Your Quick Guide to All Things Scrum

by Scrum Alliance
Hand with Post-its showing how some people visualize Scrum

Why Does Scrum Work?

Scrum is a way to manage complex work. So how come it works? Watch this video from a few of our trainers and coaches to discover the simple power of scrum.

The Benefits of Using Scrum

Anybody who works on a complex product or faces a complex project can benefit from using Scrum.

Scrum was founded in the technology and software industries, but there are no limits to where Scrum can transform the world of work. Scrum and other agile frameworks have the power to transform project management across every industry in every business.

Scrum is not unproven hype. Scrum has been used to manage work on complex products since the early 1990s. It’s a solid and successful framework that’s been applied to a variety of projects and teams. In fact, Scrum is by far the most popular and widely used agile framework.

How Scrum Helps All Industries Manage Change

Teams that use agile frameworks like Scrum discover how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes their way. And by staying focused, collaborating, and communicating, teams can accomplish what truly needs to be done — together.

Universities use Scrum to deliver valued projects to clients. Militaries have relied on Scrum to prepare ships for deployment. In the automotive world, Team Wikispeed is using Scrum to build a fast, affordable, ultra-efficient, safe commuter car that should sell for less than $20,000. 

Companies that have adopted an agile framework like Scrum report the following benefits:

  • Increased ability to manage changing priorities
  • Better visibility into projects
  • More alignment between business and IT
  • Faster time to market

So whether you’re working on the next smartphone app, managing logistics for a store, or planning a charity event, you should take a closer look at using Scrum.

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