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Agile Software Development Methodologies-SCRUM

by on February 10, 2010

Agile methodology is an iterative and evolutionary approach to software development. Scrum is one of the flavors of the now widely implemented agile methodologies. Inspired from the sport, Rugby, the term ‘Scrum’, first coined in 1987, is fast becoming a buzzword in the software engineering industry.

In a nutshell, Scrum is a management and control process that cuts through complexity to focus on building software that meets business needs. The emerging issues paper, discusses what Scrum entails and how it is implemented. It explores how Scrum fosters exchange of knowledge in project teams, hence enhancing creativity.

Since the time of Scrum implementation, there has been a lot of speculation over its future. Even though Scrum is being widely adopted there are a few cases where the implementation of Scrum has failed. What are the causes for this failure? Is it a problem with Scrum or in the way it is being implemented?

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