CHAPTER 5: Simply the best: Scrum essentials


Scrum has become popular because it works. However, it hasn’t been an overnight success – it’s been on quite a journey to reach the incredible popularity it enjoys today. It had its roots in product development and innovation in mid-1980s Japan before being built on and refined in the US during the 1990s. People tried it, wrote papers on it, blogged about it but most crucially improved it by learning lessons. Eventually a critical mass of people delivered successful projects using it and the word was out.

Scrum now happily co-exists with a whole range of other agile frameworks and although they frequently snap at its heels for the ...

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