The Scrum Aide Memoir. A single page that lists all of the main elements of the Scrum framework as stated in the definitive Scrum Guide provided by Scrum.org. Find out how to get your copy of this must-have document.
The Scrum Aide Memoir
As regular readers will know, in the past I created and delivered a Scrum Master training course. I had to produce a number of items for the course including a slide show, training notes, practice assessments and a Scrum Aide Memoir. Of these, the latter item proved the most difficult, the most useful and the most popular with students.
I’ve included all the salient facts about Scrum on one side of a single sheet of paper. You’ll find all the accountabilities, events and artifacts described in relevant detail. Facts related to the Product Owner, Scrum Master, Development Team, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment, Sprint, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective are all included.
You’ll also find definitions of other Scrum terms such as the definition of “Done”, Sprint Goal and Product Backlog refinement as well as descriptions of terminology such as time-box, and estimating to name but a few.
These facts are presented in an easy-to-read format and fully comply with the latest edition of the Scrum Guide (November 2020). It’s a super fast read and a constant reminder of the fundamental elements of Scrum. Handy for both Scrum Masters and Scrum Teams, especially where Scrum has been newly introduced.
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I downloaded the aide memoir. On top of the aide memoir is written ” based on the scrum guide October 2011 edn”. the aide memoir sheet says A sprint goal is defined before sprint backlog is devised. But the scrum guide says ” After the dev team forecasts the PBI it will deliver in the sprint , the scrum team crafts a sprint goal”. The scrum guide is Oct 2011 edn. These 2 are contradicting. Which is correct????
That’s a really good question. Whenever you’re faced with any doubt over a question such as this, ALWAYS rely on the Scrum Guide. In this particular case though, you need to really understand the Scrum Guide to know that the Scrum Aide Memoir is also right. Here’s why:
Page 10 of the Scrum Guide, in the section titled ‘Part One: What will be done this Sprint?’, third paragraph, first sentence: “After the Development Team forecasts the Product Backlog items it will deliver in the Sprint, the Scrum Team crafts a Sprint Goal.”
At the top of page 14 of the Scrum Guide, in the section titled ‘Sprint Backlog’, first sentence, it reads: “The Sprint Backlog is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint plus a plan for delivering the product Increment and realizing the Sprint Goal.”
So, to create a Sprint Backlog, you do these three things, in order:
1. Select PBI’s for the Sprint
2. Devise the Sprint Goal
3. Create a plan for how you will build this functionality into a “Done” product increment
Hence why the Sprint Goal is defined before the Sprint Backlog is defined. The Scrum Aide Memoir and Scrum Guide are both correct.
I am preparing for Scrum exam – I have a questions I would appriciate some feedback for:
Can the PO and SM be alocated to more than one scrum team?
Yes, they certainly can though their effectiveness would (obviously) be diluted.
Also, in my experience, Product Owners often have a different, full-time, role in the organization they work for. As such, finding enough time to do the PO role for one Scrum team is hard, let alone more than one!