Agile Ceremonies

Daily Standup Meeting

Is a quick and focused gathering where the development team comes together to synchronize and plan their work for the day. Held at the same time each day, usually in the morning, team members communicate about the accomplishments of the previous day, what they plan to work today and if there are any impediments blocking the progress?

This ceremony fosters transparency, highlights roadblocks, and promotes accountability, ensuring that the team is aligned and ready to tackle challenges.

Frequency: Daily
Duration: 15 minutes

Grooming Sessions

In our weekly grooming sessions, the development team meticulously examines and refines the product backlog. This collaborative activity involves the product owner, development team, and sometimes stakeholders.

The team reviews user stories, clarifies requirements, estimates effort, and ensures the backlog items are ready for upcoming sprints. Grooming sessions enhance clarity, prioritize features, and set the stage for efficient sprint planning.

Frequency: Weekly
Duration: 2 hours

Demo Session

At the end of each sprint, we host a demo session to showcase the progress achieved during the sprint cycle. This event involves the development team, product owner, stakeholders, and any interested parties.

The team presents the completed user stories and features, offering a tangible demonstration of the work accomplished. The demo session facilitates feedback, validates assumptions, and aligns stakeholders’ expectations with the evolving product.

When: End of Sprint
Duration: 1 hour

Sprint Planning

Sprint planning is a pivotal ceremony that marks the start of a new sprint cycle. The development team collaborates with the product owner to define the sprint goal, review and select user stories from the refined backlog, and break them down into actionable tasks.

Estimations are refined, and the team commits to completing a set of user stories within the sprint’s time frame. Sprint planning sets the direction and scope for the upcoming sprint.

When: Start of The Sprint
Duration: 2 hours

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