Activities and artifacts

There are several activities and artifacts that are part of Agile Development.

Activities

The following are typical activities of the scrum process:
  • Sprint planning: The scrum master and team members select the stories that they can commit to deliver during a sprint.
  • Daily scrum: The scrum master meets briefly with team members each day to discuss progress, planned work, and any impediments (known as blockers).
  • Sprint reviews: At the end of the sprint, the scrum master and team members discuss the work completed and demonstrate new features.
  • Sprint retrospectives: At the end of the sprint, the scrum master and team members discuss the work completed and demonstrate the completed work to the product owner. In addition, the team reviews the sprint and discusses ways to improve the execution of future sprints.

Artifacts

  • Velocity chart: A chart displaying the historical performance of a team, used to better estimated the amount of work the team can deliver in a future sprint.
  • Burn down chart: A chart generated during a sprint that provides at-a-glance reporting of ideal sprint progress against actual sprint progress over time.