Scrum is an iterative incremental framework for managing complex work (such as new product development) commonly used with agile software development.
Although Scrum was intended for management of software development projects, it can be used to run software maintenance teams, or as a general project/program management approach.
Scrum is a “process skeleton,” which contains sets of practices and predefined roles. The main roles in Scrum are:
- the “ScrumMaster”, who maintains the processes (typically in lieu of a project manager);
- the “Product Owner”, who represents the stakeholders;
- the “Team”, a cross-functional group of about 7 people who do the actual analysis, design, implementation, testing, etc.
Here is my collection of Scrum resources in the world wide web:
- Scrum (development) @Wikipedia – (that’s where my Scrum introduction text is basically from ;))
- Scrum 4 You — Scrum, Thoughts and more by Boris Gloger – one of the european Scrum Guru’s
- Scrum Alliance – as official as it can get 🙂
Here are some articles I find very interesting:
Next week I will attend the Certified ScrumMaster training in Munich, done by Boris Gloger. So more posts about Scrum are about the follow this one.