Scrum guide mind map

Just found out I forgot to publish the Mind Map I used while studying for my scrum master certification. The mind map is based on the scrum guide. Download the scrum guide mind map pdf.

Scrum Team

  • Product owner: Responsable for maximizing the value of the product. She manages the Product Backlog.
  • Development Team: Does the work to deliver the releasable increment. The team is self-organizing and because of that needs to be cross-functional. It’s size shoud be somewhere beteen 3 and 9.
  • Scrum master: A servant leader who makes sure scrum is understood and enacted.

Scrum Events

  • Sprint: Time-box (month) to create the useable, potential releasable product ‘Increment’. Can be cancelled only by the Product Owner
  • Sprint Planning Meeting: Or actually a part focussing on the What and part on the How. On the what side focus on Forecast functionality based on the Product Backlog, Latest Increment, Projected capacity of the Development Team and Past performance of the Development Team. The How boils down to the so called Sprint Backlog.
  • Daily scrum: is performed by the Development team and answers 4 questions in 15 minutes: What has been accomplished? What will be done next? What obstacles are in the way? And syncs activities and plan for next 24 hours.
  • Sprint Review: Held to inspect the increment and adapt the Product Backlog. Time-boxed at 4 hours.
  • Sprint Retrospective: Where the Scrum Team inspect itself on people, relations, processes and tools. Besides that it plans for improvements (adapt). Time-boxed at 4 hours.

Scrum Artifacts

  • Product Backlog: with description, order/priority and estimate. Maintained by backlog grooming.
  • Sprint Backlog: Monitor sprint progress on the (total) work remaining. Set of Backlog items selected for the Sprint + a plan for delivering the product Increment and realizing the Sprint Goal.
  • Increment: The sum of all the Product Backlog items completed during a Sprint and all previous Sprints.

Definition of done

The definition of done is used to have a shared understanding of “done”. You can find a good definition of done example on this blog.

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  5. Raymond Makenbach

    This is a great presentation, and I like the format. One of the things we find valuable as one of the scrum practices is the Demo. The Demo is an event held at the end of a sprint where the results of the sprint are demonstrated to the stakeholders. It provides accountability for the Development Team and awareness for the business stakeholders on progress.

  6. Ruth Walker

    Thanks for sharing this great mind map! Really great to see how you are using mind mapping software or your SCRUM activities.

    Would love to see this map shared on to the Biggerplate Library for the rest of our international community to see, and would also like to get in touch to discuss collaboration with our Business Club, if you are interested?

    I look forward to hearing from you!


  7. PeterPaul Post author

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for reaching out. Sure we could share the mind map on Biggerplate with a proper reference to its source. Please let me know what you need.
    Maybe use twitter @deltalounge or mail to speed up that conversation.

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