23 February 2024

Scrum and Technical Practices

Scrum and Technical Practices

  • While technical practices aren’t specifically included as a part of Scrum, the rapid pace of development using Scrum often requires that good technical practices are utilized by Developers in order to be successful.

Scrum approach

  • As part of incremental development, Scrum puts quality before scope.
    • Writing high-quality code is an art in itself.
    • It requires skills, dedication, mastery, agreed practices, and agreed on standards.

Scrum and Technical Practices

Clean code

  • Software code that is expressed well, formatted correctly, and organized for later coders to understand.
    • With Clean Code, Clarity is preferred over cleverness.

Clean code principles and best practices

  • Common closure principal
  • Single responsibility principal
  • Decouple construction from runtime

Clean Code features

  • Descriptive Function Names
  • Small Functions
  • Few Comments
  • Few Arguments
  • Single Responsibility Principle
  • Necessary Code Only
  • Tested

Orphan Code

  • Orphan, dead or unreachable code is a code that will never be executed.
    • It shows itself as variables that are declared but never used, functions that are never called, or code that is skipped because of a condition branch.

Scout Rule

  • Scout Rule is the practice of always leaving the code base in a little better state than it was found before modifications, is called the Scout Rule.
    • Scout Rule is a mean to progress towards Clean Code.


  • Scrum Developers work toward company, development and organizational Standards.
  • Common Standards used during coding
    • Pointer and Reference Usage
    • File Naming Convention
    • Naming Convention (the benefit of establishing naming Standards for code is that it makes the code more Readable)
    • Formatting and Indentation
    • Classes, Functions and Interfaces
    • Comments and Documents

Feature Toogle

  • Software development practice that allows dynamically turning functionality on and off.
    • Feature toggle doesn’t impact the overall accessibility of the system by users.

More informations for Scrum Testing

More informations for the Scrum PSD certification here.

Updated : 01/10/2021

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