Team Lead/Scrum Master tasks

The Sprint Process Overview presentation is located here:

Reference docs:

Team Meetings to schedule

The following meetings are scheduled by each team lead, and only the development team is required for these meetings.

  • Daily standup 
  • Backlog grooming (once per sprint) Please include Wesley Brown in these meetings.
  • Estimation (story sizing if this will be separate from backlog grooming) Article about sizing:
  • Sprint Q&A: As needed, the team lead, dev members, will meet to ask questions about tickets that are in backlog grooming. During this time they may want to include the product owner (Mary Jo) so that they can receive guidance on the ticket, or guidelines to implement. It's important that the prioritization of each team's sprint has been reviewed by the product owner before the sprint starts, or once the sprint has started.

The Sprint Showcase is scheduled every two weeks at the end of each showcase. Sam Im (Deactivated) has created the recurring meeting series in ZoomOpenLMIS. All team members should participate, and showcase to external and internal stakeholders. Meeting invite is here: 

Topic: OpenLMIS End of Sprint Showcase

Time: May 9, 2018 6:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Every 2 weeks on Wed, until Dec 05, 2018, 16 occurrence(s)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Sprint Grooming

The team lead is responsible for the following tasks, or can coordinate with the team to ensure the tasks are complete:

  • Add tickets to the Backlog Grooming page for the upcoming sprint
  • Review all tickets with the dev team to identify any questions in the ticket, agree on ticket acceptance criteria, size (if there is time)
  • Prioritize and categorize tickets within the backlog grooming page
  • Help with breaking down stories/tickets: 

Sprint Planning

The team lead is responsible for leading the sprint planning meeting, and all members in the development team are required.

  • Team calendar and sprint schedule is available and updated to review the capacity
  • If there was a previous sprint, the velocity has been captured to help plan
  • Development team begins tasking out each of the tickets (this process helps outline what is needed to complete the ticket, although it is expected that more tasks will be found as ticket work begins)
  • Sam Im (Deactivated) review each team's sprints and the tickets that were committed (if there are any changes or questions to acceptance criteria, Sam will mention it in the ticket)

Daily Sprint Standup

The team lead is responsible for leading the daily standup, and all members in the development team are required.

  • View Jira current sprint board, each team member tells the team: What did you do today? (Ticket #), Do I have any blockers for tomorrow? Anything you need from others (code reviews, testing)? Posted in #general slack channel
  • Move tickets as needed during the standup, dev team should talk about the Ticket # they are working on, and the task they are working on
  • When a ticket is moved to In QA, they must ask: Who will be assigned to QA? If the ticket is moved to In QA and will be assigned to someone that is not at the standup, it will be posted in the #QA Slack channel and the assignee will be mentioned. 
  • Invite product owner, QA lead as needed (the team lead will decide if anyone outside of the team is needed to join a standup, or they will mention the person in the #dailystandup or #general channel) 

Sprint Showcase

The team lead is responsible for coordinating with the development team about what will be showcased. If there are recordings for the showcase, the team lead will play them during the showcase.

  • Coordinate team's demonstration of each ticket that was worked on during the sprint
  • Play any recordings as needed
  • Discuss sprint report (stats) for your team during the showcase
  • When a team member is showcasing, they should first briefly explain the business value, or the value of the ticket, to provide context of why it was done. 
  • After the first 3 sprints showcases, we will review if we want to make any changes. Here are some ideas:
    • Includes all teams so this might need to be longer than 1.5 hours
    • Two meetings in the morning, with a break in between?
    • Scheduled hours per team (Parrot 6-7, Ona 7-8, JSI 8-9) and time box each ticket. 

Sprint Retrospective

The team lead is responsible for leading the retrospective, and all members in the development team are required to attend. 

End of Sprint tasks

Update Showcase confluence page:

QA Process

  • Once a week QA meeting should include all QA leads.

Team Coordination

  • Team Lead Calendar suggestions include: Use this confluence page to track availability, and agree on a recurring time that we can meet 374800446
    • Sprint meetings must be added to this calendar
    • Include Sam on all sprint meeting invites as optional (I would like to attend the first few sprint meetings to help with sprint process related questions)
    • 5/18 meeting agenda:

      • Retrospective overview
        • Best practices (all team members at the same time)
        • Other options if team members aren't available at the same time for retro
      • Sprint numbering change for all teams (starting all teams at 100)
      • Team Lead backlog grooming and prioritization: All team leads, plus Mary Jo and Josh review the backlog for prioritization and any grooming related questions.
        • Discuss the strategy for letting other teams learn - pulling in tickets related to tech debt or bugs, letting other teams work on other features
        • Answering questions such as: when the reporting stack migrates, coordinating integration, performance issues, testing across teams (regression or release)
      • Feedback on Sprint Showcase with teams from the retros (if the time for the showcase works, or any other suggestions)

How to Create and Start a Sprint in Jira

  • Scroll down to the Backlog and click on the button labeled "Create Sprint" on the right side
  • A row will be added.
  • Click the button with the three dots on the right side and click Edit to change the name of the sprint if needed
  • Go to each ticket that's in your backlog and add it to this sprint
  • Navigate back to the Jira Backlog page and you should see all items added to the sprint. Double check this against the Confluence Backlog page to make sure you captured all of the issues.
  • Click the Start sprint button and complete the form

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