What is Scrum? Why Scrum and Who is Scrum for?

What is Scrum?

Scrum is one of the most popular Agile Frameworks nowadays. It's a mindset, an approach to turning a complex project into something workable. Scrum is adaptive, speedy, flexible, iterative, and effective.
Scrum Development is designed to deliver a significant chunk of product in short cycle, quickly iteratively with continuous feedback and continuous improvement, and adaption to change.

An empirical process is generally used for dealing with the large and complex project developments where the definition of the requirement is not so clear or well defined. Scrum falls under Empirical Process where Transparency, Inspection, and Adaption are 3 pillars.
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Why Scrum?

The key strength of scrum is Scrum Team, which is self-organized, cross-functional, and self-motivated.

Following are the 10 key points why we should use Scrum. 
  1. Effective and Timeboxed Development process
    Scrum is timeboxed and all the events in scrum are time-boxed. It minimizes the unimportant work so that the efficiency is high.

  2. Continuous Delivery
    At the end of every sprint, all the completed stories would be delivered or added to a potentially shippable product as frequently as the customer requires.

  3. Continous Feedback and Continous Improvements
    Collaboration with the client is done at all the stages of development. The continuous feedback from client helps the team to improves product delivery.

  4. Early Delivery of Most Valuable Requirement
    With Scrum, we can start early delivery with the most viable products, that helps the client to capture the market first.

  5. Motivation
    Though Scrum Team is self-motivated, daily standups and retrospective sprint processes give greater levels of motivation among the team.

  6. Faster Problem Resolution
    Collaboration and Cross-functional teams are the key points for faster problem-solving. The team works together to the great level of trust and be knowing each other, so as to solve the problems faster.

  7. Effective Deliverables
    Regular backlog grooming, refinement process, and prioritized product backlog process help effective deliverables to the client.

  8. Customer Centric
    Scrum is more customer-driven, that aides on business esteem. Having a collective way to deal with the issues encourages the group to distinguish the issues and its determination at a beginning time of a venture.

  9. High Trust Environment and Collective Ownership
    Conducting daily standup and retrospective meetings gives transparency and collaboration, prompting a high trust workplace, guaranteeing low grinding among representatives.

  10. Innovative Environment
    The retrospective meeting creates an environment of learning and adaptability prompting an imaginative and inventive workplace.
Who is Scrum for?

Scrum can be used in any complex environment, doesn't matter if you are working on your website, web application, a smartphone application, an e-commerce website for a store, or planning an event.

Scrum has the ability to change or extend the administration for each industry, each business, and even in daily lifestyle. By using Scrum, you turn out to be agiler and more focused; and by staying focused, collaborating, and communicating, you can achieve what truly needs to be done - Successfully.

As I said earlier, Scrum is a mindset so you can fit the framework anywhere.

"Scrum is easy, solving problems with Scrum is challenging." ~ Ken Schwaber

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