The Scrum approach to agile software development marks a dramatic departure from waterfall management. Scrum and other agile methods were inspired by its shortcomings. Scrum emphasizes collaboration, functioning software, team self management, and the flexibility to adapt to emerging business realities.

January 2009

A Career In Scrum

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 15:49

As Scrum’s popularity increases, there is a rising demand for professionals with Scrum experience. However, since Scrum is still a fairly new management method, that puts many aspiring Scrum practitioners in a tough spot: They want the experience of working in a Scrum environment, but they need Scrum experience to get the job. Obviously, then, there is no better experience than actually working in a Scrum environment, but there are plenty of ways to build experience that will pay off in that environment.

Choosing a Scrum Pilot

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/13/2009 - 16:38

When a company is ready to migrate to Scrum, the first thing it will want to know is which of its projects would make a good Scrum pilot. If no one at the organization has past previous experience working in Scrum environments, figuring out which project to start with can leave a team feeling in the dark. After all, what attributes of a project makes it right — or wrong — for Scrum? Unfortunately, there are no cut-and-dry requirements for a Scrum project, but there are several factors to take into account when making a decision.