In This Chapter
Quantifying the benefits of scrum
Structuring the product owner role
Creating your product vision
Implementing the scrum master role
Following common practices
“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
— Parkinson’s Law
Understanding scrum is simple in concept yet often difficult in application. Changing 70 years of product development paradigm is going to be challenging. Still, 30–40 percent time-to-market increase and 30–70 percent cost savings are realistic. Jeff Sutherland has documented 1,000 percent performance improvements by using scrum. Given that potential, it’s worth it to disrupt your comfort zone, and start dealing with the organizational dysfunctions that are holding you back.
If the number-one trend in IT is converting to scrum and associated agile engineering approaches (such as eXtreme Programming), it is possible for your organization to make the transition. Many companies are doing it and doing it ...