Why Scrum Works

Scrum, the ethos of simplicity.

Last week I gave a presentation to the Developers’ Group and Scottish Developers user groups.

I spoke about the project mangement/control technique known as Scrum. The session ran for over an hour and some lively debate followed. Read more about it here.

Anyway, the slides and a sample backlog are now available here.

It’s worth noting that for the purposes of this session I split my product backlog in to four sprints. In reality, you probably don’t know the contents of subsequent sprints until after the last sprint has been completed. Agility. Flexibility. Simplicity. It’s all about the freedom to change the order in which requirements are turned in to working value/functionality.