During this sprint we wanted to show a way to be more innovated by embracing Agile
Development as a viable development methodology.  This will allow us to deliver
information technology faster across key business units during this process.  With
our focus on this website, our goal is to help out the business world.  We need a
different approach than our standard Waterfall Methodology of the
SDLC process.  

Our first approach is to define the benefits and charting out the
Benefits of Agile
Management. A simple research on the web and showing the group how this will be a
benefit our group.  This was enough of an incentive to proceed further.  

Our next steps are to meet with
Paul, our Product Owner.  Paul had already meet with
Rob, the
Business Analyst.  Rob found out from the sponsors of what was expected.  
Most of the requirements were communicated through the
Initiation Document but
this was further broken down.  Now that there was a more definitive direction,  
Product Owner brought to the group the requirements in detail.  

Each of these requirement were written separately on index cards.  We took each of
these cards and put them in the order of the businesses priority.  This now created
Product Backlog.  Each index card will represent a User Story.  With the Product
backlog set with its requirements and prioritized we've now completed the Backlog
Grooming,  Out of this became a
Sprint Backlog.

Paul, our Product Owner was then ready to start the next Sprint Planning Meeting.  
Paul gathered the team together.  Including
Janet, the Scrum Master and the rest of
Scrum Team.  This team was defined in the Feasibility Phase of the project and
currently this still holds true.

Bob (Developer)
Jesus (Designer)
Kim (User Business Requirements)
Mark (Tester)
Raghid (Developer)
Sue (Tester)

We had a couple of problems at first.  One of the managers of the Finance
Department asked
Bob for a change in the Finance software and Janet had to step in
Bob is a resource for this project.  One of Janet's responsibilities is to
recognize case like this one and protects the team from these types of interruptions.

Starting out at first there was another issue with
Paul pushing what he thought was
his role,  He insisted on one of the User Stories should be done first.  Although it
ended up being done in the first score, it was explained to him, the team would
determine the priority of the Sprint Planning.  
Paul in this structure does not have the
authority to make demands.  

Paul will define the a hierarchy for the team but the team will determine what will fit in
the next Sprint to be delivered. The
team will go through a structured process called
the Daily Scrum Meeting.  About a 15 Minute meeting held in the morning.

Each member will report: What did I do yesterday, What will I do today, and what is
impeding me from doing my job.  This is where
Bob brought up the issue of the
Finance Manager asking him to do something.  

From the last implementation some other suggestions came in.  These requests will
be added to the
Product Backlog.  We made sure the suggestions were shown in this

During this sprint we wanted to show the
Product Backlog and the current Sprint
Backlog. We wanted to show what process we went through developing this Sprint. At
the same time we had other requirements of displaying a Sprint Planning Meeting,
creating multiple tabs for the site for better navigation, and as suggested showing all
individuals involved with Agile Management,

Check out the
Sprint Meeting tab and see details of one of our Sprint meetings.

I wanted to thank Rich for the suggestions of color coding the names.  This helps
visualize the individuals mentioned.   

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are fictitious.
Sept 25th
1st Sprint Release (complete)
Agile Management Project