Scrum Framework for Agile Project Development
When we carry out a project, it is usual to present the result to the client once the work is finished. Today, a methodology that is defined as an agile framework is increasingly imposed, which basically allows small deliveries of work to evolve the project from the client’s comments to each of these small deliveries. One of the most popular agile frameworks is the Scrum framework, used by 70% of project development teams worldwide.
Agile methodologies emerged as a response to the problems manifested in software projects when applying traditional management formulas, the so-called predictive or cascade ones. These logics do not take into account reality: the user-client who orders the work is not clear about the requirements until he sees the advanced work. Those who have developed websites, for example, know what we are talking about: the client does not know what he wants, but when he sees the work done he begins to make modifications to the designer’s despair. Scrum solves this problem.
Structure and Basic Concepts of Scrum Framework
Scrum is a framework in which the project is carried out by the Scrum Team, which is made up of the Product Owner (the user-client), the Development Team (self-managed, makes its own decisions), and the Scrum Master, a leader whose task is to verify that the project is developed correctly following the methodology. Their work is at the service of the Scrum Team.
How does it work?
At the beginning of the project, the Product List or Product Backlog is prepared, which are the characteristics or functionalities (ordered according to their priority) that the product must have; They can change during development.
When the team gets to work, they organize themselves into blocks of time, called Timeboxes. These spaces can be structured, for example, in cycles of 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes of rest, repeated a certain number of times throughout the day.
On the other hand, the project is divided into small objectives that are achieved in work stages that follow a similar, iterative structure; is the Sprint. Every day newsprint is made, after analyzing the results obtained from the previous sprint. The Increment is the progress and the value that each sprint brings to the project. Each increment builds on the previous one.
These are the key aspects of this methodology that allows the development of projects in continuous contact with the user-client, so that the result finally obtained is satisfactory, eliminating possible substantial modifications once the project has finished and is presented to the client.
The Scrum framework can be combined with other complementary methods for organizing work, such as the Kanban methodology and specifically the Trello collaborative work tool, based on this method.
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