In this post, we’ll briefly discuss the benefits of the Scrum framework, how we can use it and our own Andrew Gibson, Senior Trainer Partner and Scrum & Agile Coach explains what Scrum is and how it works.
According to Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland – who developed Scrum and the Scrum Guide – Scrum is defined as:
“A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.”
The Scrum framework promotes teamwork, accountability, clear common goals and continuous improvement of the product as well as that of the team and the working environment.
It’s ideally used in projects with requirements that change frequently. Scrum is both iterative and incremental and helps deliver functional products more frequently.
Benefits of the Scrum framework includes:
- Faster development of quality products
- Increased return on investment and lower costs
- Decrease in time to market
- Increased customer satisfaction
- More motivated, productive and happier employees
- Reduced risk rate
Uses of Scrum
Scrum was initially developed for managing and developing products. Starting in the early 1990s, Scrum has been used extensively, worldwide, to:
1. Research and identify viable markets, technologies, and product capabilities
2. Develop products and enhancements
3. Release products and enhancements, as frequently as many times per day
4. Develop and sustain Cloud and other operational environments for product use
5. Sustain and renew products
Scrum has been used to develop software, hardware, embedded software, networks of interacting function, autonomous vehicles, schools, government, marketing, managing the operation of organizations and almost everything we use in our daily lives, as individuals and societies.
As technology, market, and environmental complexities and their interactions have rapidly increased, Scrum’s utility in dealing with complexity is proven daily.
Scrum proved especially effective in iterative and incremental knowledge transfer. Scrum is now widely used for products, services, and the management of the parent organization.
The essence of Scrum is a small team of people. The individual team is highly flexible and adaptive. These strengths continue operating in single, several, many, and networks of teams that develop, release, operate and sustain the work and work products of thousands of people. They collaborate and interoperate through sophisticated development architectures and target release environments.
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