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Frederik M. FowlerNavigating Hybrid Scrum Environmentshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4164-6_3

3. Scrum and Waterfall

Frederik M. Fowler1 
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

The Scrum Framework was developed as a reaction to some frustrating limitations found in the “traditional” way software development work is organized. The traditional framework is codified in the PMI’s PMBOK and is commonly known as the system development life cycle (SDLC) or waterfall.

The SDLC framework envisions software development as a series of “projects.” Each project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Throughout the life of a product, there may be many projects that are used to change or enhance the product’s functionality. Each project is a discrete ...

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