First, as you'll soon find out, I don't know a lot about Scrum. However, I
have been impressed with what I've read and look forward to learning more.
At a high level, my understanding is that because software development is a
non-prescriptive process, it is reasonable to treat the development as a
"black-box" and to "control" the black-box behavior from the outside
Scrum Library::The Philosophy of Scrum).
This is consistent with my own experience in the use case and
object-oriented analysis, design, and implementation spaces (~12 years).
Recently, I've moved over to the UK to continue pursuit of a doctorate in
software engineering. As part of my research, I'm working on a
"middleweight requirements management toolset."
So, after this introduction, I'm interested in starting a thread (or
threads) related to managing the backlog, both the "Sprint backlog" and the
"Daily backlog." I think our toolset is appropriate for this management but
I anticipate that it will need to be configured for Scrum contexts in order
to make it easy enough to use so that a substantial benefit can be gained.
I will start a thread regarding managing the backlog shortly...