This article provides an ‘Introduction to the Scrum Development Framework’ and looks to discuss what the advantages of the Scrum Development Framework.
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Scrum Development and The Scrum Framework
Think back to the example where you were developing a tech product that had become obsolete before you even finished producing it. With the traditional structure you were working in, there was no chance of changing the product at that point in the development process.
What if you had the ability to make changes to the product at any point in the development process? That would allow you the flexibility to keep up with the changing technology world so that your product is cutting edge when it hits the market. If this scenario sounds familiar, scrum might be the right agile framework for your company. This approach enables you to cultivate constructive change.
Scrum Development Framework: Decomposing Tasks
Scrum focuses on breaking the project down into its smallest parts and developing them in short sprints of work. This allows the requirements of the project to change mid-process in between the sprints. The project isn’t completely mapped out from the beginning, so there’s room for the product requirements to change as it becomes better understood by the customers and development team.
The product is developed incrementally, so there’s a constant delivery of value and room for continuous improvement. Because of the smaller increments of product delivery, the product can get to the market much faster, allowing your company and your customers to benefit from the added value much sooner.
Scrum also solves the problem you had in the example because of how much flexibility it gives in the product requirements at every stage of development. The business environment changes so frequently that the project development process has to be able to reflect that.
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User Stories Applied
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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.
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Our Favourite Agile Books
We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: