Overview of Scrum

Scrum is the most popular Agile framework. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible and effective method designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project.

 

Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. The Scrum framework, as defined in the SBOKTM Guide, is structured in such a way that it supports product and service development in all types of industries and in any type of project, irrespective of its complexity.

A Scrum project involves a collaborative effort to create a new product, service or other result as defined in the Project Vision Statement. Projects are impacted by constraints of time, cost, scope, quality, resources, organizational capabilities and other limitations that make them difficult to plan, execute, manage and ultimately succeed. However, successful implementation of the results of a finished project provides significant business benefits to an organization. It is therefore important for organizations to select and practice an appropriate project delivery approach.

A key strength of Scrum lies in its use of cross-functional, self-organized and empowered teams who divide and execute their work in short, concentrated work cycles called Sprints. The focus of Scrum on value-driven delivery helps Scrum Teams deliver results as early in the project as possible.

Overview of scrum methodology