What is Scrum?

What is Scrum?


Scrum is one of the globally-recognized agile frameworks. It is designed for small teams who perform time-bound activities called sprints. Furthermore, the sprints usually last one month or less with daily stand-up meetings of about 15 minutes.  At the end of any sprint, the team must produce a working software. Again, the working software must be valuable to customers or stakeholders.

Complexities and uncertainties in today’s world

Today, the business world is evolving at the speed of light. With advances in technology and mind-blowing innovations, it becomes difficult to predict what will happen in the next second.

As a result, it is no surprise that customers and stakeholders often change their minds on products and services. To deliver valuable products, it is imperative to encourage constant collaboration among all stakeholders. In other words, to prevent surprises, you have to involve everyone at different levels.

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The need for a solution

Scrum was developed in response to stakeholders’ changing requirements and complexities inherent in IT product development. In addition, it defines a comprehensive and integrated approach to product development. Using this framework, a development team works as a unit to achieve a common goal.

How Scrum came about

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum as an agile framework. Till date, many well-known organizations use it as their agile framework. Although Ken and Jeff developed the framework, different certification bodies exist. The two globally-recognized certification bodies are ‘Scrum Alliance‘ and ‘Scrum.org’.

Please, visit our ‘History of Scrum’ page to learn more .

Benefits to organizations and individuals

Organizations want to deliver value to stakeholders. However, this goal does not come easy. With the framework in place, you are certain that your organization will beat all odds to deliver quality products. Individuals who opt for the certification have better chances of getting a job or changing their jobs. In addition, they are able to work with diverse teams while delivering products that meet stakeholders’ expectations.

Please, visit our ‘Benefits of Scrum’  page to learn more.

From our foregoing discussion, let’s now ask more specific questions as seen below:

Simply put, it is an agile framework for managing and delivering products. It helps teams to deliver products incrementally, enabling quick feedback, continual improvement, and adaptation to change.

In 1995, Schwaber and Sutherland jointly presented a paper describing the framework at a workshop. After years of collaboration, both of them came up with what we call Scrum today.

No. It as an agile framework that is used for projects that are complex and highly unpredictable.

Yes, the course is globally relevant. As proof of its global relevance, there are thousands of Scrum-certified professionals spread across the world. Again, it is one of the most-sought-after agile frameworks for handling complexities and uncertainties in work environments.

With this certification, you are open to opportunities both locally and internationally.

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