Welcome to Scrum:
In this book, we are going to be taking a look at the most popular and commonly practiced Agile methodology. While there are other Agile project management methodologies out there, Scrum is definitely the most widely recognized in this category.
Scrum, along with other Agile methodologies, was born in the software industry. Therefore, most observers believe that it is exclusive to software development. Nevertheless, it has been proven that Scrum can be implemented across various industries and virtually on any type of project. However, Scrum truly shines in projects in which there is a great deal of uncertainty and potential for constant change. In such circumstance, Agile is the best choice for a project management methodology.
Keeping to the Agile Manifesto, you will easily learn:
- Uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.
- How Scrum works to create value
- Learn about Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
- And much more....
In cases where there is an established process by which a project can be completed, especially where there is little uncertainty and a great deal of assurance, then traditional project management methodologies may be more appropriate.
Ultimately, Scrum is a dynamic methodology which can provide your organization with a good set of tools. These tools will allow your organization to make the most of its expertise and knowledge while developing great solutions for customers.
The core tenet of Scrum is to deliver value to customers at all points throughout the project’s life cycle. While it may not always be possible to deliver working software at the very beginning of the project, the project team must strive to deliver working software as soon as it is possible. This will allow for customer feedback moving forward.
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