The 15th State of Agile Survey is out. The results have revealed some surprising findings but one thing has been the same.
And, the winner is Scrum. The survey revealed 66% of the organizations voted Scrum as the most sought-after Agile framework.
Source: 15th State of Agile Report
Now, the question arises as to what Scrum is and why it is so popular, that it is an all-time favorite agile framework.
Let’s find answers to all your questions.
What is Scrum?
Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.
The birth of Scrum happened due to the drawbacks of the waterfall model.
The benefits that Scrum provides are numerous. Here are some of the key benefits worth highlighting-
- Revenue: In Scrum, new features are built-in increments during short sprints. After each sprint, a usable product is available. This ensures a functional product to be released rather than waiting for a complete product to be released post the development cycle.
- Quality: Testing is done during every sprint which allows for frequent inspection of the product that is a work in progress. This ensures there are quality checks before the product is released.
- Customer Satisfaction: Who doesn’t want to earn customer’s approval? That is only possible if there is customer satisfaction. In Scrum, the sprints are of short duration and the results are delivered and good for testing within 1-3 weeks.
The goal is to build new features or corrections regularly and seek feedback from customers frequently. Bugs are fixed quickly and new features are added on the go.
- Reduced Production Costs: Scrum is a wonderful fix to reduce production costs. Production costs soar due to the delay in time and unnecessary costs. Scrum can help estimate the total cost of production.
Story pointing is used for approximation of the difficulty of any of the tasks. The convolution corresponds to the costs of production.
Story pointing allows teams to estimate the near to the accurate cost of building new features and allows teams to prioritize tasks based on their difficulty.
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