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What is Scrum?

When I started using Scrum, I found lots of meanings of Scrum on the Net, let me share this details with you. It might help you to get going with Scrum quickly.

What is Scrum?

Is it a technology?
Is it Project Management methodology?
Is it a secret of Project Success?

Actually, “Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development”

Scrum was developed in early 1990’s by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. They defined the Scrum in an article called Scrum Guide, as per this Scrum is “A framework within which people can address adaptive problems while productively and creatively delivering the products of the highest possible value”

Scrum is:

  • Lightweight
  • Simple to understand
  • Difficult to master
  • Absolute Transparent

For More details: Scrum Guide

The term Scrum comes from a play in the game Rugby where the team’s arms are interlocked and the team pushes to gain ground. The idea to incorporate this collaborative effort into a business processes like product development is Scrum.

Some look to Scum as the Holy Grail for efficient and effective project management, but Scrum does not in itself resolve existing organizational and team problems. The greatest benefit of Scrum is in its absolute transparency. It places a spotlight on any team or organizational impediment and the framework helps to identify them. It’s up to the team and the organization to implement changes to make sure that Scrum is successful.

I hope you got the idea about what Scrum is.