Scrum is an agile and flexible methodology to manage software development, whose main objective is to maximize the return on investment for your company (ROI). It is based on first building the functionality of greater value for the client and on the principles of continuous inspection, adaptation, self-management and innovation.
When it's used?
With the Scrum methodology the client is enthusiastic and committed to the project as it sees it grow iteration to iteration. It also allows you to realign the software with your company's business objectives at any time, as it can introduce functional or priority changes at the start of each new iteration without any problems.
This method of work promotes the innovation, motivation and commitment of the team that is part of the project, so that professionals find a favorable environment to develop their skills.
- Meeting Expectations : The customer establishes his expectations indicating the value that each requirement / history of the project contributes, the team estimates them and with this information the Product Owner establishes its priority. On a regular basis, in the Sprint demos the Product Owner verifies that the requirements have been met and feedback is provided to the team.
- Flexibility to change : High responsiveness to changes in requirements generated by customer needs or market evolutions. The methodology is designed to adapt to the changing requirements of complex projects.
- Time to Market Reduction : The customer can start using the most important features of the project before it is completely finished.
- Higher software quality : The methodical work and the need to obtain a functional version after each iteration, helps to obtain a higher quality software.
- Increased productivity : It is achieved among other reasons, thanks to the elimination of bureaucracy and the motivation of the team that provides the fact that they are autonomous to organize.
- Maximize return on investment (ROI) : Software production only with the benefits that bring greater business value thanks to prioritization for return on investment.
- Time predictions : This methodology uses the average sprint speed (so-called story points), so that it is possible to easily estimate when a certain functionality is available that is still in the Backlog.
- Reducing risks : The fact of carrying out the most valuable functionalities in the first place and knowing the speed with which the equipment advances in the project, allows to effectively clear risks in advance.
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