following items:
- Scrum Board
- Frequent feedback can be provided using the following:
- Develop Epics
- Create Prioritized Product backlogs
- Conduct Release Planning
- Final Inspection should be done by demonstrating and validating sprint
Adaptation happens when scrum core team and stakeholders learn through transparency and inspection and then adapt by making improvements in the work they’re doing.
- Through daily scrum meetings when scrum team members discuss impediments to complete their tasks.
- After meeting the scrum team, the scrum master coordinates help from other team members.
- Mentor those with relatively low experience.
- Adaptation is also done by constant risk identification and management.