Scrum is a way for teams to work together to develop a product.
Product development, using Scrum, occurs in small pieces, with
each piece building upon previously created pieces.
Building products one small piece at a time encourages creativity
and enables teams to respond to feedback and change, to build
exactly and only what is needed.
More specifically, Scrum is a simple framework for effective team
collaboration on complex projects. Scrum provides a small set of
rules that create just enough structure for teams to be able to
focus their innovation on solving what might otherwise be an
How does Scrum Work?
Building complex products for customers is an inherently difficult task.
Scrum provides structure to allow teams to deal with that difficulty.
However, the fundamental process is incredibly simple, and at its core
is governed by 3 primary roles.
- Product Owners determine what needs to be built in the next 30 days or less.
- Development Teams build what is needed in 30 days (or less), and then
demonstrate what they have built. Based on this demonstration, the
Product Owner determines what to build next.
- Scrum Masters ensure this process happens as smoothly as possible, and
continually help improve the process, the team and the product being created.