Why Use Scrum?

Why Use Scrum?


Why Use Scrum?

Why use scrum in software development? Here are some of the key benefits of Scrum in any project are:

  • Adaptability: Empirical process control and iterative delivery make projects adaptable and open to incorporating change.
  • Transparency: All information radiators like a Scrumboard and Sprint Burndown Chart are shared, leading to an open work environment.
  • Continuous Feedback: Continuous feedback is provided through the Conduct Daily Standup and Demonstrate and Validate Sprint processes.
  • Continuous Improvement: The deliverables are improved progressively Sprint by Sprint, through the Groom Prioritized Product Backlog process.
  • Continuous Delivery of Value: Iterative processes enable the continuous delivery of value through the Ship Deliverables process as frequently as the customer requires.
  • Sustainable Pace: Scrum processes are designed such that the people involved can work at a sustainable pace that they can, in theory, continue indefinitely.
  • Early Delivery of High Value: The Create Prioritized Product Backlog process ensures that the highest value requirements of the customer are satisfied first.
  • Efficient Development Process: Time-boxing and minimizing non-essential work leads to higher efficiency levels.
  • Motivation: The Conduct Daily Standup and Retrospect Sprint processes lead to greater levels of motivation among employees.
  • Faster Problem Resolution: Collaboration and colocation of cross-functional teams lead to faster problem solving.
  • Effective Deliverables: The Create Prioritized Product Backlog process and regular reviews after creating deliverables ensures effective deliverables to the customer.
  • Customer Centric: Emphasis on business value and having a collaborative approach to stakeholders ensures a customer-oriented framework.
  • High Trust Environment: Conduct Daily Standup and Retrospect Sprint processes promote transparency and collaboration, leading to a high trust work environment ensuring low friction among employees.
  • Collective Ownership: The Approve, Estimate, and Commit User Stories process allows team members to take ownership of the project and their work leading to better quality.
  • High Velocity: A collaborative framework enables highly skilled cross-functional teams to achieve their full potential and high velocity.
  • Innovative Environment: The Retrospect Sprint and Retrospect Project processes create an environment of introspection, learning, and adaptability leading to an innovative and creative work environment.

Source: A Guide to the SCRUM BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (SBOKā„¢ Guide), 2013 Edition [1]

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