The History of Scrum

Scrum has revolutionized the field of project management, providing new and unique methods to assist businesses in meeting customer needs while letting employees do what they do best. Each team fulfills specific, designated work and is encouraged to complete their tasks in the way they work best. This ensures that customers’ expectations are met and that products are delivered on time. Scrum is a relatively new addition to the project management field. Here’s a brief breakdown on its history.


The Founders

The Scrum method as we know it was developed by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in 1995. Together, they created a framework for project development that is currently used by many leading software development companies. Both men have extensive experience in the software development industry and have continued to develop the scrum method for other industries.


Why Scrum

The term as we use it was derived from rugby. In the sport, the scrum involves several players with interlocking arms, pushing against the other team. They brace against one another and help kick the ball towards their team’s side. Just like rugby, strong project development requires teamwork and communication. Each member of a scrum team helps further the project’s development.


Current Applications

While it was initially applied to the software industry, scrum is now widely used across many areas, from manufacturing to education. The original framework has been expanded to fit the Agile Project Management system, which uses the original framework of Scrum and implements several team leaders to oversee the project’s development.


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