Chapter 4: Systems Thinking

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Paraphrasing Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book 8

Scrum has been an amazingly successful Agile methodology and has largely won the Agile wars as an industry standard. Scrum's strength comes from the following critical success factors:

  • Its foundations in empirical process control theory help teams to solve complex adaptive problems.
  • Relatively simple to learn.
  • Minimizes prescriptive practices.
  • Teams and organizations can implement their preferred business and user requirements analysis and engineering practices within the framework.

By now, you should have a strong understanding of how the basic Scrum framework supports Agile-based values and principles.

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